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U-Verse IPTV on iPhone

https://i0.wp.com/www.themaclawyer.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/09/13/iphone.png“MacNN | AT&T plans to link iPhone to U-verse services
AT&T’s position as exclusive carrier for the iPhone will contribute to the new technology. Voice mail messages will be accessible from the user’s TV screen, while DVR recordings will be transferable to the phone”…. <More>

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TOP 10 Wireless Innovations 2008

#8 Talkster  
Talk can’t get any cheaper than with Talkster, the only service providing free long distance, international and group conference calls from any phone on any network

 #5 Ribbit
Not another phone company, but a new kind of  phone company—one  that boasts an open platform that enables developers to easily integrate voice into almost any kind of Web application and powerhouse partnerships with salesforce.com and Adobe”…. <WIRELESS INNOVATIONS 2008>2008

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Move over iPhone: 5 User Interface Advances to Watch in 2008

# 2 Skyfire is a free, downloadable Windows Mobile smartphone browser touted as a “better than iPhone” experience. In addition to enabling full audio and video, Flash content, QuickTime, advanced Ajax and Java, Skyfire displays web pages in miniaturized form, a la iPhone, with a SmartFit feature that resizes each article’s text to fit within each individual handset’s display.
# 4 Zeemote’s patented Zeemote JS1 is a handheld, Bluetooth-based controller promising near-console gameplay for mobile devices”…. <More>

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The Stone UMPC

“The killer feature on the Stone UMPC though is a module docking bay located on the righthand side of the screen. Modules inlude webcams, GPRS and, fitted to this unit, a tiny detachable bluetooth VoIP phone”…. <MORE>

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ASUS PDA P750 HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB GPS Phone

“With complete 3.5G high speed network coverage (HSDPA 3.6Mbps), Tri band GSM (GSM 900/1800/1900), WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b+g), Bluetooth V2.0+ EDR, USB 1.1 and a built-in GPS antenna, the P750 truly allows the user to be connected to the world. What’s more, it comes with a complete range of exclusive business features to aid the business-oriented consumer in their daily work”….  <More>

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Solar Bluetooth GPS Receiver Review

The solar battery can contribute something like 15 mA to the overall power. This means the receiver only needs to draw 30 mA from the rechargeable battery, and can therefore theoretically run for 30 hours, assuming the sun is shining all the time, day and night. Hum, something’s not sound here… If I just knew what … 😉

This also means that if you want to run your receiver exclusively from the solar battery then you can use it only one third of the time it is exposed to the sunlight. To completely recharge an empty receiver with just the solar battery takes 60 hours – five days if you assume 12 hours of sunshine each day and the receiver always being in optimal reception. This is highly unlikely, so don’t throw that USB charging cable away just yet”…. <More>

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Ubiquitous connectivity – WiFi ? WiMax ? or Cellular?

Question: “Ubiquitous connectivity – WiFi ? WiMax ? or Cellular?

What do you see as the next coming up technology for ubiquitous connectivity? WiFi or WiMax or 3G or EVDO ? Any other ? Will the emergence of this technology be region specific ? If so, which one is likely to be the one in Asia, US and Europe ?

Part of Answer # 1

“What do you see as the next coming up technology for ubiquitous connectivity? WiFi or WiMax or 3G or EVDO ? Any other ? Will the emergence of this technology be region specific ? If so, which one is likely to be the one in Asia, US and Europe ?

“The big question is – can WiMAX catch up w or replace Cellular adoption and maturity? Intel and Samsung would like to make it the big connect-anywhere feature for new UMPC’s, but I note that for instance Sprint just delayed its planned US rollout – so we have to wait and see.

Korean WiBro is a Govt supported service up and running, and I have heard that Indian operators will now look to WiMAX for gaining cheap RoW into cities and across slums areas instead of trenching-in fiber”….   Via Linked In Answers

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Verizone’s iPhone-The LG Voyager-A Better Clone?

The inevitable has come to pass. In the US, AT&T’s big rival, Verizon Wireless, has introduced what is for all intents and purposes is a copy of the iPhone.

Via Telecm TV “Called “Voyager”, the 8GB LG phone sports a great big touch screen and is generally almost as svelte and sexy as an iPhone, although some say it lacks the sublime quality of industrial design that is the hallmark of Apple’s entire product line. Form and function do meet about halfway in Voyager, but it definitely has a case of pragmatic PC-itis.That being said, the new handset does have some features that may give potential iPhone buyers at least some pause for thought on their way the the AT&T and Apple stores. In addition to thet ouch screen, Voyager offers a fold-open QWERTY keypad and screen that many users complain is so conspicuously missing from the Apple phone.

Voyager is also way ahead of the mobile broadband game compared to the iPhone and its wimpy EDGE connectivity that limits its full “i” use to the occasional no-pay WiFi access point”… Slide Show and More Photos @ I4U News.

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I Could Have Been A Contender- The Mobile Phone Operating System Wars

“Though the PC OS wars were brutal and delivered many clashes over the years, the smartphone OS war may make those battles seem tame. This time, the stakes are even higher, as the market for digital devices is four to five times larger in terms of units. So, which operating-system makers will be the major vendors vying for supremacy in the smartphone market over the next five to eight years? —next: The Contenders > >>> <More>

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NTT DoCoMo Mobile Future: Super 3 G-Vision 2010

NTT DoCoMo, Japan‘s innovative telecom company makes a series of videos of it its vision for our mobile future. Pretty cool.

Parts 2 & 3

 

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The Top 100 Employers In Electronic Design

 “The Top 100 Employers In Electronic Design
Which U.S. companies create the most engineering opportunities? Our Top 100 lead the way based on design influence, hiring patterns, rich patent and IP portfolios, and substantial R&D budgets”….( see the table). <Full Article>

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The iPhone’s Untapped Potential

Apple could do a lot more with all the sensors in the iPhone. By Kate Greene

Apple’s iPhone comes with sensors that can detect changes in the phone’s position and environment. Researchers at other companies have been developing mobile-phone applications that can employ data collected by these sorts of sensors to infer a user’s behavior”…. <More>

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Video: “My iPhone Diary”

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Youtube, Google Maps& Other Applications on The Apple’s iPhone

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For The Guided  Tour of the iphone Check out the <Video >

I Cringley”s Column has an interesting twist to the apple Google cooperation and the payoff for both:

 “Safari for Windows is part of a PLATFORM in the same sense that iTunes is part of the iPod platform or vice versa. In this case the platform in question is the iPhone and an as-yet unmentioned partner in that platform is Google.

The iPhone absolutely needs AJAX applications for the phone to be a success on AT&T’s EDGE network. By pushing more functional logic into the browser, the bandwidth consumed per http round-trip is significantly reduced, making the phone apps faster and helping to justify that big price tag. The problem with this is that AJAX apps don’t always work the same (or at all) on every browser. The iPhone has real browser support, which is good, but remember AJAX is based on JavaScript, which in this case is not so good. JavaScript isn’t statically typed and each browser has its own version of JavaScript. Developers are typically forced to hand-code different versions of their AJAX apps for different browsers. With the AJAX economy dictating that browsers with big market share like IE and Firefox get most of the effort, that leaves Safari as a second-class browser and, potentially, a liability for the iPhone”…. <More>

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Iriver NV: MP3 Player, GPS, TV & Innovative Design!

The player doesn’t just look drop-dead gorgeous, it’s loaded with just about every feature you could want. Sure, the player can handle a wide variety of audio and video formats, but it’s also got GPS navigation under the hood and can receive DMB digital television signals as well. There’s also a digital camera (although it’s only 1.3MP), and an FM transmitter for broadcasting sound to your car stereo”….. <More>

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GPS: 50+ Industry Leaders To Watch

“Who will move the GNSS industry and technology forward into 2007 and 2008? What are their goals, and what strategies will they employ?


Diego Lai

 President and CEO | Laipac Technology, Inc.
We will continue our focus on personal locator products with high-sensitivity GPS and AGPS capability. We have a complete roadmap to build location devices inside smart clothes, shoes, and cosmetic products. Compact and bracelet-type emergency locator devices will be ready by Q4 2007. Built-in sensors will help parole system and health care professionals collect information and react immediately in real time. Other products for the transportation industry include multi-mode AVL systems combined with RFID for asset monitoring and container applications” …. <More>

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Video Demo: What Is Plusmo?

What Is Plusmo?

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Video: Boohoo Fo You…20 Japanese Smartphone Features!

  1. mobile wallet
  2. MANGA on mobile
  3. mobile check-in at airports
  4. mobile keys for door
  5. mobile employee badges
  6. mobile cinema tickets
  7. mobile transport passes
  8. fingerprint authentication
  9. face recognition/authentication
  10. mobile discount/promotion coupons
  11. scented phones
  12. mobile fashion consultant
  13. mobile live TV
  14. wii-like mobile phones (motion-sensor)
  15. physical bookmarks for mobiles (shops)
  16. privacy screens
  17. 1D and 2D codes for marketing and even on fruit and veg labels
  18. mobile GPS navigation for pedestrians
  19. electric wave posters (uses RFiD)
  20. waterproof phones “….. Fanpotai and Boohooforyou.com/

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THE NEW HELIO OCEAN: A First Dual-Slider

“Ocean™, the world’s first dual-slider combining a traditional numeric keypad and a separate full QWERTY keyboard in a single device. Designed to be the ultimate social networking tool, Ocean merges Instant Messages, text messages, picture messages and emails from all the major portals, ISPs and even corporate Exchange servers, in one location. A 3G media and content powerhouse, Ocean also delivers full over-the-air music downloads, video-on-demand, a high-resolution camera, an HTML browser, MySpace on Helio, GPS-enabled Google Maps™ for mobile, Buddy Beacon™ Specs:

Ocean sports a huge, 2.4-inch, 260K color high-resolution QVGA display viewable in both portrait or landscape modes, external stereo speakers, a 2.0 megapixel camera with digital zoom and flash for photos and over two hours of continuous video recording, Bluetooth® for wireless voice and stereo Bluetooth® for untethered music and videos, 200MB internal memory expandable via microSD™ to over 2GB, and USB Mass Storage Mode for drag-and-drop sideloading of content. Ocean supports an array of audio and video formats including MP3, AAC and WMA audio, and MPEG4 and H.264 video, all delivered over a nationwide high speed 3G network.

Ocean also carries a special chip designed to optimize music playback for an estimated 15 hours of continuous audio, blazing fast sync speeds and support for both subscription and individually purchased music. Ocean even allows users to browse the Web or their music library without interrupting music playback. Whether listening to tracks downloaded over-the-air from Helio Music, playing 3D or multiplayer games”…. <More>

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i-Blue 757 Solar Powered Bluetooth GPS Receiver

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“Transystem i-Blue 757 is a solar powered bluetooth GPS receiver. What makes the i-Blue 757 unique is its space saving clamshell design. Manufactured by Transystem of Taiwan, these devices contain the 16 channel Nemerix GPS receiver and also have an embedded rechargeable 1000mAh Li-Ion battery. Without seeing any daylight it should run for about 30 hours, and upto 100 if you can harness the power of the sun. With Permanent Standby – Now this is a very, very smart feature”…. <More>

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