“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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“Unlike Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and soon Ultra WideBand and Wireless USB, Sony’s TransferJet technology isn’t proposed as a disruptive transmission force: it uses electric induction to transmit data rather than the radiation field antennas used by 802.11 Wi-Fi kit.
This means that TransferJet won’t interfere with or be degraded by any surrounding radio signals “…. <More Via Tech Radar>
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
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
A short demonstration of PacketVideo’s mobile broadcast receiver. This matchbox-sized device turns any WiFi-enabled device into a mobile TV.
# 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>
“News just in from the connected HDTV frontier (yes, it does exist): LG’s new 52LG71 telly combines 52-inch LCD 1080p goodness with blazing fast 802.11n Wi-Fi.Great! But why would you want a Wi-Fi TV? To stream high-definition video, of course, whether it’s from your computer or from online services. And yes, there isn’t much HD video available on the web yet, but expect that to change quickly in the coming months”… <More>
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
“Last week, the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) of Korea demonstrated a wireless transmission platform fashionably named the NoLA (Nomadic Local Area Wireless Access). With a download speed of up to 3.6 gigabits per second, it is by far faster than 3G technologies mentioned above.
Theoretically, the NoLA network will enable one to download a DVD movie file in just a couple of seconds, which takes around one minute when using the vernacular 100-megabits line, ETRI said. Previously, the fastest data transmission rate available to users on the move was 1 gigabit per second, which was displayed by Samsung Electronics”…. <More>
“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>
LAS VEGAS—At CES 2007, Toshiba gave us a taste of the first Ultra-wideband (UWB) docking station in action, possibly a sign that UWB is taking a stronger foothold in the wireless networking industry. UWB uses USB 2.0 technology to transfer data wirelessly between two computers. Currently, the device only works with the Toshiba R400-S4931, a sleek convertible tablet that has the look of a 13-inch MacBook, except with tablet capabilities.
“DisplayLink is developing new and ways of connecting displays to computers – ways that will transform how people make use of displays. DisplayLink has successfully challenged the limitations of current display connectivity to deliver a highly interactive user experience across a network or USB 2.0 connection. Adding extra displays to the desktop, whether directly or through accessories such as docking stations is now easier than ever. This exciting new technology is available in silicon or PCB designs. It can be directly embedded into displays – or incorporated into a wide range of standalone accessories.
DisplayLink technology can be integrated into several potential applications, wherever a display is required over a standard wired or wireless interface at a low cost, including:
• Wireless monitors and projectors
• Wireless digital picture frames
• USB2.0 monitors and projectors
• USB2.0 to VGA/DVI dongles
• Universal USB 2.0 notebook docks with VGA/DVI
• Ethernet-based thin clients
• External displays through USB 2.0 and Wireless“
Via The Economist: “With its immunity from interference from buildings, easy co-existence with other forms of radio transmission and an ability to transmit live video streams at gigabit per second speeds over short distances, UWB has had more than its share of hype. But the technology—at least in its guise as a wireless version of the ubiquitous USB cable used to connect computers and cameras to printers and other peripherals—has been catching on fast, as a rival (and perhaps complement) to Bluetooth.So much so, laptop makers like Lenovo and Dell have been hard pressed to meet demand for their latest models that come with UWB connections built in”….. Full Article
Sony Ericsson MBW100 Bluetooth Watchhowardchui1 min 45 sec – Nov 2, 2006Here's my quick review of the Sony Ericsson MBW100 Bluetooth Watch”… The watch allows you to review your calls wireless an dreject them or control the MP3 player in your phone without taking it out of your pocket…. Check out the video… v=385SISfXUNU
The T61p is also the first laptop we’ve seen that features an ultra-wideband (UWB) chip. It’s therefore compatible with the Wireless USB and wireless HDMI standards — which means you can connect it to compatible cameras, tellies and all sorts (which should be available soon) without using cables. Genius.
“Until recently this technology was deemed illegal in the UK, due to its potential interference with other wireless devices, but Ofcom has just given it the green light, saying, “UK users will not need a license to use UWB devices when they hit shelves in the future.” ….. <More>
Belkin’s Wireless USB hub has a dongle with an antenna (left), giving a PC Wireless USB abilities. This communicates with a wireless hub with four regular USB ports (right), allowing older wired devices to use the technology. (Credit: Belkin)”…. <More>
First Look: Franklin Wireless USB EVDO Card
“This revolutionary product will enable Tablet PC and Mac laptop and desktop users that do not have a PCMCIA card slot to connect to the Internet or company information with broadband-like download speeds using Sprint Mobile Broadband Services operating on the Sprint Power Vision Network. Not much information is out on this card but our early tests have shown remarkable speeds! Previous ultra mobile portables have had the “ball and chain” by tethering their EVDO phones/pda’s but now those days are over and it looks like Sprint beat everyone to the punch!”…. <More>
FCC Rules Could Be Boon For Technology Companies;Loosening Telecom's Grip
“Google, Skype and others in the high-tech industry say large telecom firms stifle innovation by controlling which mobile devices, software and services subscribers can use and “locking” phones to a particular carrier. For example, AT&T has exclusive carriage of Apple Inc.’s iPhone. Those Internet companies have had difficulty bringing services such as free Web calling to the mobile-phone market, while handset makers like Nokia Corp. have had trouble bringing popular European phones to the U.S., where the telecom operators control what phones are used on their networks’….
“Chip designer Alereon Inc. said Monday it is releasing the first chip that uses a frequency band that is legal all over the world for wireless USB, a technology with the potential to cut the tangle of cables surrounding computers.The new chip could prove an important step in persuading computer makers to incorporate the technology. A few wireless USB products are already on the US market, but they send and receive signals over a frequency that is not legal in most of the world because of potential interference with radar.The underlying radio technology is called ultra-wideband, or UWB, and uses frequencies far above those usually employed for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular phones and other wireless technologies. The speeds it can reach are similar to the current capabilities of USB 2.0″…. <More>
“Sony “Sony has followed suit by turning up the volume on its Vaio series. The Vaio FZ follows Centrino Duo, and then adds a plethora of the company’s exalted multimedia features. For instance, LocationFree software will enable the system to wirelessly connect with a media center base station, typically in the house, for transmission of DV-R and other recorded content, as well as the ability to “phase-shift” (pause and rewind) live TV. The $1,400 model supports DVD, while the $2,000 edition – as you might expect – both records and plays Blu-ray Discs in what Sony is touting as “full 1080 HD resolution.” It will be interesting to see how Sony pulls this off on a 15.4″ screen. Availability is expected in just a few weeks”….. <More>