Category: Mobile Technology

Radical New Keypad Design To Change The Face Of Mobiles

It’s usually far more likely to see ‘re-inventing the wheel’ technologies fall along the wayside than to see one actually suceed, but Fastap claim to have come up with something a little bit revolutionary when it comes to mobile phone keypads, and from what we can see they might actually be on to something. You could argue that there’s nothing really wrong with the 12-key design of a typical phone, particularly when you take T9

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Nokia Takes Handheld Navigation To A New Level With The 6210

Key Features of the Nokia 6210 Nokia Maps 2.0 software Integrated magnetic compass Full pedestrian and in-car navigation 2.4” display 3.2MP camera 3.5G/HSDPA It hasn’t taken Nokia long to find a way to show off its new mapping software, Nokia Maps 2.0. The 6210 Navigator is one of four GPS-enabled phones released at the recent MWC, and most notably features a built in magnetic compass capable of auto-correcting for your location wherever you are on

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Travellers Rejoice As The Disposable Mobile Phone Attacks Roaming Charges

It looks like something James Bond would never leave home without. And according to designer Vadim Kibardin, perhaps you should never be without this device either, particularly if you are inclined to find yourself traveling overseas or in any situation where your current mobile phone may not function properly. The Freedom Phone, as it’s called, is a compact, pre-paid phone that is both unorthodox in appearance and function. What some have called the mobile phone equivalent to

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Custom Mobiles Made to Order But Do We Really Care Enough?

Has the dawn of custom-made mobile phones arrived? Already compared to the fashion in which Dell impressively transformed the computer business with mass-produced, personalized, factory-direct desktop computers, the upstart company called zzzPhone has unveiled a new service that delivers factory-direct custom mobile phones through its website www.zzzPhone.com. With multiple assembly facilities in Asia – in strikingly close proximity to the factories of Motorola, Samsung, Nokia, and Palm – these “personalized,” tri-band mobile phones provide features

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Cameras, GPS and MP3s Get The Thumbs Down From Mobile Users.

Modern mobile phones are packed out with additional features, both in the form of digital cameras, GPS and media players as well as services that allow you to receive sports, retail or entertainment promotions, download music and games and surf the web. It almost seems as though making an actual call to someone should be taking a back seat by now. This might be what you’d assume anyway, but recent figures published by AppTrigger, a

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Manufacturers Prepare For Enviro-Friendly Future

Green is the new black for 2008, at least if you follow the gathering momentum from industry leaders, entrepreneurs and designers to place more emphasis on environmentally friendly production in new technologies. The first ever Greener Gadgets Conference, which took place in New York City on the 1st of February, showcased a range of technologies and principles designed to do just that. Highlights included a methanol-based fuel cell mobile device charger prototype, a wind/solar powered

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Sony Ericsson Release First GPS Mobile Phone

Yet another Walkman phone from Sony Ericsson, the W760i is a mid-range phone with a fairly impressive, if slightly confusing list of features. First of the W760i is a slider phone that is available in a range of slightly bizarre colours described as Fancy Red, Rocky Silver and Intense Black. It has a 2.2″ screen and an external d-pad that looks similar to the recent W580i. Its multimedia credentials are reinforced with HSDPA connectivity and it also

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Sony Ericsson Invents Drag and Drop Bluetooth

A new patent application published last week shows an innovative method of transferring files between mobile phones. The Portable device with short range communication function patent discusses a mobile phone with a “simplified procedure” for sending and receiving data using a drag and drop interface. At present sending a photo or music file isn’t particularly straightforward in most handsets. A user has to select an item from the menu, select the “send item” option, select

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The Wonderful World of VOIP: 10 sites about Internet telephony and Voice over IP

We do love our VoIP. What’s not to love? Free or cheap calls over the Internet wherever in the world you are; instant communication with friends and family. But there are some people who really get excited by it. Their hands quiver at the thought of the Skype phone, or even Tesco’s new budget Stickphone… These are the VoIP bloggers, analysts and community users. From provider news services to open source communities, everything you ever

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