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Pocket LOOX T800

With 3GSM World Congress, the show of shows when it comes to mobile phones, in full swing this week, phone announcements are coming fast and furious.  One of the latest is Fujitsu-Siemens Pocket LOOX T800 series which includes the T810 and T830 models.  Running Windows Mobile 5.0, the phones feature GSM and UMTS for connectivity to the outside world, a 416MHz XScale processor, 64MB ROM/128MB RAM, a

640x480 VGA

240x240 screen, SDIO slot, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth 2.0, an integrated GPS,  and a VGA camera.  Both models will also feature Microsoft’s push e-mail technology (once it’s out of litigation) which will compete with RIM’s Blackberry for domination in the workplace. 

Sort of makes Cingular’s recently released 8125 seem like the poor cousin doesn’t it?  At an estimated street price of $700 to $800 they won’t come cheap though.


CORRECTION: Some things are just too good to be true.  The screen is not 640x480 VGA, it’s only 240x240. (2-15-06)


Read More | Fujitsu-Siemens via fosfor gadgets


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Just when you thought you would never have enough SD or Memory Stick cards to quench your appetite for storage, Seagate announces their new 12GB one-inch hard drive for mobile devices.  Talk about a mobloggers dream. This puppy is now going to demand those higher-megapixel camera phones to hit the market pronto.

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world’s leading manufacturer of Consumer Electronics (CE) hard drives, today announced the newest member of its diverse CE product portfolio, the Seagate ST1.3 Series 12GB 1-inch hard drive. With a footprint 23% smaller, 50% more storage capacity, and 30% less power consumption than Seagate’s current 1-inch hard drive, the ST1.3 Series also offers a new optional drop sensor for increased robustness, delivering the features most requested by handheld device manufacturers. The ST1.3 Series hard drive is Seagate’s second hard drive with perpendicular recording and the company’s first drive utilizing perpendicular technology in the 1-inch category.

This little Giga-Wonder-Disk has all sorts of cool new technology in place to make sure your digital media keeps up with your fast paced lifestyle.  Things like Run-on Technology and G-Force Protection will make sure that whether working out or those accidental slips-of-hand, your device will continue working and playing music without skipping a beat.  We can’t wait to see which devices will hit the market first using this new drive.

Read More | Seagate


Gear Live Bleeding EdgeThis episode is packed with a ton of interviews that we shot at CES, including:

  • Major Nelson Interview: We had the opportunity to catch up with our friend Larry Hryb - Major Nelson to the layperson - to ask him about what his CES experience was like. Major had been pretty much tied to the Xbox area in the Microsoft booth, but he took a few minutes to talk to us about Fight Night 3, Dead Rising, and Street Fighter II on Xbox Live Arcade.
  • DualCor cPC: We have a look at the amazing DualCor cPC. This may turn out to be an OQO killer, as it is a handheld Windows XP computer that also runs Windows Mobile 5.0 on a separate processor, allowing the user to switch between the two OSes with the touch of an icon.
  • Netomat Hub Service: Netomat’s Hub is an online space where you can create “hubs” to get and share picture and text messages, as well as content such as news feeds and blogs with a friend or your own private group of friends. You and your friends can view and update your hubs using a PC or a mobile phone.
  • TiVo Series 3 First Look:We got some quality hands-on time with the forthcoming TiVo Series 3, TiVo’s first HD-capable DVR. The Series 3 unit has some cool new features, including a single-color, two-line OLED LCD display on the front of the unit that shows you what’s being recorded on each tuner. We interviewed Bob Pony of TiVo (TiVoPony on the TiVo Community forums) about what we can expect in the Series 3, so be sure to check out the video interview above. The quick and dirty is that it features built-in ethernet, an external SATA port for expanding your TiVo’s capacity, and that it will ship with a 250 GB hard drive.

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Length: 29:31, 14.3 MB

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For you Bluetooth fans out there, the MVOX MV900 provides hands-free speakerphone communications in your home or in your car.  This slick looking box is certified for use by Palm with your Treo 650 or 700w series phone, as well as with your home computer for use with services like Skype or any other VoIP solution.  The MV900 provides DSP voice processing technologies together with speaker independent voice dialing.  The best part, all of this with no driver required for Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, MAC OS9, and OS X.


Full details and specs after the jump.


Read More | MVOX

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Gear Live Bleeding EdgeSo here it is - the first episode of Gear Live’s new video show, The Bleeding Edge. This episode is packed with a ton of interviews that we shot at CES, including:

  • Major Nelson Interview: We had the opportunity to catch up with our friend Larry Hryb - Major Nelson to the layperson - to ask him about what his CES experience was like. Major had been pretty much tied to the Xbox area in the Microsoft booth, but he took a few minutes to talk to us about Fight Night 3, Dead Rising, and Street Fighter II on Xbox Live Arcade.
  • DualCor cPC: We have a look at the amazing DualCor cPC. This may turn out to be an OQO killer, as it is a handheld Windows XP computer that also runs Windows Mobile 5.0 on a separate processor, allowing the user to switch between the two OSes with the touch of an icon.
  • Netomat Hub Service: Netomat’s Hub is an online space where you can create “hubs” to get and share picture and text messages, as well as content such as news feeds and blogs with a friend or your own private group of friends. You and your friends can view and update your hubs using a PC or a mobile phone.
  • TiVo Series 3 First Look:We got some quality hands-on time with the forthcoming TiVo Series 3, TiVo’s first HD-capable DVR. The Series 3 unit has some cool new features, including a single-color, two-line OLED LCD display on the front of the unit that shows you what’s being recorded on each tuner. We interviewed Bob Pony of TiVo (TiVoPony on the TiVo Community forums) about what we can expect in the Series 3, so be sure to check out the video interview above. The quick and dirty is that it features built-in ethernet, an external SATA port for expanding your TiVo’s capacity, and that it will ship with a 250 GB hard drive.

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Motorola RAZR Z

Posted by John Goulden Categories: Cell Phones

RAZR ZWith a few slider clones out on the market, Motorola has finally stepped up to the plate and delivered their very own slider phone - the RAZR Z.  Developed by Moto’s Korean division, the phone will launch there first by the end of the month, with the rest of the world to follow at a later date.  Details are sparse, but the phone will have a 2.2” display, a 1.3MP camera, be capable of playing MP3s, and is anorexic supermodel skinny at just over half an inch thick (.58”).  Approximately $516 to $616 will need to be ponied up to get your hands on one, so start saving.


Read More | The Korea Times via phoneArena


Sony Ericsson M600

Sony has released the P990’s sibling from it’s cage today as well…the M600.  It uses that other smartphone OS - Symbian 9.1, has dual mode UMTS, tri-band GPRS (900/1800/1900MHz), dual-use keypad (read as pain-in-the-neck-to-use), and push e-mail technology.  A nicely sized 2.6” QVGA screen, Bluetooth, Infrared, and USB 2.0 (Full speed 12Mbps instead of High Speed 480Mbps) add additional appeal.  The QVGA screen is also a touch screen (with handwriting recogntion) and is a welcome feature that is missing from many Microsoft Smartphone 5.0 based phones.  Lest I forget, audio playback is also a specialty of the M600 with MP3, AAC, AAC+, E-AAC+, and m4a capability and can deliver the stereo sound via Bluetooth if so desired.  If the P990 is a little much, then the M600 just might fit the bill and will be available in Q2 2006 as the M600c (Mainland China) and the M600i (pretty much everywhere else).


Read More | Sony Ericsson


Sony Ericsson P990Wow…we are still speechless.  MobileWhack got the scoop on the specs for the new Sony Ericsson P990, and I am still wiping the drool off of my desk.  This literally made me want to smash my Treo 650 on the floor and repeatedly stomp up and down on it.  Short of Apple coming out with a phone of this caliber, I may just have to rethink my cell phone selection.  Why doesn’t Apple just buy Sony and get it over with?  Check out the awesome specs (after the jump):

Click to continue reading Sony Ericsson P990: The Ultimate Mobile Phone


Verizon DUNFor all if you looking to use your Verizon Wireless cell phone as an EV-DO modem, it looks like the company has heard your voice and given in. If you are the owner of an LG VX9800, LG VX8100, Motorola RAZR V3c, or Motorola E815, you can now tether your phone to your laptop via USB and surf away if you are willing to pay $59.99 per month for access to Verizon’s BroadbandAccess service. Notice - we specified USB as the connection method. Verizon is still saying no to tethering via Bluetooth. Not too big a deal, as USB is the faster connection method when compared against Bluetooth 1.2, anyway.


Read More | PC Magazine


MelodeoDo you love podcasts? Most of you reading this have probably subscribed to at least one podcast in your lifetime - hopefully ours is one of them.  With the latest cell phone innovations in music playback, it was only a matter of time that we would be able to access content like this over our mobile devices.  Roger Wireless and Melodeo to the rescue.  They have constructed a podcast catalog that are available to Roger Wireless customers in Canada.  Eliminating the need for PC hardware at all, you can take your cell phone and download directly to you handset.  There had to be someone to pioneer it.  So far, the feedback has not been good about the $5 a month service.  However, we must applaud the idea.


Read More | Melodeo’s Mobilecast Network


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