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Navizon

Sadly, not every phone or PDA comes equipped with the wonderful feature that is GPS.  Someday maybe, but not yet.  Until then, there are many different options for getting a GPS signal to your mobile device of choice, but an extra device isn’t always practical.  With peer-to-peer functionality all the rage, Navizon has capitalized on the concept with a wireless positioning system that can operate sans a hardware GPS. 

Utilizing Wi-Fi and cellular capable devices, Navizon’s software triangulates your position based on data provided by the items that surround us all (access points, cell towers, etc.).  In essence, Navizon’s software mimics a hardware-based GPS, at least as far as your navigation software is concerned.  Data is transmitted back to Navizon and it uses said data to help triangulate the location of other people using the service in your area.  If you’re concerned about the Big Brother aspect of things, you can purchase a Solo editon of the software that doesn’t transmit any data back to the mother ship.  Naturally, the Solo version is a bit more feature limited since a number of options rely heavily on community supplied data, but it helps end conspiracy theories if nothing else.

Navizon’s software is available free of charge for Windows Mobile and Pocket PC devices as well as Symbian Series 60 platforms.  Their Solo version costs $19.99 USD.


Read More | Navizon via NaviGadget


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ImCoSys Smartphone

With Linux penetrating the marketplace so pervasively, it comes as no surprise that even the ubiquitous mobile phone now runs a variation of the popular OS.  The latest mobile device to run Linux is this smartphone from ImCoSys, a small Swiss company that started up in 2005.

Sporting features like quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900), Bluetooth 1.2, EDGE, Wi-Fi (802.11b), and GPS, the phone has the necessary equipment to be competitive in the marketplace.  A 200MHz TI OMAP 730 processor provides the necessary computational power, with 64MB ROM/64MB RAM for memory and a QVGA touchscreen LCD to handle input duties.  An oddball feature that’s included is RS-232, which certainly seems strange in these days of USB dominance. 

Available this summer for approximately $350 USD.


Read More | ImCoSys (de) via Linux Devices


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SolioFor those of you planning to conquer Mount Everest in the near future, you know you can’t possibly do this without taking your iPod with you right?  Well how the heck are you gonna charge that sucker on your way up to the summit?  Solio has the answer for ya.  All the goodness and eco-friendly power of the sun can now be harnessed just for you so that you can power all those gadgets for free, courtesy of that shiny ball of light in the sky.  But what about all your other gadgets?  Relax Skippy, have sunlight, will travel…

Solio is a portable, renewable power source that draws energy from sunlight, storing it in an internal battery and using it to charge virtually all mobile electronic devices, including:

• Cell phones
• iPods/MP3 players
• Digital cameras
• PDAs
• GPSs

So wherever you are…whenever you need power…Solio is there.

Anything: Powers virtually all your hand-held electronics
Anytime: Stores power for whenever you need it
Anywhere: Chargeable from the sun or wall socket
Anyone: Easy to use by attaching a cable and pushing a button

How’s that for gadget coolness?  The latest Solio now comes in black, along with the older Coldplay version.  Pretty spiffy for those of you with a black nano or 5G Video iPod.  Now you can climb and conquer in style, while maintaining maximum fashionability.  Rock on…


Read More | Solio


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


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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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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NASCAR FanView

Lookout NASCAR fans - technology has now invaded the stands.  Starting Feb. 17th, the FanView will be available for rent at all 2006 Nextel Cup Series races.  The first of it’s kind at a major sporting event, the FanView combines a radio scanner and the ability to view up to seven in-car cameras plus the race broadcast.  Statistical information on the cars and drivers, audio replay, and priority scanning on up to four drivers will help involve the fans more than just holding down the bleachers (or infield) and swilling beer.  Rental fees are $50 for a day or $70 for the weekend plus a minor deposit fee of $500 to ensure it’s safe return.


Read More | Sprint Nextel via Yahoo


E-TEN G500GPS-enabled devices are everywhere these days.  They’re in everything from dog collars, to wristwatches, and of course, cell phones.  The latest GPS equipped phone to hit the market is E-TEN’s G500 Pocket PC Phone.  A quad-band GSM phone with GPRS, it has the increasingly popular SiRF Star III chipset with an internal antenna for GPS duties.  The phone eschews the typical Intel XScale processor in favor of a Samsung unit running at 400MHz and has 128MB ROM and 64MB RAM for program executionstorage.  Windows Mobile 5.0 is the operating system of choice, and the rest of the G500’s features read like almost any other PDA or phone - 1440mAh Li-Ion battery, 1.3 megapixel camera, Class 2 Bluetooth 1.2, speakerphone, and miniSD slot.  The only thing missing is a VGA screen, as the G500’s is a 65K color, 240x320 TFT-LCD.  No word yet on pricing or availability. 


Read More | E-TEN via phoneArena.com


GlobalSat GV-201.jpgIf you looking for a more versatile stand alone GPS system, the GV-201 from GlobalSat may be for you.  Coming in February, it features a 4 inch touch screen display and voice guided directions.  It uses GlobalSat’s much applauded chipset in the SiRF Star III.  What makes this GPS different from others is its ability to display photos, listen to MP3’s, and watch MP4 video via an SD Card Storage Slot built into the device.  Not a bad way to get lost.


Read More | GlobalSat


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