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Nokia 5800 Star Trek Cell Phone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Movies,

Nokia Star Trek PhoneWith all the hype from the new Star Trek movie, we figured it wouldn’t be long before someone came up with a Special Edition Phone. The Nokia 5800 Star Trek Edition is a basic 5800 with a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a 3.2 megapixel cam and GPS. The fun starts with the wallpapers, 8 ringtones and screensavers and ends with a Phaser application. Most of the major providers will carry the phone before you go see the flick May 8.

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K3 Solar/Wind Power Portable Charger

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K3 Get your green on with Kinesis Industries’ gadget that can charge your cell phone or MP3 player by either solar or wind power. The K3 is heavy duty, weatherproof and can provide 30 minutes of talk time or 300 minutes of music after one hour. When full, it can charge a cell phone about 5 times and an iPod or other player about 10 times. It has a USB port built in with various adapter tips and an inside space for storing them. Due out in June, contact Kinesis for price and more specifications.

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Samsung I7500 Smartphone

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Samsung I7500We guess we were correct yesterday. Samsung has announced that its first Android-powered smartphone, the I7500, will be released in Europe in June. The phone has a 3.2-inch HVGA AMOLED full touchscreen, a 7.2Mbps 3G HSDPA,  a 5-megapixel cam, 8GB of internal memory and up to 32 GB of external memory. It is also packed with Google mobile services and a WiFi connectivity. No price has been announced as yet.

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Duracell My Pocket Chargers

My Pocket ChargerGet extra energy on the go with Duracell My Pocket Chargers. Use them with your cell phone, BlackBerry, MP3 player or any other device that uses AA batteries. The portable chargers give you 24 hrs. of usage and come in a two pack with 2 Coppertop batteries and connector cable. The PowerSource Mini has a lithium-ion battery that can be charged by AC, car DC, or PC USB port. Each is available for $19.99.

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T-Mobile Sells 1 Million G1 Smartphones

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T-Mobile G1T-Mobile is proud to announce that they have sold more than a million of their Android-powered smartphones in about 6 months. Launched in October, the G1 slider with QWERTY keyboard and Google services obviously is worth the bucks that they spent on the ad campaign. Although the Storm only took half that time to reach a million and the iPhone merely a weekend, we expect that the good news will spur on Samsung, Sony Ericcson and Motorola to hop on the Android bandwagon.

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Washington D.C. To Get Free Mobile Digital TV

In Car Entertainment System

Lucky Washington gets to be the first U.S. city to receive free mobile digital TV for laptops, cell phones, handhelds and in-car entertainment systems. The first broadcasts will be like those beamed to TVs, including advertising. The target date is set for late summer and will consist of CBS, NBC, PBS, Ion and Fox. Mobile DTV will be available to about 2 dozen other cities by the end of the year, to include New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston and Atlanta.

 

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Sharp Solar Powered Waterproof Cell Phone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Design,

Solar Cell PhoneSharp and Japanese mobile network KDDI have teamed for a new cell phone that should please anyone who is trying to help the planet. The cellie has a solar panel in its lid that will recharge in direct sunlight up to 10 minutes. That will give it one minute of talk time or 2 hours of standby, and the panel can contribute up to 80% of the total power supply. The handset is also waterproof and expected out in June.

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AT&T FamilyMap Tracking Service

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones,

FamilyMap

Legally spy on your kids and/or mate with AT&T’s new FamilyMap. The service will track any AT&T cellie from another phone or PC. The recipient gets a text message that he/she is being watched and a scheduled service can send you information at a designated time. The family plan is available for 30 days free, then a monthly charge of $9.99 is applied for use on up to 2 members or $14.99 for up to five of them.

 

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Skydeck - From Cell Phone to PC

Skydeck allows you to make low cost calls from your computer with your cell phone number. They will transcribe your voicemails into text or email. The handy menu lets you search, sort, read, reply, forward and archive notes, voicemail and text messages. Should a caller hang up without reaching you, they will look up the phone number. New numbers are automatically put in your address book. Subscriptions start at $9.95 a month and they offer a free 2 week trial. Just remember that you have to forward your number to them, download a small client to your phone and realize that transcription involves a real person.

 

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Skype on iPhone and Blackberry

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Internet,

iPhoneYou can now receive Skype on your iPhone/touch, and Blackberry owners can look forward to the service in May. COO Scott Durchslag claims that it has been the #1 request from its current customers. More than 400 million already use the service with their PC, so that is a pretty good target area. One of its pluses is that subscribers can use the phone numbers in their existing iPhone address book. There is no charge for the download and calls between Skype users are free.

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