Archive for Amber Maitland

  • i-mate reveals the JAQ4, Ultimate range, and SPL models

    i-mate reveals the JAQ4, Ultimate range, and SPL models

    By 12 February 2007

    The 3GSM conference in Barcelona is only a few hours old, and already it seems that the focus this year for many manufacturers are smartphones. I-mate, which calls itself the specialist in Windows Mobile devices, has announced an Ultimate range of 3G...

  • Nokia launches N77, 6110 Navigator, and 3110 Classic

    Nokia launches N77, 6110 Navigator, and 3110 Classic

    By 12 February 2007

    In addition to an impressive array of business phones, Nokia has also launched a proper mobile TV phone, the N77, as well as a satnav phone, the 6110 Navigator. Nokia calls the N77 a multimedia computer, but it's mainly geared toward watching mobile TV...

  • Nokia unveils E90 Communicator, E65, and E61i

    Nokia unveils E90 Communicator, E65, and E61i

    By 12 February 2007

    Nokia has expanded its business portfolio of mobile handsets with the new E61i, E65, and E90 Communicator. All three operate on quadband GSM and 3G networks, and have WCDMA and WLAN connectivity, and are based on the S60 operating system. In addition,...

  • Original MP3 player inventor releases The Blade

    Original MP3 player inventor releases The Blade

    By 12 February 2007

    The company that claims to have created the first MP3 player ever in 1997, MPMan, has launched a new portable media device. The Blade plays both music and video that can be watched on its small 1.5-inch screen. The device itself is dinky, measuring about...

  • Yahoo launches mobile phone advertising system

    Yahoo launches mobile phone advertising system

    By 12 February 2007

    The 3GSM conference in Barcelona has only just begun, and already Yahoo has made two major announcements. The company has launched its mobile phone advertising system that was first trialled in Japan across eighteen countries. The move marks an effort...

  • Vodafone brings eBay to your mobile

    Vodafone brings eBay to your mobile

    By 8 February 2007

    Vodafone has struck a deal to bring eBay to its handsets across Europe, exclusively in some markets, but not in the UK. The eBay application will be free to download through Vodafone live! and will be embedded on certain handset to be sold later in the...

  • RIM and Samsung settle over BlackJack name

    RIM and Samsung settle over BlackJack name

    By 8 February 2007

    RIM has settled its differences with Samsung over the dispute of its BlackBerry name. RIM believed that Samsung's "BlackJack" device sounded far too similar to BlackBerry, and therefore infringed on its trademark. However, the suit appears to have been...

  • New York Senate considers iPod-banning bill

    New York Senate considers iPod-banning bill

    By 8 February 2007

    In the UK, talking on a mobile phone while driving has long been banned, but it seems as though New York state government may take that law one step further. One state senator, Carl Kruger, has introduced a bill to ban the use of certain distracting devices,...

  • Sony Ericsson looking for photograph to make history

    Sony Ericsson looking for photograph to make history

    By 8 February 2007

    The Institute of Contemporary Arts is collaborating with Sony Ericsson to help celebrate its 60th anniversary and is inviting members of the public to take part via an innovative competition. 59 high profile names - spanning film, design, art, literature,...

  • Humax launches 40-inch LCD TV with built-in PVR

    By 8 February 2007

    Humax has launched another 40-inch widescreen TV on to the market, this one an LCD model that also incorporates a PVR. The "all-in-one" device has twin tuners and access to Freeview and radio channels. You can record direct on to its 160GB hard disk drive....

  • Orange and Vodafone to share signal masts

    Orange and Vodafone to share signal masts

    By 8 February 2007

    Vodafone and Orange have today announced a landmark, but non-binding, agreement that could mean that 3G and even higher-speed networks are rolled out more quickly. The companies intend to share their Radio Access Networks, or RANs, which includes masts,...

  • Jajah Mobile lets you make low-cost calls anywhere

    Jajah Mobile lets you make low-cost calls anywhere

    By 8 February 2007

    Jajah, a VoIP provider, has just launched its mobile version, called, unsurprisingly, Jajah Mobile Web. Like the original web Jajah, there's no download or installation of applications. You simply go to the Jajah mobile site in order to make the call....

  • Action Cam from Oregon Scientific for extreme sports enthusiasts

    Action Cam from Oregon Scientific for extreme sports enthusiasts

    By 8 February 2007

    Oregon Scientific, a name that brings to mind temperature gauges and radio-controlled clocks, has released a new Action Cam for sporty types. It can handle whatever sport you throw at it, being weatherproof and ruggedly designed to clip on or be stowed...

  • Samsung showcases Ultra Smart F700

    Samsung showcases Ultra Smart F700

    By 8 February 2007

    Samsung is showcasing its latest smartphone, the Ultra Smart F700 at the 3GSM World Congress next week. The F700 has a full QWERTY key pad that slides out from underneath it, as well as a touchscreen for those who prefer its feel for inputting. The interface...

  • Philips launches 9-inch photo frame

    Philips launches 9-inch photo frame

    By 8 February 2007

    Philips has released a new digital photo frame to the market that measure a large 9-inches on the diagonal. The metal-finish 9FF2M4 and wood-finish 9FF2CWO come with software that lets you either set up a slideshow at intervals of your choosing, or display...

  • Microsoft unveils Windows Mobile 6

    Microsoft unveils Windows Mobile 6

    By 8 February 2007

    Microsoft has today unveiled a Vista-esque version of its phone platform, Windows Mobile 6. It's added features that have previously only been available on a PC. For example, it introduces Windows Live to the mobile for instant messaging with multiple...

  • Nokia offers mapping service to smartphone users

    Nokia offers mapping service to smartphone users

    By 8 February 2007

    Nokia has today introduced two new services for some of its devices, one to aid searching and one for personal navigation. In the first instance, the company is making its smart2go mapping platform available as a free download for Nokia N60s and Windows...

  • Pioneer launches 60-inch plasma TV in the UK

    Pioneer launches 60-inch plasma TV in the UK

    By 8 February 2007

    For those rooms where the 40-incher looks a bit small, Pioneer has released the 60-inch plasma TV, the PDP-607XD. The new set has not just one, but two HDMI inputs as well as a PC input so you can watch photo slideshows or video stored on your computer;...

  • Nintendo phone patent unearthed

    Nintendo phone patent unearthed

    By 8 February 2007

    The patent office throws up more questions than it answers, with journalists watching the submissions and approvals in order to root out the latest invention or device coming into production. Mobile phone patents are a constant theme, but this week a...

  • Watch makes sure you always arrive on time

    Watch makes sure you always arrive on time

    By 8 February 2007

    Designer Martin Frey has come up with an original way to show time on a wristwatch and make sure that you're never late to your appointments. Dubbed "the thinking watch", the prototype is able to tap into Personal Area Networks and Bluetooth to communicate...

  • Samsung adds silver and gold to NV3

    Samsung adds silver and gold to NV3

    By 7 February 2007

    Samsung has added a couple of new finishes to its NV range of cameras in order to offer consumers more choice of styles. The NV3 is now available not just in black, but also in silver and a finish called OPL, which stands for Oriental Plant Lacquer. The...

  • Googlemail opened to general public in UK and USA

    Googlemail opened to general public in UK and USA

    By 7 February 2007

    Google has finally taken away the "by invitation only" requirement on its email service and has opened it up for anyone. Previously, you could only sign up for an account if you'd received an invitation for one from a Gmail user. Google had already removed...

  • Norwegian consumer group not satisfied by Apple CEO's letter

    Norwegian consumer group not satisfied by Apple CEO's letter

    By 7 February 2007

    Steve Jobs' open letter to the music industry published last night has failed to satisfy at least one of the European consumer groups pushing for Apple to unlock its DRM. Jobs' in part tried to justify Apple's DRM by pointing out that other major music...

  • TiVo to playback content from Amazon Unbox Video

    TiVo to playback content from Amazon Unbox Video

    By 7 February 2007

    TiVo users in the US will soon be able to download content from Amazon's Unbox Video service to their TiVos to watch on their TVs. The two companies are testing the new service, which still requires that users purchase or rent the show or movie from Amazon's...

  • Dell handheld console rumours quashed

    Dell handheld console rumours quashed

    By 7 February 2007

    If Dell is planning on developing a gaming handheld device in the future, it's keeping those plans tightly under wraps. The rumours were started when PC Plus reported that Global gaming chief Abizar Vakharia replied to a question about a possible handheld,...


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