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Category: Mobile Tech

Microsoft Zenzui Aims to Revamp Mobile Surfing

Microsoft Zenzui Aims to Revamp Mobile Surfing
Microsoft today announced a new startup business focused on improving user interfaces for mobile devices called “ZenZui.” ZenZui’s differentiator is its unique “zooming” user interface which lets you quickly maneuver from one application or website to another.

Ti Working on World’s Smallest Dlp Projectors

Ti Working on World’s Smallest Dlp Projectors
Texas Instruments has announced that they’ll be showing off a prototype of a teensy DLP based “pico-projector” at the 2007 CTIA Wireless convention later this week. The wee projector modules use DLP’s “millions of tiny mirrors” technology, yet will be small enough to be integrated into cell phones and other mobile devices.

Digital Cube G43: World’s Smallest Windows XP UMPC

Digital Cube G43: World’s Smallest Windows XP UMPC
While the Pocket PC and smartphones are enough for most of us who need a pocket computer, sometimes a full-on version of Windows is what you’d like. The Digital Cube I-Station G43 aims to solve this problem by providing a complete Windows XP computer in a palm-sized UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) device.

Bose Media System: Sophisticated Car Audio

Bose Media System: Sophisticated Car Audio
Audio gear maker Bose is showing off their latest in car audio systems, the high-end Bose Media System. It features 5.1-channel surround sound, an AM/FM/XM radio, a multi-format CD/DVD player, navigation and on board music server among other things.

The Wii-Pod

The Wii-Pod
The useless Wii hack of the month award has to go to YouTube user matthwesalvo for his iPod / Wii mashup. He’s figured out a way to stream live video from his Wii to his 60GB iPod via a custom Linux application and some hacking of the video connectors on his iPod dock.

Wolverine Media Player Gets Massive 160gb Hard Drive

Wolverine Media Player Gets Massive 160gb Hard Drive
Like the idea of a portable media player, but want to bring your entire collection of music AND videos on the road? Most players top out around 60 to 80GB of storage, which isn’t enough for a tremendous amount of video content.

IPhone Interface Knock Off on Pocket Pc

IPhone Interface Knock Off on Pocket Pc
Tech geek Tzywen was too impatient to wait for the upcoming Apple iPhone, so he created a custom launcher application for his Microsoft Pocket PC which is based on the iPhone user interface. He’s even went so far as to recreate the finger-scrolling capability for music playlists that Steve Jobs showed off when the iPhone was announced.

Apple and Cisco Kiss and Make Up

Apple and Cisco Kiss and Make Up
Apple and Cisco have been duking it out over the last few months over who rightfully possessed the right to use the moniker “iPhone.” Tonight, the companies have jointly announced an agreement which will allow both companies to use the iPhone name on their own products.

Sharp Em One: a Pocketpc Heavy Hitter

Sharp Em One: a Pocketpc Heavy Hitter
Sharp just introduced a shmancy new handheld in Japan, called the EM ONE. Highlights of the new PocketPC include a large 4.1-inch touchscreen display and dual-slider tray that provides easy access to a full QWERTY keyboard and navigation controls.

Samsung Sgh-F520: Yet Another iPhone Killer?

Samsung Sgh-F520: Yet Another iPhone Killer?
A couple of week’s back I told you about the upcoming Samsung F700 mobile phone, which looks poised to give the Apple iPhone a pretty good run for its money. Well hot on the heals of that phone, Samsung has revealed another sweet looking touchscreen / keyboard hybrid phone, the SGH-F520.

Blackberry 8800 Adds Gps and More

Blackberry 8800 Adds Gps and More
Research in Motion today announced their latest smartphone model, the BlackBerry 8800. The new model adds numerous features including GPS tracking, expandable memory, and a long-lasting battery. The 8800 is a full quad-band GSM/EDGE phone, and lifts many of the features found in the popular BlackBerry Pearl model, such as its well-received trackball navigation.

Cell Phone Holder Lights Up for Incoming Calls

Cell Phone Holder Lights Up for Incoming Calls
If you prefer that your cell phone remain totally silent when you get a call at your desk, this little gadget might come in handy. The Signal Cell Phone Adviser detects the radio waves around your cell phone and automatically lights up to let you know you have an incoming call or message.

History of Music Players

History of Music Players
With just about every device from cell phones to watches embedding portable media players these days, I thought it might be fun (and maybe a little bit educational) to take a walk down memory lane and examine the evolution the portability of music and media over the last 50-odd years.

Samsung Takes Aim at iPhone

Samsung Takes Aim at iPhone
Seems like every few days another mobile phone vendor tries to steal some thunder from Apple’s much anticipated iPhone. Samsung has now thrown their hat into the ring by throwing down with their own widescreen, touch-sensitive media phone.

Ricoh 500se Camera Encodes Gps Data on Photos

Ricoh 500se Camera Encodes Gps Data on Photos
A while back, I wrote about Sony’s add-on GPS dongle that lets you geotag digital photographs with the location where the were taken. Ricoh has now jumped onto the bandwagon, with a camera that can accept GPS data via a wireless connection.

Kyocera W51k: Packed With Multimedia Goodness

Kyocera W51k: Packed With Multimedia Goodness
Kyocera’s new W51K takes on the mobile phone market with the philosophy that “more is better.” As a matter of fact, it’s almost like the phone is an afterthought. The W51K crams in a plethora of multimedia functions including an MP3 player, video player, FM tuner, 2MP digital camera and even a TV tuner with an EPG program guide.