BenQ Siemens SXG75 Linux GPS phone now shipping

Arriving more than fashionably late to the 3G party, the first UMTS-enabled handset from BenQ-Siemens is currently arriving on store shelves across Europe. Introduced at CeBIT 2005, the SXG75 also scores two other firsts: it’s also the first Linux handset from a major brand name to go into widespread distribution, and even boasts integrated GPS – a feature shared only by communicators such as the HP iPAQ hw6515 and Mio Technology’s soon-to-be-launched Mio A701. Other highlights of the SXG75 include a high-resolution, 2.2-inch display, a 2 Megapixel camera and the ability to conduct video calls, as well as a stereo FM radio with RDS to back up audio and video playback support for a number of formats. Users can choose to store media in the 64 MB of non-volatile memory of the SXG75 or on RS-MMC cards, while business users will be pleased to find a comprehensive messaging suite with e-mail as well as PIM synchronization with desktops.Available now, the BenQ-Siemens SXG75 sells in the 375 EUR range, claiming up to 6 hours of talk time and 400 hours of standby. via

Claygun review for pocket PC!

“.The concept is simple, the graphics are crisp, and the developers even threw in a storyline to make it a bit more interesting. The objective is to fly up the vertically scrolling landscape, taking out other flying objects, obstacles, and land-based items which are encountered at very regular intervals. Points are awarded for destroying as many targets as possible and as the levels progress the landscape becomes increasingly congested with enemies so dodging or blasting is absolutely necessary. At the end of each level, in order to progress to the next mission, you must destroy a boss or as the developers put it an evil SOB. There are three types of attack methods in ClayGun: shooting, close-range melee attacks, and full-screen bomb-type attacks, and the power of each of the attack methods are character-specific. What’s more the enemy AI appears to be spot-on and challenging as the levels progress as well as with tougher difficulty levels. .” You can read the the entire review HERE! via

Unicon MBridge WiFi Portable Media Player

Unicon MBridge Wi-Fi Media and Internet Player Technology News, Electronics Buy Guide and Gadget Review Silicon Valley based Unicon Systems, Inc. is developing an interesting portable media player with Wi-Fi dubbed MBridge. The Wi-Fi (only 802.11b) enabled MBridge runs on Linux and features a 3.5 inch color screen. It has 2 USB ports, 1 high speed USB mini OTG, internal SD card slot and iR port. Unicon says the MBridge can access any music store to purchase and download music as well as working with online photo services. The MBridge runs software applications like MP3player, web browser and Instant messaging clients.The Unicon MBridge measures 3x5x0.75 inch. It weighs 6.5 ounes. Unicon Systems is taking pre-orders now. Everything USB reports that the MBridge will sell for $159.99 in October 2006. See also the MBridge product page. via

Fuel Cell battery for the PMP's from Samsung!

Samsung announced that they’re working on a Fuel Cell battery for PMP’s and PDA’s. Korea is the leading country when it comes to mobile devices, and especially since the launch of DMB, which is a huge success over there.It’s funny though to have an iRIVER PMP on the picture that is not sold anymore over there… via

Duke3D for Zodiac v1.7 is out!

Screenshot MetaView recently released a new version of his Duke3D port to the Zodiac. Changes for this version are: – Sound playing fixed (braindead code, it is…)- thanks to JonoF (he has a Tungsten T, btw) the mirror is fixed, yeah!- on Zodiac we have now 3 screenmodes with scaling, you can change it in the “options” menu -> “Video Settings” inside the game (use left or right button to change the resolution)- music is broken, will crash your device, will be fixed later More information and the downloads can be found on the homepage here, you can leave feedback for this release on MetaViews forum post here. via