Cal comp and Kinpo presentednew pocket pc phone

“Cal-comp & Kinpo presented its new pocket pc phone ‘Saturn SP90’ at TAITRONICS Bangkok. The Saturn SP90 is a pocket pc phone with QWERTY keyboard and it is a winner of 2006 reddot design for its sleek industrial design. It supports tri-band GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 MHz and runs on Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition.” via

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars review for PPC

“The game begins with a wonderfully rich introduction that includes some credits but, more importantly, introduces you to the game and what is going on. It lasts almost three full minutes but, as I watched the wonderful cinematics, I couldn’t help but wonder if the graphics and sound for the game would be as rich. (On a side note, don’t think that your display has wigged out on you when the intro starts up because the first 15-20 seconds contain no video – just audio. While I was initially disappointed by this, I think it increases your anticipation for the graphics so that, when they do appear, you are properly blown away by them….)” Read this review at

Toshibas new LBA NAND Flash Memory to Launch in Global Market

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has brought logical block addressing (LBA) to NAND Flash memory, and that it would launch LBA-NAND, a new line-up of high-capacity devices integrating the new addressing method. LBA-NAND are designed for use in mobile consumer products, such as digital audio players and personal media players, and will support manufacturers in developing products that can take full advantage of advances in NAND Flash memory capacity while minimizing development costs. Toshiba will start to release samples of the new NAND Flash from August 2006. Read the full press release here:

Review of GSM handset Nokia 6233

“Actually, Nokia’s cheating on its classic concept of series 6000 exactly with Nokia 6233 is not a coincidence. One of the motivations was the desire for making up vertical line-ups, where phones would have in common not only indexes or the brand in general, but also looks. Such products will be aimed at similar audiences, but will segment the market even further. Let’s see how this is going to work out by the example of Nokia 8800 and Nokia 6233. The resemblance of these models is emphasized with a stainless framing found on the latter handsets, yet the former phone costs thrice as much. Reasoning from the price, you could say that the audiences of these two are never going to fuse or influence each other – indeed, a man who’s bought the 8800 isn’t likely to replace it with the 6233. But the positive image of Nokia 8800 as a luxury-product – that’s what this all about. This move is quite simple and at the same time very efficient – more capable models get released earlier and start building up the name for other phones having somewhat similar design, which will be released earlier. In Nokia 6233’s case, the negative effect cause by the model being different from other handsets of the series gets reduced to the minimum.” Read more at