“Presenting the Toshiba 811T clamshell which supports W-CDMA and triband GSM (900 / 1800 / 1900 Mhz), The 3G phone features a monochrome oled external display so you can control the music player and reject calls without opening the phone. The 811T includes built in stereo speakers which deliver a decent output. The internal display is 2.4 inches wide supports a reolution of 240 x 320 pixels and 262,000 colors. It has a 3.2 Megapixel camera with LED Flash and a 0.3 Megapixel (QVGA) for video conferencing. Specs include Micro SD card for memory expansion (upto 1GB), Bluetooth, Infrared, GPS, and dedicated Yahoo access key.The Toshiba 811T is exclusive to Vodafone Japan and will go on sale by November.” via newlaunches.com
Nokia today introduced Wibree technology as an open industry initiative extending local connectivity to small devices. This new radio technology developed by Nokia Research Center complements other local connectivity technologies, consuming only a fraction of the power compared to other such radio technologies, enabling smaller and less costly implementations and being easy to integrate with Bluetooth solutions. Wibree is the first open technology offering connectivity between mobile devices or Personal Computers, and small, button cell battery power devices such as watches, wireless keyboards, toys and sports sensors. By extending the role mobile devices can play in consumers’ lives, this technology increases the growth potential in these market segments.The goal being to have the new technogy available to the market as fast as possible, Nokia is defining the Wibree interoperability specification together with a group of leading companies representing semiconductor manufacturers, device vendors and qualification service providers. The technology will be made broadly available to the industry through an open and preferably existing forum enabling wide adoption of the technology. The forum solution is under evaluation and will be defined by the time the specification is finalized. According to the current estimate the first commercial version of the interoperability specification will be available during second quarter of 2007.The current members of the group defining the specification are: Broadcom Corporation, CSR, Epson and Nordic Semiconductor having licensed the Wibree technology for commercial chip implementation and Suunto and Taiyo Yuden, contributing to the interoperability specification in their respective areas of expertise. “Wibree technology is an important development that opens up new market opportunities and a whole new range of possibilities for mobile users,” says Dr. Bob Iannucci, head of Nokia Research Center. “Our aim is to establish an industry standard faster than ever before by offering an interoperable solution that can be commercialized and incorporated into products quickly.” Technical details:Wibree technology complements close range communication with Bluetooth like performance within 0-10 m range and data rate of 1 Mbps. Wibree is optimized for applications requiring extremely low power consumption, small size and low cost. Wibree is implemented either as stand-alone chip or as Bluetooth-Wibree dual-mode chip. The small devices like watches and sports sensors will be based on stand-alone chip whereas Bluetooth devices will take benefit of the dual-mode solution, extending Bluetooth device connectivity to new range of smallest devices. For more information on Wibree see the website www.wibree.comAbout Nokia Research CenterInteracting closely with all Nokia business groups and Technology Platforms, Nokia Research Center is responsible for the strategic and long-term research in Nokia. Looking beyond current product development, the Research Center challenges current strategies and drives Nokia’s renewal through long-term technology exploration. Nokia Research Center participates in the standardization work and various international R&D projects in cooperation with universities and research institutes. Nokia Research Center employs about 1,100 people and has activities in Finland, USA, Germany, Hungary, China and Japan. About NokiaNokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
Today, Nokia (NYSE: NOK), a world leader in mobile communications, and Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, announced a cooperative licensing deal on Trimble’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) patents related to designated wireless products and services involving location technologies, such as GPS, assisted GPS or Galileo. The licensing agreement is exclusive to Nokia for the wireless consumer product and service domain and includes sublicensing rights. In return, Trimble receives a non-exclusive license to Nokia’s location-based patents for use in Trimble’s commercial products and services. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed; however it will not be material to either company’s revenue or income. “Location-based devices and services are receiving mass market acceptance, offering a range of benefits to both consumer and commercial users,” said Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble. “We are very pleased to be working with Nokia to incorporate our intellectual property into the most common consumer electronic device – the mobile phone. This agreement validates Trimble’s GNSS patent portfolio and offers us further opportunities to extend our presence in the mobile communications markets we currently serve.” “We strongly believe that location-based capabilities and services will be an important element of future mobile communications devices,” said Kai Öistämö, executive vice president and general manager of Mobile Phones, Nokia. “By licensing the world’s largest GNSS patent portfolio involving innovative location solutions, Nokia will be able to offer our customers – consumers and operators alike – an even more compelling mobile experience. Also, by licensing our solutions and these patents to other players, we believe this deal with Trimble will benefit the entire wireless industry by accelerating the adoption of location technologies. From Nokia’s perspective, the sublicensing rights under Trimble’s industry leading location patent portfolio will nicely augment our industry leading WCDMA/UMTS and GSM patent portfolios.” Today, the location-based services industry is experiencing significant growth in the area of navigation; for example car, pedestrian and maritime. Other services such as “local search” – finding relevant information based on one’s location – are also becoming increasingly popular. As more and more location-based services continue to be added to mobile devices, the mobile phone is expected to play a central role in the mass adoption of location-based services by consumers. About Nokia Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations. www.nokia.com About Trimble Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble’s worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, agriculture, machine guidance, fleet and asset management, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Trimble has more than 2,400 employees in more than 18 countries worldwide. For more information, visit Trimble’s Web site at www.trimble.com
“In the Internet you can come across the info on a future product by i-mate. We have some preliminary pictures of the communicator, which looks quite original.Available info at the moment:
Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone with AKU3 package
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Naturally this is non-official info. The approximate release date isn’t yet unveiled.” via mobile-review.com