SHARP presented its newest mobile computer: WS007SH

“SHARP presented its newest mobile computer ‘WS007SH’ supporting PHS under the series of ‘W-ZERO3′ at IFA 2006 in Germany. It features a dial keyboard and QWERTY keyboard with built-in 2.8’ ASV LCD panel of 640×480 resolution. It runs on Windows CE 5.0 for OS supporting Intel PXA270 processor at 416MHz.Specifications: Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 software for Pocket PC CPU Intel PXA270 416MHz 64k colors 2.8″ VGA screen 128MB(ROM) / 64MB (RAM) W-SIM miniSD 1.3 megapixel camera 56 x 135 x 21 mm 175 grams USB ” More photos at

Full Screen Caller for Symbian reviewed

“As Symbian devices continue to mature, and have more and more applications installed in the firmware, and with usability tweaks being added in every update, it might not be long before we get a preference in the tools icon to enable something similar to Full Screen Caller.But for now, we have this third party piece of software, which has a simple goal. Whenever someone phones you, you’ll get their contact details splashed to the full extent of the pixels available. And if you have attached a picture to the contact details in the application, it’ll show up in glorious detail. Note that you have to attach the picture actually in the Full Screen Caller application. Even if you’ve taken the time to attach some thumbnail images in the core S60 Contacts application, they aren’t going to be used (you’d have thought that these would have been used as a starting point, at least). So you’ll need to copy the pictures you want to use to your phone (and don’t discount that hurdle to the non-power user), open the application up, and step through each name to add each picture.” Find out more here:

iambic has released YourCall for cellular enabled Palm OS devices

“YourCall is a versatile utility tool that conveniently captures your post-call dialog and offers a variety of useful follow-up actions you can take after you hang up. Let YourCall handle your calls so you can breeze through your day with confidence.Too many important phone-related tasks to remember? Don’t have time between calls to jot down notes? When you sit down to reflect, did you forget what your last call was about?Being on-the-go will no longer compromise your ability to remember responsibilities and establish meetings.YourCall is geared towards saving you time.It simplifies the steps you take to return calls, add contacts, schedule meetings, tasks, memos, e-mails, and SMS linked to your last telephone conversation by automating excess start-up steps. YourCall helps you manage your telephone transactions so you can keep track of your responsibilities, keep your day organized and your schedule clean.” Learn more about this great program here:

DLink to market unlocked Linux mobile phone with WiFi

D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, today announced a new line of “V-CLICK” dual-mode phones that allow users to switch between cellular and Wi-Fi networks with the click of a button.When it begins shipping during the first quarter of 2007, the new D-Link V-CLICK line of phones will feature tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900 Mhz) and 802.11 Wi-Fi (2.4Ghz) access. By sliding a cellular service provider’s SIM Smartcard or chip into the V-CLICK phone, the user automatically gains GSM access. Stored phone numbers and address books are also automatically taken into the phone via the SIM Smartcard or chip.With a simple press of the V-CLICK button, the phone activates or deactivates the Wi-Fi connection that allows users to access websites or an Internet phone service, and enjoy the convenience of reduced communication costs, faster transfer speeds and increased productivity resulting from dual-mode phone access.D-Link V-CLICK phones boast a sleek, polished black compact form factor (h 4.17″, w 1.73″, d 0.75″), with additional colors planned to fit any lifestyle. The V-CLICK phones support Opera Mobile™, a mobile browser for logging into Wi-Fi® hot spots, web surfing and email functionality on the V-CLICK’s two-inch (176×220 pixels) bright color screen.In addition to operating like regular cell phones that communicate within a nationwide wireless network, D-Link V-CLICK phones will significantly reduce cell phone service costs by switching to the 802.11 wireless mode and connecting to lower-cost Internet telephone services. These services are available by way of well-advertised affordable consumer plans or from a cellular service provider network.”D-Link’s involvement in dual-mode technology is the next step to evolving wireless phone communication,” said Steven Joe, president and CEO of D-Link Systems, Inc. “Similar to our popular flip-style Wi-Fi® phone, the V-CLICK phones are open and unlocked.”We view the V-CLICK phone model as the ideal way for us to meet the ever-increasing demand from both consumers and business for a mobile device that allows for easy transition from wide-reaching cellular services to the much faster Wi-Fi and more affordable VoIP technologies,” Joe added. “The market for dual-mode phones looks very promising, and the more than 10 years we’ve had in researching and developing 802.11 wireless and VoIP technologies make this a natural extension of our product offerings.”For regular cell phone coverage, the D-Link V-CLICK phones will be “unlocked”, allowing users to use their existing SIMs and pre-paid SIMs from traditional GSM cellular service providers anywhere in the world. By pressing the V-CLICK button, users activate a configurable wireless and SIP profile. Multiple profiles are available that make usage between home and office automatic.The V-CLICK feature is increasingly valuable as many cities continue to invest in metro 802.11 wireless technology designed to turn entire communities into Wi-Fi® zones.As wireless phones become more complex, they also have become more power-hungry. The V-CLICK phone lets users return to normal cell phone operation for increased battery life and increased standby and talk time.Standards-based wireless encryption (WEP™, WPA™ and WPA2™) built into the V-CLICK phone enables enhanced security of transmission.Key features of the D-Link V-CLICK phone include:
Wi-Fi® profile roaming for uninterrupted service between wireless zones
Opera Mobile™ browser for hot spot log-in and Web surfing
Email functionality – 50 emails can be stored in up to 10 accounts
Large color screen display with 176 by 220 pixels
Sleek, compact form factor (height, 4.17″, width, 1.73″, depth, .75″; weight, 3.32 oz)
Smart text input
Talk time – up to 5 hours GSM, 2 hours 802.11 wireless mode
Messages – up to 30 messages can be stored at 459 characters each
Phonebook – up to 300 contacts
Data storage – up to 24 megabytes for documents, images, music and video files.
Tasks – stores up to 100 entries
Calendar – up to 100 events, 160 letters per event
Charging – 3 hours, first time charge 8 hours
Compact design with internal antenna
Power-saving mode for maximum standby and talk time

D-Link V-CLICK phones will be a “pay-as-you-go” device, allowing users to purchase call time from service providers that will load up the phone’s SIM card.Pricing and AvailabilityD-Link’s first V-CLICK dual-mode, tri-band mobile phone is scheduled to ship early next year through the company’s network of value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors, and online at Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is expected to be $599.99. D-Link also plans to offer accessories for its new dual-mode phone products.About D-LinkD-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company continues to strive for excellence as an award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet