Polymer Vision's Readius with rollable display!

“You can roll the 127mm (diagonally) E Ink display into a compact form factor that measures 56mm wide, 100mm tall and 21mm deep, so it will fit into a jacket pocket. The Readius can display 16 shades of grey and it has 4GB of on-board memory, so you can store all your books, emails and PDFs on it. It also features USB, as well as GPRS/EDGE and DVB-H connectivity, meaning you can download data wirelessly, too.What left the biggest impression, though, was the ten-day battery life, which means you can literally read an entire book on it without needing to recharge. Although the Readius is a standalone product, Polymer Vision explained to us that what they’re really interested in is teaming up with portable device manufacturers to integrate this technology into a variety of different devices.” Read more about this great new technology here:

Toshiba Introduces the PORTEGE G500 and G900

” Toshiba has announced it will use Windows Mobile as a platform for its range of Smart Handheld Devices to be introduced in Europe. The first two devices will come equipped with a suite of new features as well as email and internet connectivity, while benefiting from the flexibility and familiarity of the Windows Mobile operating system. PORTÉGÉ G500Ideal for business and pleasure, the PORTÉGÉ G500 gives you the best of both worlds. This quality and compact slider phone uses fingerprint technology to protect the data stored on the handset. Combining phone, email, web and an MP3 player on a Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, the G500 helps you to stay in touch whilst on the go. key features Fingerprint sensor feature for extra security and easy menu navigation Windows Mobile 5.0 Full connectivity with Triband, HSDPA, 3G, EDGE, Bluetooth, WiFi and USB Extended PC connectivity High speed internet access with worldwide HSDPA, 3G or WiFi Direct Push Email 2 mega pixel camera Secondary camera for video telephony Support for VoIP 64MB of internal memory and support for miniSD card Music playback PORTÉGÉ G900Manage your business and stay on top of your workload whilst on the move with the PORTÉGÉ G900. One of the first to use the new Windows Mobile® 6 operating system, the G900 includes a 3-inch wide screen for enhanced viewing quality, a fingerprint sensor function to protect the data stored on the handset, PC phone synchronization, a full keyboard and USB flash memory connectivity.key features Fingerprint sensor feature for extra security and easy menu navigation Windows Mobile 6 Full keyboard making it easy to write messages and emails on the move 3-inch wide, colour W-VGA display for enhanced viewing quality Read and write access to a USB flash memory device Full connectivity with Triband, HSDPA, 3G, EDGE, Bluetooth™, WiFi® and USB Extended PC connectivity High speed internet access with worldwide HSDPA, 3G or WiFi Direct Push Email 2 mega pixel camera Secondary camera for video telephony Support for VoIP 64MB of internal memory and support for miniSD card Music playback

Motorola MOTORIZR Z8 Preview at allaboutsymbian!

” Motorola’s MOTORIZR Z8 was launched last week at 3GSM. The Z8 is a ‘kick-slider’ smartphone running UIQ 3.1 on Symbian 9.2. It packs an impressive feature set for a device with dimensions of 30 by 55mm and is just 15.3mm thin. The Z8 features HSDPA connectivity, 90MB of internal memory (and a microSD slot that supports cards up to 4GB in size), a 2.0 megapixel camera with a lumi LED light and video capture capabilities (QVGA at 30 frames per second), a 2.2 inch QVGA screen with 16 million colours and support for stereo audio Bluetooth profiles (A2DP).The design is one of the most eye-catching aspects of the device. Instead of a uniform slide, the back breaks into two halves angled in different directions. The result is that the phone forms into a concave shape similar to many clamshell phones. It is almost inevitable that the Z8 will get nicknamed as Motorola’s ‘Banana’ phone. From the back and side of the phone the effect looks similar to that which you get when you start to break a Mars Bar in half [I’ll take your word for that, Rafe – Ed]. As a result it is better matched to the shape of the human head and this should help improve usability and audibility over standard sliders.” Read more here:

E2831: another WiFi Linux phone!

” The product line of the Chinese company E28 Ltd. will be extended with another Linux phone in the classical form-factor. This is the E2831 supports GSM and Wi-Fi with auto roaming. The model has been recently approved by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).The short technical specs of the E2831:
GSM networking: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WLAN 802.11b/g with auto roaming
Integrated support of VoIP in WLAN networks, SIP protocol
Auto switch between GSM and WLAN networks
Dimensions: 112x50x12.5 mm
Display: 2.2”, touchscreen, TFT, 240×320 pixels, 260K colors
Camera: 1.3-megapixel CMOS with video capture
Emulation of the QWERTY-keyboard
Messages: SMS, MMS (SMIL 2.0), email (POP3, SMTP, eSMTP)
J2ME – MIDP2.0, CLDC1.1
Opera browser (HTML, WAP2.0)
Memory: 64 MB RAM, 64 MB NAND Flash, microSD storage cards
Sound: 40-tones polyphony, MP3-player
Connectivity: USB Client 1.1 (Mini-USB), Bluetooth: 1.2 (HSP, OPP profile)
VoIP: SIP and RTP profiles (codecs G.711u, G.711a, G.729ab), VCC TR 23.806 release 7.0″ via mobile-review.com

Linux powered iPhone killer available online in March

“FIC has announced an on-sale date for its Neo1973, expected to be the first low-cost, high-volume phone with a user-modifiable Linux-based operating system. Additionally, the OpenMoko project building open-source software for the phone has published a wealth of technical resources. FIC’s Neo1973 phone was announced last November, at the first Open Source in Mobile conference, by FIC product development manager Sean Moss-Pultz. Moss-Pultz positioned the device as the first low-cost, mass-market mobile phone to feature a user-modifiable Linux-based operating system. Concurrent with his Neo1973 announcement, Moss-Pultz announced that FIC would sponsor an ambitious OpenMoko project aimed at maintaining a completely open-source mobile phone operating system. Seeded by 30 software developers and 15 hardware developers on staff or paid by FIC, OpenMoko uses an open, community-based development model patterned after Nokia’s Maemo project and the One Laptop Per Child Project, which Moss-Pultz characterizes as “the premium open source projects, that are really changing some things in embedded systems.” Read more here:

Call of Duty 2 For PPC Released and Reviewed!

“Based on Activision Inc’s award-winning PC title, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 2 Pocket PC Edition has been created for Windows Mobile handheld devices, including pocket PCs and smart phones, and is optimized for Marvell Technology Groups newest processor family (codenamed Monahans) based on third-generation XScale technology. Call of Duty 2 Pocket PC Edition continues the trademark cinematic intensity of the Call of Duty brand. Gamers will be transported to the front lines of World War II and experience chaotic battlegrounds with exploding artillery and whizzing bullets, authentic battleground recreation, a vast arsenal of weaponry, and a highly polished gameplay progression. The title features 12 complete single-player levels and utilizes the touchscreen for maximum control and accuracy.”Read a review of this great game here: