ETEN Announces the VGA Glofiish X500

blackberrycurve.JPG“Glofiish X500+, the high-resolution (VGA) Pocket PC Phone, delivers the visual and ergonomic benefits of a larger screen-area, improved Auto-Macro camera, and the latest Windows Mobile 6 platform in an easily portable, ultra-thin form factor for entertainment, communications and productivity on the move.Glofiish X500+ is based on the Windows Mobile 6 Professional platform and comes complete with the latest mobile applications for business and leisure. Additionally, Namecard Manager is designed to simplify the process of updating contacts on the X500+. Using the built-in 2-megapixel Auto-Macro camera, which helps capture images at close distances, Namecard Manager lets users photograph a business card, and then uses OCR technology to identify and extract contact information, adding it to the device’s contact’s list in just a few easy steps.The X500+ measures just 113.5 x 60.5 x 15.5 mm and is available in silver and now black
X500+ Features

Style and performance with a twist

> Sleek and compact design > Internal antenna > 400 MHz processor

Non-stop storage

> 128MB Flash ROM, 64MB SDRAM > Micro SD card slot compatibility provides unlimited space

Always connected on the move

> Built-in quad-band GSM module > Data support GPRS Class B, Multi-slot Class 10 > Bluetooth® v2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)> WiFi® IEEE802.11b/g > Embedded SiRF Star III chipset, TMC function supported* (*subject to change by region) > Speakerphone function > Call Recognition function provides the individual photo from the entry of your contact for immediate recognition

Compelling multimedia experience

> Built-in 2.0 mega pixels, Auto-Macro CMOS, up to 1600 x 1200 resolution> Support video recording> Multimedia features (AMR,AWB,MIDI,MMF,RMI,AAC,3GP, AVI)> 192 Polyphony, MIDI, WAV, MP3, WMA, AMR, AWB, MMF, RMI, AAC Ringtones> Send/receive pictures, graphics, and vCard > Play on-line games> Downloadable today screens, wav ring tones and games
Touching Features

> Windows Mobile® 6 Professional> GSM/EDGE Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz > GPRS/EGPRS Class B, Multi-slot Class 10 > 2.8″, 640 x 480 (VGA), 65,536 colors, TFT-LCD > Built-in 2.0 mega pixels, Auto-Macro CMOS, up to 1600 x 1200 resolution > Namecard recognition and management> 4x digital zoom > Video recording > Built-in Bluetooth® v2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)> Built-in Micro SD card slot for expansion memory and peripherals > Messaging functionality includes MMS, SMS, email and MSN Messenger > WiFi® IEEE802.11b/g certificated > Internet browsing > Multimedia features (AMR,AWB,MIDI,MMF,RMI,AAC,3GP, AVI) > 192 Polyphony, MIDI , WAV, MP3, WMA, AMR, AWB, MMF, RMI, AAC Ringtones> Speakerphone and voice recorder > Voice command* (*depends on region) > Personal information management and full email support (IMAP/POP3)

Ubuntu Plans Mobile Linux Version

Ubuntu Linux developers plan to extend its open-source software development to handheld Internet-enabled devices.Developers meeting at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, which runs through the end of this week in Seville, Spain, will discuss details of the new Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded project, announced on Saturday.Ubuntu programmers will develop a mobile version of their Debian-based Linux operating system in collaboration with Intel Corp., which plans a new low-power processor and chipset architecture designed to allow full Internet capability on mobile devices, according to a statement published on the Ubuntu Web site.The move to offer a mobile and embedded version comes on the heels of a similar project that Intel is supporting: the Gnome Mobile & Embedded Initiative (GMAE), announced April 19 at the Embedded Linux Conference in Santa Clara, California. The initiative is open to developers, manufacturers and others interested in developing mobile device applications based on Gnome-based open-source components. The summit is being organized by Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu. South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth initiated the project to create Ubuntu, based on Debian GNU/Linux, and founded Canonical in 2004. Canonical offers usage and basic support of the operating system for free, and additional services on commercial terms.Overall, Ubuntu Linux appears to be gaining traction among users. Last week, Dell Inc. announced plans to preload Ubuntu Linux on its upcoming Linux desktop PCs and laptops. The company said the decision came in response to a customer feedback program that registered high interest in Ubuntu Linux.Canonical will provide Dell with support services.The free, open-source operating system runs on notebook and desktop computers as well as thin clients and servers. Challenges facing developers of the mobile edition include the design of innovative graphic interfaces and power management capabilities, according to the posting on the Ubuntu Web site.The mobile edition is slated for release in October, together with the new Ubuntu 7.10 version. Although the use of Linux in smartphones is still comparatively low, accounting for only around 6 percent of the market for smartphone operating systems in 2006, demand for open source will increase as more handset makers move away from older proprietary phone operating systems, Nick Spencer, an analyst with Ltd., said in an earlier interview. Spencer expects demand to be strong in Asia, particularly in China.

Review of GSM handset Samsung D900i

“Handsets thickness is 12.9mm which is typical for modern day solutions, handset is positioned as “slim” and is part of Ultra Edition, this is fashion tribute. Handsets size is 103.5x51x12.9 mm, weight – 83 grams (manufacturer states 93 grams for some unknown reason). When compared to LG Chocolate – there is no much difference between two handsets, their size is approximately the same. Handset can be carried the way you like, there are no limitations, it will suit you in terms of size so that it can be carried inside jeans pocket or shirt’s ones.” Read more here:

Century Sutra 1688, the crazy gamer PDA Phone

“Some news coming from our friends at Phonedaily (Taiwan), they always manage to get their hands on the craziest products and today it’s a PDA Phone offered with a Gamepad and NES Emulation system, so you can chill and play your favourite Mario…how cool is that ??” More photos here:

DataViz to offer Documents To Go for BlackBerry

Sp3220070418134139DataViz today announced the latest addition to the mobile Office editing suite: Documents To Go for BlackBerry (expected to ship later this year).Documents To Go will enable users of BlackBerry from Research In Motion (RIM) to access, view, edit and create Native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on their devices. Native file support will provide users with the benefit and flexibility of using files and attachments regardless of how they are delivered to their BlackBerry smartphone.In addition, Documents To Go will bring its revolutionary InTact Technology to retain complex file formatting when receiving, editing and sending files to and from a BlackBerry smartphone. Documents To Go will provide an optimal user experience while simultaneously maintaining the integrity of the mobile document.“We are excited to expand our Documents To Go product line to include BlackBerry smartphones,” said Dick Fontana, President of DataViz, Inc. “BlackBerry customers can now have the same confidence editing and emailing native Office files as they would if they used the file right on their desktop. We are excited to enter the BlackBerry ecosystem and deliver to the unique needs of the Blackberry customer.” via