Esato News Archive
Beamer FX Videophone
June 30, 2004Beamer the world's first Videophone Station, lets you instantly add video to your phone calls, using your home phone and home phone line - at no additional cost to the phone call.
TomTom to Launch First European Navigation Solution for Smartphones
June 30, 2004TomTom, Europe’s leading personal and in-car navigation solution provider, today unveiled it is bringing navigation solutions for smartphones to market. TomTom MOBILE, which was first demonstrated at CeBIT in March 2004, will be launched across Europe for Series 60 and Microsoft Smartphone handsets in late Summer 2004.
Motorola Releases the MPx220 Mobile Smart Phone
June 30, 2004Bolstering its smartphone offerings, Motorola unveils the clamshell-style Windows Mobile 2003 SE powered MPx220, sporting a 1.3 MP camera, Bluetooth and miniSD support.
Macromedia Delivers Flash For Mobiles
June 28, 2004Macromedia today announced that Macromedia Flash Lite 1.1, the Flash Player profile for mobile phones, is now available for service providers and handset manufacturers around the world
T-Mobile unveils Wi-Fi PDA-phone
June 28, 2004T-Mobile has announced that it is indeed planning to offer a third incarnation of its MDA (Mobile Digital Assistant) PocketPC-based phone that will feature a QWERTY keyboard and Wi-Fi support.
Mitsubish developes one billion color LCD
June 28, 2004NEC Mitsubishi Electric Visual Systems Corporation announced that they have developed a 21.3" LCD with LED backlight that supports Adobe RGB.The screen itself is a “Super Advanced Super Fine” (SA-SFT) UXGA (1600x1200 pixels) display.
Islamic mobile ilkone i-800 launched
June 25, 2004ilkone is a new brand of mobile phone, conceived in the Middle East. The name ‘ilkone’ is driven from an Arab word meaning ‘universe’. ilkone utilizes advanced technology to provide total solutions for GSM mobile phones, and which provides greater efficiency, more relevant and personalized services and functions to mobile phone users.
New Japanese Tu-Ka
June 25, 2004Tu-ka Group will release the "TT41" phone from Toshiba on the 26th. The phone specializes in phone and mail functions, and features a neat straight type design with an internal antenna.its main target audience is males over the age of 30.
Sony Ericsson and Vodafone announce F500i model
June 24, 2004Sony Ericsson and Vodafone today announce the launch of the F500i camera phone, exclusively available on Vodafone live!
Vodafone Japan Introduces Handset with Touch Pad Control
June 24, 2004Vodafone KK of Japan said it will offer the V401D 2G handset, produced by Mitsubishi Electric Corp, which features a control pad that can operate a handset.
Fujitsu's IP phone
June 24, 2004Net-2com and Fujitsu Research Labs announced the development of an IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN supporting IP phone, that also has a CompactFlash (CF) slot. They plan on commercialization in the Fall of 2004.
Satellite Wrist Phone
June 23, 2004Californian NetworkAnatomy, which makes eight-pound wearable communications systems and the futuristic Commander Gauntlet Glove for soldiers and firemen, apparently has developed a prototype of a wristwatch cell phone.
DoCoMo's 505i Handset Features Fingerprint Authentication
June 23, 2004The F505i features a fingerprint sensor to prevent unauthorized handset use. The user can lock or unlock the mobile phone simply by placing a pre-registered finger on the sensor. Up to 10 fingerprints can be registered by following the handset's authentication mode procedures.
Nokia 5140 starts shipping
June 23, 2004The highly anticipated new Nokia 5140 camera phone, designed specifically for outdoor and sports-minded consumers, has started shipping in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
The Virtual Keyboard (VKB) has reached market in the UK
June 23, 2004The Virtual Keyboard (VKB) has reached market in the UK and the world will be watching over the coming months to see how this new and potentially very important device is adopted.
MTI’s Mobion fuel cell for portable electronics
June 21, 2004MTI Micro introduces Mobion technology and demonstrates the world's first handheld entertainment system and PDA/smartphone powered by an integrated fuel cell.
Sendo X Series 60 Phone Ships
June 21, 2004Sendo today announced that it has begun shipping its highly featured multimedia smartphone, the Sendo X to France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain during June, with full rollout continuing over the summer months.
NTT DoCoMo to Release D900i in FOMA 900i Series
June 21, 2004NTT DoCoMo announced today the nationwide release of the D900i, the newest model in the 3G FOMA 900i series, on June 23, 2004.
Updated Opera browser for Sony Ericsson P800/P900
June 21, 2004Opera have released an updated version of their popular HTML/WML browser. They have added a couple of nice features earlier found only in the PC version.
CFX65, a new clamshell model from Siemens
June 19, 2004Siemens has released information about their upcoming clamshell model CFX65
Siemens New SL65
June 18, 2004Siemens today announced the successor to there hugely successful SL55 the SL65 The Siemens SL65 is the perfect combination of Size design and technology.
Sony to launch two new PSX models
June 18, 2004Sony will put two new versions of its PSX machine on sale in Japan in two weeks, the company said Wednesday. The PSX combines a hard-disk drive/DVD video recorder with a PlayStation 2 games console.
Sony, End2End launch mobile music service
June 17, 2004End2End, a Europe-based managed service solution provider for mobile data services, and Sony Network Services Europe announced yesterday the launch of a mobile music service.
Norwegian broadcaster launches mobile TV
June 17, 2004The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) launched a live TV channel, with television news and video clips, on their mobile portal Wednesday.
Cellphone Games Take a Big Leap Forward Into 3-D
June 17, 2004Soon cellphone owners will be able to play games with realistic three-dimensional graphics rivaling those on PC's and game consoles.
Intel's wireless Tablet PC surfboard
June 17, 2004And the prize for absurd gadget of the day goes to Intel, for their computer-in-a-surfboard, appropriately named the Wireless Technology Surfboard.
NTT DoCoMo Turns Mobile Phones Into Mobile Wallets
June 17, 2004NTT DoCoMo has come up with a couple of new 2G and 3G phones that will integrate several methods of electronic payments.
First Sony Ericsson K700 user reviews published in the Esato forum
June 15, 2004"masseur", one of the Esato moderators has created a new thread for K700 user reviews. The thread starts with his own extended K700 review.
New security solution for Sony Ericsson P800/P900 smartphones
June 04, 2004Pointsec Mobile Technologies, a global leader in mobile enterprise security, has released Pointsec for Symbian OS 2.0. Allowing users of Sony Ericsson P800/P900 smartphones to receive the same level of mobile data protection as Pointsec provides for other mobile platforms