Esato News Archive
P!NK pre-loaded Sony Memory Stick Micro (M2)
October 31, 2006Sony has today announced a P!NK limited edition of the 512MB Memory Stick Micro, preloaded for the first time with exclusive content from the world famous artist P!NK.
James Bond Gadgets from Sony and Sony Ericsson
October 30, 2006Sony along with Sony Ericsson is offering movie fans and gadget-lovers an opportunity to gear-up like Bond with Sony's exclusive Bond Collection products in anticipation of the upcoming James Bond film Casino Royale, which will be released worldwide on November 17.
Sony Ericsson the World's Fastest-Growing Mobile Vendor in Q3 2006
October 30, 2006High demand for the Walkman and CyberShot ranges helped Sony Ericsson to grow quickest.
VoIP comes to the mobile
October 30, 2006"fring" is a 3G mobile application that allows you to make free mobile calls and send instant messages (chat) to other fring users and PC based VoIP services such as Skype and Google Talk at no extra cost beyond your existing data plan.
Nokia enters car navigation market
October 30, 2006Nokia today announced its first dedicated personal navigation device, the Nokia 330 Auto Navigation provides seamless navigation from one European country to the next, with clear spoken and visual directions on the large 3.5 inch color touch screen.
World’s First 4G phone
October 30, 2006NTT DoCoMo of japan have been previewing their 4G phone of the future.
Sony Ericssson Walkman Phone Concept
October 28, 2006Here's an interesting design for a Candybar Style Walkman Phone,it has the ipodish jog dial for the music funtions.
3 to Launch TomTom enabled Nokia E61
October 28, 2006TomTom has teamed up with mobile operator 3 to offer the exclusive launch of its satellite navigation system on Nokia's E61 smartphone.
The Amazing Race: Mobile Text Messaging
October 28, 2006Nuance Mobile Dictation Prevails in Speed Challenge Against World Champion Texter; Speech Solution Enters Messages in a Fraction of the Time Required for Standard Text Entry
Which handset will be No.1 Seller this Christmas?
October 28, 2006Bookmaker PaddyPower wants to open a book on which mobile manufacturer will be the number one at the end of Christmas.
New MOTOSLVR L7e
October 28, 2006Motorola announced the new MOTOSLVR L7e handset. With upgraded features, the skinny mobile gets a technology makeover with a new metallic blue finish, enhanced multimedia functions and high-speed data access.
Nokia Creates World Record,sells 400,000 phones in One Day
October 27, 2006Nokia sold a little over 400,000 phones in a single day in India; the most it has ever sold in a single day anywhere in the world.
NEC and Panasonic Establish New Joint Venture Company "ESTEEMO" for Mobile Handsets
October 26, 2006NEC and Panasonic today announced the establishment of a new company, ESTEEMO, which will carry out the development of mobile handsets, including the development of a common software and hardware platform.
Mission Impossible 3 Is World’s First Mobile Premiere on Nokia N93
October 26, 2006In a Hollywood first, Nokia today announced the launch of the blockbuster movie M:i:III on memory cards to coincide with the film's DVD release. This exceptional quality, full length version of M:i:III will be available on memory cards exclusively with Nokia Nseries.
LG Signs a deal with Schneider-Kreuznach to provide optics for its Cameraphones
October 26, 2006LG signed a deal with German lens maker "Schneider-Kreuznach",under which the two companies will collaborate on optics for the cameras in mobile phones.
CoPilot Live now available for Sony Ericsson P990 and M600i
October 26, 2006CoPilot Live, the satellite navigation system is now compatible with the P990 and the M600i.
New Face Tracking Technology for Mobile Phones
October 26, 2006FotoNation Face Tracker represents a major breakthrough in advanced digital image capture technology. It detects the presence and position of a subject’s face at up to 30 frames per second during image capture enabling the optimal setting of exposure, focus and color balance.
New SMS Price Comparison Service
October 25, 2006The first mobile comparison service to allow shoppers to check online prices on the move using their mobile phone, has been launched for consumers.
3 acquires 95 prime-location stores from the Link and O2
October 25, 20063 has acquired a portfolio of 95 prime-location retail stores in shopping centres and high street locations across the UK.
Gameloft publishes its first 3D games with OpenGL ES hardware acceleration technology on Sony Ericsson's UIQ 3 based phones
October 24, 2006Gameloft,a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones, announces that it has signed a distribution agreement with Sony Ericsson for the launching of Vijay Singh Pro Golf 3D embedded on Sony Ericsson's P990 smartphone and M600 messaging device, the first global handsets on the market to include the OpenGL ES technology.
Privacy Feature in New Handset from Sharp
October 24, 2006If you like privacy while useing your phone in public then try the "Veil View" feature that has been introduced by Sharp in its latest handset the W41SH.This feature works simlier to privacy filters on laptops only this is much better.
October 24, 2006SlopeStyle is a functional and fashionable athletic jacket concept and prototype. Digital pictures from a camera phone or PDA can be transmitted directly, or downloaded wirelessly from the internet, to a display embedded in the jacket.
Gigabyte unveils PDA-phone lineup at 3GSM Asia
October 24, 2006Gigabyte has traditionally been a brand associated with PC component parts such as motherboards and graphics cards, but this perception may soon change when the Taiwanese maker expands its PDA-phone rollout into Asia later this year.
Sony Ericsson Presents the 2006 MTV Music Awards
October 22, 2006On November the 2nd 2006,Justin Timberlake will host the MTV Music Awards in Copenhagen sponsored by Sony Ericsson.
Apple to release two phones in the New Year
October 21, 2006Apple will release two mobile phone models in the first quarter of 2007, according to Prudential Equity Group analyst Jesse Tortora.
Orange to launch Windows Live Messenger in UK and Europe next year
October 21, 2006Windows Live Messenger will be available to all Orange customers. First, in France by December, then in other Orange countries, Spain and the UK, by early 2007.
Nokia introduces a new solution called Nokia Cost Control
October 21, 2006When making a phone call from a mobile phone, the caller keys in a simple command string to define the cost of the call before connecting.
O2 Launches Gory Horror Series for Phones
October 21, 2006O2 has commissioned a series of two-minute horror films for customers to download and watch on their handsets, in the world's first made-for-mobile horror series.
Motorola Creates Laser-etched Envy with Miami Ink Collection
October 20, 2006Motorola,announced today it has partnered with Ami James, leading tattoo artist on TLC's hit television series “Miami Ink," to produce a portfolio of eye-catching mobile devices for its new Miami Ink Collection.
Levi's To Launch Jeans Branded Mobile Phones
October 20, 2006The jeans clothing firm,Levi Strauss has announced plans to launch a range of branded mobile phones and accessories, under the Levi's brand label in 2007.
LG reveal 'Shine phone' the successor of the Chocolate
October 19, 2006LG in Korea presented the 'Shine' LG-SV420 following the globaly successful chocolate phone.
October 19, 2006undersound is an interface that allows you to listen to, distribute and affect the flow of music on your mobile phone while you're travelling in the underground.
Mosquito ringtone gets dropped
October 19, 2006Phat Tonez removes the adult-proof Mosquito ringtone from sale due to waves of complaints.
GSM Helpdesk Netherlands goes Europe
October 18, 2006With the name "Mobile Phone Helpdesk", GSM Helpdesk Netherlands launches a new website for entire Europe.
Parasitic Mobile Phone by Motorola
October 17, 2006A patent has been filed by Motorola for a phone that monitors its own battery power.
Sony Ericsson's P990 goes LocationFree
October 17, 2006Owners of the Sony Ericsson P990 smartphone can now enjoy their favourite local TV shows on their phones wherever they are in the world
Free SMS/MMS software for your phone
October 16, 2006Reporo is a free piece of software for your mobile which let's you send Texts and Picture Messages and use Instant Messenger over the mobile internet.
Rumour:New Sony Ericsson Cybershot Phone?
October 14, 2006Could this be the new 2 Megapixel Sony Ericsson Cybershot Phone?
$23,000 Ivory Nokia 8800
October 14, 2006In China the masters of carving and engraving,have produced the world’s first mobile phone case made from ivory,mammoth and camel bones.
Bluetooth Introduces Transsend
October 13, 2006The Bluetooth SIG introduced its TransSend client/server application that allows Internet content such as maps, addresses, phone numbers and other text and images to be wirelessly transferred from a Bluetooth enabled PC to another mobile Bluetooth device such as a phone or PDA.
DoCoMo Unveils 14 New 3G Handsets
October 13, 2006NTT DoCoMo, and its eight regional subsidiaries today announced 14 new 3G FOMA handsets-the 903i series, SIMPURE series and N902iL.
Sony Ericsson Music Phone SO903i
October 13, 2006NTT DoCoMo have announced the Sony Ericsson S0903i Music Phone for the Japanese market.
Palm Unveils New Slim,Sleek Treo
October 12, 2006Palm today announced the Palm Treo 680 smartphone,a GSM/GPRS/EDGE quad-band world phone.
Never miss a shot, James Bond style, with Sony Ericsson’s limited edition silver Cyber-shot phone
October 12, 2006Sony Ericsson today announced special silver versions of the K800 and K790 Cyber-shot camera phones as used by James Bond in the eagerly awaited new Bond movie, Casino Royale.
Sony Ericsson marks 5th anniversary with record quarter
October 12, 2006The consolidated financial summary for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications for the third quarter ended September 30, 2006 is as follows.
Report Mobile Spam
October 12, 2006Next time you get a text spam, simply forward it to 07TEXT 0SPAM (078398 07726).They send regular updates with submitted complaints to the Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Service (ICSTIS), and also to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
Versus to Air the Sony Ericsson Championships
October 12, 2006VERSUS, a network that celebrates competition in all its forms, today announced that the network will air the Sony Ericsson Championships November 7-12 from Madrid, Spain.
Groove Mobile Powers Music on 8 of World’s Top 10 Selling Mobile Phones
October 12, 2006Mobile phone makers to sell 960 million handsets in 2006,and over 1 billion mobile phones in 2007.
Nokia 6111 Cath Kidston Range
October 12, 2006Nokia and the Carphonewarehouse is to introduce a Special Edition 6111 Cath Kidston range,Cath Kidston is best known for her vintage inspired prints for the home. It is one of the few truly original companies to come out of the home market in the last ten years, kick-starting the current trend for vintage chic.
Carphone Warehouse Buys AOL UK
October 11, 2006The Carphone Warehouse has made a successful bid to take over AOL UK, the country’s third-largest ISP.
The Text Message Bus of the Future
October 10, 2006Researchers in Netherlands are developing a superbus that looks like a Limo and goes 155 Miles an hour and runs on electricity.To catch the bus, passengers text-message the dispatcher,and are picked up anywhere they want along special speedways constructed for the bus system.
Samsung Launches the World’s First 10 megapixel Camera phone
October 10, 2006Samsung launches the world’s first 10 megapixel mobile phone (model: SCH-B600) for the Korean market.
Mobile Phone Sun Clock
October 10, 2006Olle Essvik’s Sunclock is a lamp that tracks the sun's movement in the sky and follows it. When the sun rises in the morning the light bulb starts with nearly no light at all, intensifying every second, shining brightest in middle of the day. After this the light begins to fade with the sun, appearing dimmest at sunset.
The GSM-doorbell to remotely open your door
October 10, 2006Already on the market in the Netherlands, the Waleli GSM doorbell is a clever application for GSM mobile phone technology, allowing people to answer their doorbell, talk to visitors, and even open the door, whether they are at home or not. All via their GSM mobile phones.
GEAR4 announces the BluEye - the missing link between your iPod and mobile phone
October 09, 2006BluEye is the latest revolutionary announcement from GEAR4. BluEye is a 3 in 1 Bluetooth hands free mobile connection, FM radio and remote control for iPod allowing you to make and receive calls on your iPod.
Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2006 Winners
October 09, 2006Sony Ericsson sweeps four gongs at this year’s Mobile Choice Consumer Awards with O2 taking the reader voted Best Network award.
Nokia Aeon Concept Phone
October 09, 2006Similar to the Synaptics Onyx,the Nokia Aeon features a full surface touchscreen display that replaces the traditional keypad.
FREE TV on your Mobile
October 07, 2006ROK TV,the UK-based mobile communications and entertainment specialist, has launched a free mobile TV service globally.
Nokia Unveils Perspectives of London
October 06, 2006Nokia today announces Perspectives of London, a unique exhibition that brings together the cutting-edge technology of the Nokia N93 advanced mobile video device with the creative talent of four artists to produce films that epitomise the capital city from their different perspectives.
Aimulet LA: ECO Friendly Communication Device
October 06, 2006The 2006 Good Design Award for Ecology Design goes to Aimulet LA, a batteryless, light-activated handheld audio communication device with an outer shell made from molded bamboo. The environmentally friendly communication terminal was designed by the Information Technology Research Institute at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.
Text and sell via mobile phone
October 06, 2006A website has been launched that offers users a way to post classified adverts via mobile phone.
Synaptics Onyx:Live Demo's on Video
October 06, 2006If you rewind your mental clocks back you may remember the Onyx Concept phone,well now here are a few live videos of the actual handset in action.
3G Mobile Phone Chip and Pin
October 06, 2006As the world sees the 2.5 billionth mobile phone connection, Mobile VPT Europe PLC announces the grant of its patent entitled ‘Communication Method and Apparatus Improvement’. The patent encompasses the use of GSM / 3G mobile devices, be they phones, PDA’s or other similar devices for authenticating users and transacting mobile commerce.
The Black Pearl GSM Micro Mobile Phone
October 05, 2006This Lipstick Case-sized luxury phone is the ultimate fashion accessory for the active club set, women on the go, or anyone who would love an MP3 player that doubles as a full function GSM phone.
Worldwide Combined PDA and Smartphone Shipments Market
October 05, 2006Worldwide Combined PDA and Smartphone Shipments Market Grew 57 Percent in the First Half of 2006.
Nokia 5500 Sport Music Edition
October 05, 2006Nokia today announced the latest addition to its family of "Active" phones with the introduction of the Nokia 5500 Sport Music Edition.
HSBC and first direct will be first to launch next generation mobile phone banking
October 04, 2006HSBC and first direct will be the first banks to offer customers the next generation of mobile phone banking later this year when their services go live on the MONILINK network, a new UK mobile banking platform from the UK's cash machine network,LINK.
Phones Could Soon Alert Users to Harmful Chemicals and Gases in Their Immediate Environment
October 04, 2006You step off the plane onto the jetway. Your phone buzzes, but it is not a caller. Your phone is telling you that the air quality at your destination is very bad for your asthma or allergy.You snap your briefcase open to get your inhaler and your meds. Problem solved.
Mobile Phone Sales Start to Slow
October 04, 2006The rate of overall worldwide mobile handset growth will slow dramatically from 2007.
Nokia introduces Wibree Technology
October 03, 2006Nokia 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.
Orange launches in Spain
October 03, 2006Orange, one of the world's largest mobile communications companies and part of the France Telecom group, today announces the launch of the Orange brand in Spain.
Sony Ericsson - new and vibrant brand look connects with the individual
October 02, 2006Coinciding with its 5th anniversary celebration, Sony Ericsson today unveils a new look for its global mobile phone brand.
Sony Ericsson will open store in central London
October 02, 2006Sony Ericsson today announced plans to open its first dedicated store in central London enabling consumers to touch and try Sony Ericsson products, learn more about new features and applications.
Bluetooth Hotspot sends out Menu to Mobile Phones
October 02, 2006In line with a pilot project the student union Studentenwerk Dresden together with Haase & Martin GbR are providing the refectory menu for mobile phones.
Happy 5th Anniversary Sony Ericsson
October 01, 2006Today Sony Ericsson celebrates the 5th anniversary of the start of the joint venture which began back in 2001.