Esato News Archive
NTT DoCoMo unveils portable 3D display
September 30, 2006NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it has co-developed a portable, seven-inch 3D display.Both still images and video can be viewed in 3D without special glasses, and unlike similar displays, the images are visible off-center vertically, as well as horizontally.
Motorola Launches the MOTOVIEW mobile T.V handset
September 30, 2006The MOTOVIEW supports the ubiquitous DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) TV format and has a swiveling screen to let owners watch TV in its native wide aspect ratio.
Kodak to Brand Camera Phones
September 30, 2006Don't be surprised to see the Kodak brand name appear on more mobile phones than cameras in the not-too-distant future.
BenQ is to discontinue payments to BenQ Mobile in Germany
September 28, 2006BenQ Mobile GmbH & Co OHG faces insolvency and the worldwide mobile business is to be continued by BenQ from Asia.
Sony Ericsson announce the Z550a, Z558, W830 and W958c Walkman phones
September 28, 2006Sony Ericsson today announced four new phones, to extend the reach of its global product portfolio and meet a number of specific regional market needs. Three models, the Z558, and W830 & W958c Walkman phones are optimised for China and South East Asia markets. The Z550a is optimised for the Americas.
Sony Ericsson Announces the K320i
September 28, 2006Sony Ericsson today announces K320i, its latest 'snapshot' camera phone & one that is equally well suited to either the working week or the weekend.
Official:Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Watch MBW-100
September 28, 2006Following yesterdays news of the rumoured Sony Ericsson bluetooth Watch,today SE officially launches the innovative and stylish Bluetooth Watch MBW-100.
Spotted: Lizzy Jagger with Sony Ericsson's Z610i
September 28, 2006Lizzy Jagger was seen at London Fashion Week with the recently announced Sony Ericsson Z610i clamshell.
T-Mobile dumps Catherine Zeta-Jones
September 28, 2006T-Mobile has made a very strange move by dumping Catherine Zeta-Jones as their official spokesperson.
Fonpods bring podcasts to your phone
September 28, 2006Fonpods transforms the mobile phone into a mobile entertainment system, untethering consumers from the PC.
Your Phone is Charged Please Unplug
September 28, 2006A project of the European Commission agreed to include alerts on Mobile phones they make that will remind people to unplug their charger once a phone is fully charged.
Virtual pet craze moves to mobile
September 28, 2006Bandi, the company responsible for Tamagotchi, has created My Little Dogs for Living Mobile who launched 3D and 2D versions of the game today.
Sony Ericsson Walkman Bluetooth Watch?
September 27, 2006Rumour has it that Sony Ericisson is about to announce a Bluetooth Wristwatch which will pair with your Walkman Phone and control all the music functions direct from the Watch face.
Nokia announces three new XpressMucis music handsets
September 27, 2006Nokia today announced the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic, Nokia 3250 XpressMusic and Nokia 5200 XpressMusic
Savaje and Longcheer to Bring Java Based Mobile Handsets to Chinese and European Markets
September 27, 2006Leading Chinese Handset Designer Looks To Advance Java-Based Operating Platform To Introduce Richer User Experience and Expedite Product Development.
August Texting Again Breaks U.K Records
September 26, 20062006 has regularly seen record-breaking figures for text messaging in the UK with August no exception as the total number of text messages sent soared to over 3.6 billion. This is an increase of 100 million on the previous highest total recorded in July,according to figures released by the Mobile Data Association (MDA).
'Blackberry Thumb' Causing Digital Distress In and Out of the Workplace
September 26, 2006For millions of hand held electronic devices such as BlackBerries, Treos, and Sidekicksare a source of convenience and efficiency. But, if used improperly, they can also be a source of chronic pain and injury, says the American Physical Therapy Association.
Virtual PC for your Mobile Phone,iPods,USB flash or hard drives
September 26, 2006MojoPac turns any portable storage device including an iPod into a private and personal computer.
Bluetooth SIG gets serious
September 26, 2006The Bluetooth SIG showed its muscle today when a manufacturing facility in China was raided by officers from the Crime Investigation Department.
Orange Launches “Unique Phone”: One Phone for Mobile and Home
September 26, 2006Orange today announced its first converged service "Unique phone", a single handset that offers all the benefits and convenience of a mobile phone, while offering unlimited calls to landlines and Orange mobiles when you are at home.
Nokia introduces the all-in-one multimedia computer Nokia N95
September 26, 2006Nokia today introduced the Nokia N95, an all-in-one multimedia computer with a pioneering 2-way slide concept, integrated GPS functionality, a 5 megapixel camera and support for high-speed mobile networks,making it easier to watch and record videos, listen to songs, take high-quality photos, browse the internet, or catch up on email while on the move.
Nokia announces the New Nokia N75
September 26, 2006Meet the Nokia N75 the Smallest Nokia Nseries Multimedia Computer,All the music, imaging and Internet functionality of Nokia Nseries in a sleek folding design.
Nokia announces Special black Music Edition Phones
September 26, 2006Today Nokia unveiled music editions of three Nokia Nseries multimedia computers, the Nokia N70 Music Edition, Nokia N73 Music Edition and Nokia N91 8GB.
September 23, 2006The One-Seg-TV PhoneWatch is not only a TV but also functions as a phone when you insert the Willcom W-SIM card.
GPS Sports Software for your Phone
September 23, 2006SportsDo is a GPS sports tracking system for your mobile phone which enables you to record your sporting activities while broadcasting live tracking stats to friends and family via the SportsDo web portal.
USB Charging Battery for phones
September 23, 2006This revolutionary rechargeable battery can charge from any USB port without the need for any recharging devices, cradles or cables. Simply pop the lid to reveal a built in connector and charger, plug into any powered USB port on your desktop, laptop, keyboard or games console, to charge the battery.
Control your Mobile Phone using your Muscles
September 22, 2006Nokia Forum presents a real world working case for controlling your mobile using your muscles.
September 22, 2006This new service promises to offer people video consultations with registered doctors via their 3G video phones.
Prototype of Microvision’s Mobile Phone Projector
September 22, 2006Alexander Tokman of Microvision has developed a miniature laser based projector display, called "PicoP." This projector is small enough to fit inside your phone and can display a laptop-sized quality image on surfaces just half a meter away.
Sony Ericsson W850i available from 2nd week of October
September 21, 2006Networks are pitching in with large orders for Sony Ericsson's first ever slider, the W850i.The Walkman handset will be available in large volumes in stores from the second week of October.
Nokia collaborates with Microsoft on Mobile Search
September 21, 2006Nokia today announced that it has reached an agreement with Microsoft to integrate Live Search capabilities into its Mobile Search platform, thus enabling consumers access to Live Search directly from their Nokia Nseries multimedia computers and other compatible Nokia S60 devices.
Nokia announces the 6288 3G slide phone
September 21, 2006Nokia has unveiled the new Nokia 6288, a 3G slide phone with a QVGA display and 2-megapixel camera.
The Opus Operis Pocket PC Phone by Jaren Goh
September 21, 2006Our man Jaren who designed the stunning "Black Diamond" has been at it again this time offering us the "Opus Operis".
Splashpower powers mobile Phones without Chargers
September 21, 2006Splashpower is an innovative little device which allows you to recharge all sorts of mobile gadgets without plugging them in.
Most 10 year olds now own a mobile phone says new report that reveals impact of mobile phones on young lives today
September 19, 2006The Mobile Life Youth Report, one of the biggest ever social studies to examine how mobile phones have changed the way young people live, is published today, by The Carphone Warehouse, advised by The London School of Economics.
MOTOKRZR Makes Global Debut in Hong Kong
September 19, 2006Motorola today announced that its eagerly-awaited handset, the MOTOKRZR, is now available for consumers in Hong Kong.
Ericsson HSDPA powers Vodafone UK's 3G broadband
September 19, 2006World-leading HSDPA technology from Ericsson is powering Vodafone's new mobile broadband services in the UK.
Sony Ericsson joins forces with Sony ATV Music Publishing to showcase new music talent
September 19, 2006Sony Ericsson today announced the next step in the company’s comprehensive mobile music strategy, a new promotional space for breaking new and developing artists called ‘M-BUZZ’. Complementing the company’s unique music offering of Walkman phones, services and accessories, M-BUZZ is yet another building block in Sony Ericsson’s extensive mobile music offering to music fans worldwide.
LG.Philips Develops Industry-First TFT-LCD
September 18, 2006LG.Philips LCD,announced that it has developed the industry’s first TFT-LCD panel for next-generation mobile phones.
Convert text messages into Talking Characters
September 18, 2006Kemeleon is a system that allows you to convert text messages into video of a character reading that message back to you, or an intended recipient. You can send messages to others via MMS, or email, or as a link in an SMS.
Xcute S50 6 Mega-Pixel Camera Phone
September 18, 2006Don't let the looks of this phone fool you,because underneath this Slim candybar phone lies a mamoth of a specification.
Apple to announce iPhone in January?
September 17, 2006The new rumour has it that the iPhone is slated to be announced this coming January at the MacWorld Expo.
Screaming Phones to Finger Thieves
September 17, 2006According to the Metropolitan Police figures, 10,000 mobile phones are stolen every month. But a new service from mobile device management company Synchronica aims to help victims of theft strike back.
McDonalds Japan places QR Codes on Big Macs
September 17, 2006McDonald’s is now placing QR codes on the packaging of many foods so that eaters can scan the package with their phones and find out the nutritional information.
Sony Ericsson K610i with Sega classics
September 16, 2006Orange is pitching its Sony Ericsson K610i phone very much at gamers,with free Sega game demos pre-loaded onto the handset.
SAMSUNG Officially announces The Card Phone II
September 15, 2006Following the global success of the wildly popular SGH-P300, better known as the ‘Card Phone’, the SGH-P310 comes with a newly designed exterior and a revamped abundance of features to take the throne as the ‘Card Phone II’.
Interactive bluetooth campaign with Sony Ericsson and Aguilera ringtones
September 13, 2006Mobistar,one of Belgium's three mobile telecommunications operators in cooperation with Sony Ericsson, is launching a new interactive Bluetooth campaign.
Sony Ericsson Appoint Saatchi & Saatchi as Global Advertising Agency
September 13, 2006The appointment is effective immediately and Saatchi & Saatchi will now start work on new campaigns to break in 2007.
Fox eats Frog
September 13, 2006News Corp is to buy Crazy Frog giant Jamba for $188 million and combine it with Fox Mobile Entertainment.
Nokia and EA Team up
September 13, 2006EA to bring mobile titles to current and next generation Nokia devices.
Nokia announces the 6085
September 13, 2006Expanding its highly popular portfolio of folding mobile phones, Nokia today introduced the new Nokia 6085 camera phone at an affordable price.The Nokia 6085 emphasizes ease-of-use, up to date technology and enduring design to create a straightforward familiar phone.
Sony Ericsson Sponsors Tennis Masters Cup
September 12, 2006Sony Ericsson makes further investment in professional tennis with three-year agreement for the Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai.
Bang & Olufsen's Bluetooth Medicare device
September 12, 2006Bang & Olufsen is better known for its Serene mobile phone aswell as for making high end audio and Visual gear,but it also has a medical devices division known as Medicom.
imate launches i-mate JAQ and i-mate SPL
September 12, 2006Worldwide manufacturer of innovative Windows Mobile powered devices launches i-mate JAQ and i-mate SPL unlocked GSM mobile devices.
Exclusive: First photos of prototype Black Diamond
September 12, 2006Many thought this would never happen but the wait is now over,and here are the first official pics of the Black Diamond prototype.
Photo messaging climbs as camera phones snap up market share
September 09, 2006Camera phone ownership and usage is climbing across the U.S. and Europe.
Penthouse Content on Your Mobile Phone
September 09, 2006WAAT Media,late night mobile entertainment, has signed a multi-year exclusive agreement with Penthouse to distribute Penthouse content throughout North America, Latin America and Europe.
HTC unveils four new smart devices
September 09, 2006HTC launched its Q4 product portfolio.The four new additions to the HTC range are each specifically designed to appeal to new market segments, bringing the benefits of Microsoft’s smart mobility to new audiences.
Worldwide Phone Connections pass 2.5 billion
September 09, 2006Today the total number of Mobile phone connections in the world will reach 2.5 billion, having passed through the 2 billion mark just 12 months ago, according to estimates from Wireless Intelligence the venture between Ovum and the GSM Association.
Nokia to switch to model names for mobile phones
September 07, 2006Nokia is to give new phone models a names rather than a number,following the success of rivals with model names like RAZR and "chocolate."
Mobile phones found inside four prisoners
September 07, 2006Mobile phones were found inside four prisoners in El Salvador's maximum-security prison.
RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Pearl
September 07, 2006Research In Motion (RIM) today announced its latest innovation in mobile handsets the small,smart and stylish BlackBerryPearl.
Virgin Mobile launches Mobile TV
September 07, 2006Virgin Mobile today announced the launch of its new mobile TV service, Virgin Mobile TV, and confirmed the that it will be offering a selection of much-loved premium channels and programming to Virgin Mobile TV viewers, starting on October 1st 2006.
SmarTone-Vodafone and Ericsson switch on the world's first 3.6Mbps HSDPA full-coverage network
September 07, 2006Ericsson and SmarTone-Vodafone announced the operator's enhanced 3.6Mbps HSDPA full-coverage network is going live today. The Hong Kong-based mobile operator plans to further upgrade the network to a maximum speed of 14.4Mbps in 2007-2008.
Google Adwords Invade Mobile Devices
September 07, 2006Google has joined the mobile marketing playground with a mobile version of its AdWords service.
LG introduces Followap’s IM client to its mobile phones
September 07, 2006LG Mobile has selected Followap’s mobile IM iFollow Client to be integrated into its latest 3G handset the LG U300.
Samsung Brightens The Day
September 07, 2006Samsung has announced the development of an intelligent mobile display driver IC (DDI), which enables the displays on handheld devices to deliver clearer images in broad daylight.
Vodafone debuts 'Mobile Earth'
September 07, 2006Vodafone Germany has launched Mobile Earth,an aerial photo mapping service similar to Google's popular desktop equivalent.
ROK Viper Provides FREE Mobile to Mobile Calls Worldwide
September 07, 2006ROK Group, the UK-based mobile applications developer credited with creating, amongst other technologies, the worlds first mass-market mobile TV over 2.5G GPRS and the worlds first copy-protected movies-on-memory-cards for play on mobile phones, today announced the launch of ROK VIPER, it's innovative and free mobile-to-mobile VoIP service.
Sony Ericsson to unveil PlayStation phones?
September 05, 2006According to Sony Ericsson's senior vice president of Product and Application Planning, Rikko Sakaguchi, the company "is working on something"related to a PlayStation phone.
iPods shunned in favour of mobile phones with music players
September 04, 2006Next generation iPods are set to lose out to mobile phones incorporating digital music players,reveals the 2006 Digital Music Survey.
40% of mobiles left at airports this summer will never be reclaimed
September 04, 2006A survey into “Mobile Device Security at Airports" shows Brits are lackadaisical – when it comes to losing mobile devices compared to many of their counterparts around the globe!After 3 months they’re auctioned when not claimed and with 1 in 4 having no security on them,they could become a potential security risk to the owner or their company!
Camera Dictionary application that translates English words
September 04, 2006"Camera Dictionary" (Kamera Jiten), which translates English words into Japanese by simply scanning the mobile phone’s camera over the word.
The world at your fingertips as Map24 brings maps to mobiles for free
September 04, 2006Map24, the Internet portal for maps, directions and points of interest, has launched Map24 Mobile, a route planner,navigation and search aid for mobile phones and PDA's,As well as being free, Map24 Mobile brings all of the functionality of the highly interactive portal to mobile devices.
Nokia's New L'Amour Collection
September 04, 2006Building upon the last year's L'Amour Collection,Nokia has unveiled three new mobile phones.
The Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition
September 04, 2006Nokia today unveiled its latest premium mobile phone, the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition. Sensual by nature, intuitively beautiful by design, the Sirocco Edition's signature feature is a thumbprint, which perfectly matches the human hand.
High-Definition TV on you Mobile Phone
September 03, 2006A group of scientists at Cornell University say that they can get a Mobile phone to show high-definition TV.
RYANAIR Announced in Flight Mobile Access for All Passengers
September 01, 2006Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, and OnAir, the leading onboard passenger communications provider announced a deal that will see Ryanair’s entire fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft fitted with OnAir’s onboard mobile communications solution.
Nokia announces the "Nokia N80 Internet Edition"
September 01, 2006Among the Internet functions available are VoIP calling, Web browsing, ebook reading, and photo sharing.an agreement with Yahoo has enabled use of the Yahoo Go for Mobile installation.
Nokia acquires gate5 to add robust mapping and navigation to its devices
September 01, 2006Nokia and gate5 AG announced that an agreement has been signed for Nokia to acquire gate5. gate5 is a leading supplier of mapping, routing and navigation software and services.
Sony Ericsson wants to develop music service further
September 01, 2006Sony Ericsson plans further to develop its "PlayNow" service, currently used for downloading ring tones and games.