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Samsung SGH-E900 review

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 7th, September 2006

One gadget after the other is being launched on the mobile imaging market. Some are stylish, whereas others are more technologically advanced. For years now, Samsung has had a reputation for knowing how to produce mobile phones that combine function and style as well as being interesting gadgets. It all began in 1938 when Samsung started out as a Korean supermarket that grew to become Korea's biggest foodstuffs supplier and a construction company after the end of the Korean War. Samsung started producing household equipment, televisions and radios in the 1960s and by the 1980s, it was the leading producer of portable TV's. In 1993, Samsung launched its first ultra light mobile telephone. At 100 grams, the Samsung SH700 was way ahead of its time. Meanwhile, the company had grown into a global enterprise doing business in over 58 countries. Samsung is the only Korean brand in the Top 100 Global Brands. Samsung Electronics is the second largest provider of mobile telephones in the Benelux.

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Samsung SGH E900 review - Part II

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 7th, September 2006

It is only, however, when you slide the Samsung E900 open and the keys light up like magic, that you really get the feeling that the Samsung SGH-E900 is an innovation. The keys that light up are the function keys and the keys to take or end a call. This last key can also be used to delete a character when you are writing a text or MMS message. You can also use this key to end a function that you were using. The telephone reacts immediately if you just touch the keys lightly. The functions on the function keys vary per menu. It says on the bottom of the Samsung E900's screen which function the key is meant for.

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Nokia N71

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 31st, August 2006

Nokia today announced that it has started deliveries of Nokia N71 to Vodafone K.K. in Japan. The "Nokia N71" is its first product to be introduced in Japan under the Nokia Nseries sub-brand, Nokia's high performance multimedia range with sophisticated design. The Nokia N71 customized for Vodafone K.K. will be marketed in Vodafone K.K.'s 3G lineup under the name "Nokia N71 (Vodafone 804NK)" and will be commercially available in Japan from August 12. The Nokia N71 (Vodafone 804NK) delivers excellent 3G functionality as a rich multimedia device, which is compactly packaged in a simple yet elegant form. The Nokia N71 (Vodafone 804NK) keeps consumers entertained with the music player function and FM radio.

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Sony Ericsson Z610 3G phone

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Wednesday 30th, August 2006

Sony Ericsson today announces the Z610; a stylish 3G phone that blends performance with stand-out design. The sleek mirror finish on the front cover gives the phone a jewel-like quality that is complimented by a hidden ‘magic mirror’ display which can only be seen when in use. This striking phone delivers on its good looks: its advanced feature set includes a 2.0 Megapixel camera and broadband-speed 3G connectivity. With such a unique design and a choice of three eye-catching colours - Luster Black, Rose Pink & Airy Blue - Z610 is the clamshell to be seen with. The distinctive design of the Z610 is matched by a feature set that lets the user get the most from their mobile phone.

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Oki Face Sensing for Mobile phones

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 25th, August 2006

Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. today announced that it has provided Pantech Co., Ltd., a major mobile phone company in South Korea, with FaceSensingEngine (FSE), Oki's face image processing middleware to be used in their mobile phones. FSE is embedded into Pantech's SKY brand mobile phone, "SKY IM-R100," that was launched on August 1, 2006. "Our SKY brand mobile phones are known for their abundant functions using the camera, and we have been looking for an image processing technology that utilizes the camera as a human interface as well as for entertainment," said Lee, General Manager, Product Planning, Pantech.

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Sony Ericsson K618 3G phone

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 17th, August 2006

Sony Ericsson today announces the K618: a slim, lightweight 3G phone that will launch in selected markets and deliver the perfect mix of mobile phone, multimedia applications and business solutions. The new K618 has been developed for those users that want "the best of both worlds"; entertainment on the move & a powerful business tool. The high performance K618 3G device is as light and slim as a typical 2.5G phone, yet delivers blisteringly-fast speeds for streaming or downloading music & video clips, browsing the web or gaming. And staying in control of your inbox is made easier with support for push email, allowing messages to be sent directly to the phone without having to download them.

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Nokia N93 Golf Edition

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 11th, August 2006

Nokia today announced the availability of the Nokia N93 Golf Edition, a special package combining the unparalleled mobile video capabilities of the Nokia N93 multimedia computer with a unique golf application that enables you to capture your golf swing, analyze and improve your game by split screen swing comparison and other advanced analysis tools. The Pro Session Golf by Nokia application has a ready to use golf-tailored viewfinder that instantly captures a player's swing from the correct angles and distances. Unlike current video analysis solutions, Pro Session Golf is portable and instantly usable with no additional cameras, cables, or computer needed. Everything you need is included.

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Skype Mobile WiFi internet Phone

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 27th, July 2006

Skype, the global Internet communica-tions company, today announced collaboration with hardware partners to deliver the first WiFi phones for Skype software, making Internet calling on the move a reality. By enabling consumers to make Internet calls without a computer, Skype is freeing people from their computers and saving them money. "We want to give people the freedom to move around while talking and have access to Skype wherever they are - whether in front of a computer or while moving around the home or office," said Stefan Oberg, General Manager Hardware for Skype. "Now people can make wireless Internet calls and enjoy the great Skype cost savings and sound quality free of a computer."

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If there is one segment of today’s consumer and business electronic devices that is changing, then it is the mobile phone. It has already changed our way of communications, the way we do business or stay in touch with our friends and family. Of course the integration of social media platforms increases the hours spend with a mobile device like today’s smartphone. And the integration of editing software for mobile imaging makes the camera in a smartphone to become a more enjoyable and interesting one. Shooting a shot, and having access to a variety of accounts like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr gives a mobile imaging photographer a worldwide platform where he can show his work of art or just his snap shots. And let us not forget the very successful online platform from Apple; the App store. A platform where developers meet the consumer and a powerful marketing and communication tool for all. The Apple store is the most successful one, others follow or are already active. Photokina 2010 will share the latest mobile imaging news with you, live from Germany!