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Nokia 7600 — unusual forms showcased

Pentax introduces 4Mp Optio S4 digital camera

Intel officially announces 2.70GHz Intel Celeron

Photo of the day: AMD Mobile Athlon 64

m-Print — Brother´s Bluetooth supporting printer

BenQ´s P30 smartphone will use TI´s OMAP 1510

Delkin showcases FireWire reader for CF/Microdrive

Nokia 7600 — unusual forms showcased

Nokia today announced the radically shaped Nokia 7600 phone combining 3G capability with the latest mobile imaging features in a futuristic exterior. Taking Nokia design to a new level, the device incorporates a 65,000 color screen as the heart and soul of its front face. The Nokia 7600 enables people to capture pictures and videos, send and receive multimedia messages and mobile email and listen to music. With this phone, people can also take advantage of the increased speed of the next generation of mobile networks by watching good quality live video content directly from their handsets. Weighing a mere 123 grams and measuring 87mm x 78 mm x 18.6 mm, the Nokia 7600 is one of the lightest and smallest GSM/WCDMA phones in the world.

Operating in GSM900/1800 as well as WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) networks, the Nokia 7600 is expected to be available in volume in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific in fourth quarter of 2003. Users can view pictures taken with its VGA camera on an illuminated display with over 65,000 colors, as well as capture video clips, with audio, of up to 2,5 minutes each. In a WCDMA network, it is possible to send and receive video clips and pictures even during a phone call.

The integrated MP3/AAC music player can play up to 50 minutes of near CD-quality music saved on the internal memory of the device. Music and other content can be downloaded using mobile services while on the move or locally from a compatible PC via infrared, Bluetooth or USB connection. With the XHTML browser, users can browse graphically rich mobile services. Other features of the phone include polyphonic ring tones, support for Java applications and a data connection speed of up to 384 kilobits per second in WCDMA networks. The phone has talk time of up to 4 hours in GSM networks and up to 2,9 hours in WCDMA, and stand-by time is up to 12,5 days in both networks.

Pentax introduces 4Mp Optio S4 digital camera

Pentax introduced a new Optio S4 digital camera that should arrive to shops late in October. The model has 4Mp CCD, 3 optical zoom and champagne gold/brilliant black/coral lead body. The estimated price in Japan is $420.

Pentax Optio S4 brief specs:

  • CCD 1/2.5", 4.23Mp (4.0Mp effective)
  • Resolutions: 2304x1728, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
  • Movies: 320x240 @ 12-15fps, AVI (Motion JPEG), up to 60s
  • Supports Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching II
  • Lens: F2.6-4.8, 35-105mm in 35mm equiv.
  • Focusing range: 40cm inf. Normal, >18cm Macro, >6cm SuperMacro
  • Media: 11Mb int. memory, SD/MMC slot
  • VF: optical
  • LCD: 1.6", 84K pixels
  • Interfaces: USB, AV
  • Power: Li-Ion battery for up to 180 at maximum resolution (50% with flash)
  • Size: 83x20x52 mm
  • Weight: 98g w/battery and media card
  • Modes: Portrait, 7 presets, including night, panoramic and 3D.
  • Timer, voice comments

Intel officially announces 2.70GHz Intel Celeron

Intel briefly announced its new Intel Celeron processor. Featuring 2.70GHz clock speed, it supports 400MHz FSB, is made using 0.13µm technology. 2.70GHz Intel Celeron processors are already being shipped priced $103 in over 1,000-unit quantities.

Photo of the day: AMD Mobile Athlon 64

I hope everyone had time to read our AMD Athlon 64 & Athlon 64 FX Processors Review. However, we shouldn´t forget the two processors for DTR notebooks — AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3000+ and 3200+. Today we can offer you photos of this chip and a review is also to be posted soon!

m-Print — Brother´s Bluetooth supporting printer

One of the solutions demonstrated at DEMOmobile was a small portable printer that can be used with a Bluetooth-capable handheld or notebook from Brother, the m-Print Bluetooth Micro Printer that offers handhelds the ability to print documents on A7 thermal paper. It can print four pages per minute at 300 dots per inch. It is equipped with an internal, Lithium-ion battery that can print 100 or more pages on a single charge.

The dimensions of the printer are 100mm x 160mm x 17.5mm, it weighs 300 g including the battery.

Print abilities
OS Win 98, ME,
2000, XP
Pocket PC
PocketPC 2002
Pocket PC
PocketPC 2002
Palm Ver 3.5, 5.2
Word +      
Excel +      
Power Point +      
Adobe PDF +      
e-mail + + + +
To Do list + +   +
Schedule + +   +
Contact / Addresses + +   +
Note + +   +
BMP + +    
JPEG + +    
PNG + +    
TIFF +      
GIF +      
Clipboard +      
Snapshot +      
RTF   +    

BenQ´s P30 smartphone will use TI´s OMAP 1510

OMAP application processors and TCS wireless GSM/GPRS technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) will power the P30 — the first smartphone from BenQ Corp., that will run the Symbian operating system (OS) and is slated for release in the fourth quarter of 2003.

"The new P30 offers consumers a broad range of new and exciting features, such as video, web browsing and graphics intensive applications, all in a stylish form factor," said Irwin Chen, vice president of BenQ, Networking & Communications Business Group. TI?s power efficient OMAP1510 processor provides mobile users with enhanced applications performance, enabling the BenQ P30 to deliver a variety of high-performance applications, such as video, still camera, MP3 player and games to consumers without compromising battery life. Furthermore, the OMAP1510 processor supplies BenQ?s smartphone with the processing muscle needed to power the device?s high-level OS and extensive multimedia features, including:

  • 65K color TFT display
  • Integrated camera with VGA resolution and 26 VIT color depth
  • MP3 audio and MPEG 4 video playback and recorder

It´s worth mentioning that by now OMAP processors are used in solutions from Microsoft — Texas Instruments, Tanager, Canary, and ´natural-born PDAs´ like Tungsten T2.

Delkin showcases FireWire reader for CF/Microdrive

Card readers today are not so extraordinary devices as they used to be, but new solution fromDelkin Devices is worth mentioning/ The company announced its FireWire reader, supporting CompactFlash Type I, Type II, andMicrodrive). The DDREADER-24´s price is $79.

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