Comments: 0Tuesday, March 17th 2009 - 22:30 CET
Samsung Telecommunications America, (Samsung Mobile) a leading mobile phone distributor in the United States and Paramount Digital Entertainment announced the availability of a 2G microSD card pre-loaded with the Mission Impossible Trilogy with the purchase of a Samsung Delve mobile phone from Alltel Wireless. This is the first time that Samsung Mobile and Paramount Digital Entertainment have worked together to bundle full-length feature films to add promotional value to its premium mobile phone, without creating a price impact on its carrier partners or consumers.
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Comments: 0Sunday, March 15th 2009 - 17:30 CET
SanDisk announced that LG Electronics’ latest fully loaded LG Arena (LG-KM900) multimedia handset will include SanDisk’s iNAND 8 gigabyte (GB) Embedded Flash Drive (EFD). The SanDisk iNAND storage device will be utilized by the LG Arena handset as both a boot and data storage device, eliminating the need for a separate boot device. “Fast and reliable digital storage is essential to LG’s mobile multimedia user experience,” said Mr. Kwak Woo Young, Executive Vice President of LG Electronics Mobile Handset R&D Center. “Because of this, we’ve chosen top-of-the-line SanDisk memory for our new LG Arena multimedia phone.”
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Comments: 0Monday, February 9th 2009 - 04:24 CET
Schlage, the most trusted brand of door locks, announced that the first wireless-controlled and Z-Wave enabled door lock, Schlage LiNK, is now available for purchase through Amazon and GoKeyless. Fusing home security and automation with mobile technology, Schlage LiNK deadbolts and locks provide homeowners the power to remotely control and monitor access to their home 24/7 with any web-enabled mobile phone or computer.
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Comments: 0Saturday, January 10th 2009 - 22:19 CET
The Strategy Analytics Wireless Device Lab service report, “US Navigation: Consumers Prefer PNDs to Mobile Solutions,” shows that consumers perceive personal navigation devices (PNDs) as clearly superior to similar navigation services available on cell phones. These findings are based on in-depth one-on-one research sessions in San Diego in which consumers experienced two high-end personal navigation devices as well as Sprint Navigation and VZ Navigator.
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Comments: 0Saturday, December 27th 2008 - 22:35 CET
The impact of the global economic crisis will spread to the mobile phone market resulting in a downturn in shipments in 2009. According to IDC, total mobile phone volumes will be 1.9% lower in 2009 than 2008 levels, the first downturn in annual shipment volumes since 2001 when shipments declined 2.3%. Over the past several years, the mobile phone market has enjoyed double-digit annual growth due to an increased emphasis on emerging markets. However, emerging market growth has been steadily slowing as these markets mature. IDC now expects worldwide growth to be just 7.1% in 2008 before slipping into negative growth in 2009.
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Comments: 0Friday, December 26th 2008 - 14:55 CET
Oki Electric Industry announced it will start volume shipment of a headphone amplifier LSI, the Oki ML2650, from December 2008. This new LSI enables battery-powered mobile phones to play back music with low-power consumption, which is achieved by a highly efficient D-class amplifier equipped with a 64KB SRAM that temporarily saves music data. In addition, the LSI comes in an ultra small package size of 2.54mm x 2.70mm.
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Comments: 0Monday, November 24th 2008 - 17:07 CET
The smartphone market in the United States has grown rapidly since the introduction of the Apple iPhone. Demand for smartphones and the software applications that run on them provides an increasingly profitable revenue source for handset manufacturers, mobile operators, and application developers. This Smartphone report defines smartphones and covers a brief history of smartphones. Next, the reasons for smartphone adoption are explored as well as the barriers to acceptance of these advanced mobile devices.
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Comments: 0Monday, November 24th 2008 - 15:50 CET
Eastman Kodak Company announced that it has filed complaints against Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and other related entities for infringement of Kodak patents. The Kodak actions specifically allege that Samsung and LG camera phones infringe Kodak digital camera patents. The patents in question cover technology related to image capture, compression and data storage and a method for previewing motion images.
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Comments: 0Tuesday, September 30th 2008 - 23:20 CEST
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, touch screen phone shipments will reach 90 million units worldwide in 2009, accounting for 7 percent of total volumes. Price and screen size are critical factors for success. Tom Kang, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics said, “We forecast 90 million touch screen phones to be sold worldwide in 2009, accounting for 7 percent of total volumes. We expect Nokia and Appleto ramp up shipments next year and start to drive down the price of touch screen handsets toward the mid-range.”
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Comments: 0Sunday, September 28th 2008 - 20:40 CEST
Experts in mobile marketing say today’s unveiling of the T-Mobile G1, the highly-anticipated HTC-manufactured phone that uses Google’s Android technology, underscores the need for companies to ready their Web sites for effective handheld viewing. “T-Mobile G1 mobile phone represents another step toward complete Web access for people on the go,” said Chuck Sacco, a business leader in mobile application development and CEO and co-founder of PhindMe, a mobile technology company that provides organizations with easy-to-use tools to create mobile-tailored Web sites.
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