Monday, February 26, 2007


M300 mobile phone/watch

Is the M300 a nerd phone/watch or what?

It is still a bit thick and heavy but it shouldn't take long before the technology is common place. The specs sound too good to be true so don't part with your money until you can try one in a shop:

  • 64Mb Memory

  • Bluetooth

  • MP3 Player

  • USB Port for connection to Personal computer

  • Mode : GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 MHz Tri mode

  • Weight : 45g

  • 200 min Talk Time and 80 Hours Standby Time

Monday, February 12, 2007


Thinnest 3g mobile phone in the world

The two new N903iµ handsets are just 11.4 millimeters thick:

The two thin handsets, NEC's N903iµ and Matsushita Communication Industrial Co.'s (Panasonic's) P903iµ, are just 11.4 millimeters thick. That beats all other WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) handsets on the market, said NTT DoCoMo. They'll go on sale in Japan in February at prices yet to be announced, and won't be available overseas.
Features of the new phones include a 1.3-megapixel camera. The N903iµ has a 2.3-inch display while the P903iµ's screen is slightly smaller at 2.2 inches. Battery life is given in standby as around 500 hours for the NEC phone and 270 hours for the Panasonic model in average use. Talk time is 200 minutes and 120 minutes, respectively.

The only thing I don't love in thin and light phones is that it is difficult to notice them in “vibrate only“ mode.

Via InfoWorld


Readius: the world’s first mobile device with a rollable display

Telecom Italia and Polymer Vision is launching the Readius; the world’s first mobile device with a rollable display:

The device has a SIM slot that gives network access over GMS/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS for updating contents like RSS feeds, PDF's, e-books, e-mail, audiobooks, podcasts and music.

Key Features:

  • High contrast high reflectivity for paper like reading experience even in bright sunlight

  • One-handed navigation and control via a touch sensitive LED user interface

  • Low power consumption delivering an exceptional 10 days of usage time between battery charges

  • Extensive connectivity providing updates anytime, anywhere

It also has a built in DVB-H receiver is used for receiving data sent out over the DVB-h network but not for showing digital television.

The display is “only“ black and white but that is not a problem as it is perfect for reading and gives an incredible battery life.


Tuesday, February 6, 2007


Free tool: Paint.NET 3.0

Paint.NET 3.0 was released recently. The main new features:

  • Generally improved and cleaner user interface

  • Interactive Gradient Tool that makes it very easy to draw and then fine-tune placement and coloring of a gradient.

  • User-definable color palette (as opposed to just the color wheel)

  • New effects: Clouds, Median, Unfocus, Outline, and an improved Sharpen

  • More intuitive and more powerful toolbar

  • History files are now compressed to save disk space, reduce disk activity, and improve performance.

  • "Merge Down" layer command

  • Simple and intuitive tab-based multi-document user interface:

Paint.NET is free and I have used it for more than a year for all my image editing. It is powerful enough to do everything I need, but yet simple to use for someone like me who is not an imaging expert.


Fring: Skype on your cellular phone

I have used Skype on my Pocket PC in the past and I am very glad to see that Skype is now available on advanced cell phones as well. Fring uses the data connection of the phone to make peer-to-peer VoIP calls, send instant messages and talk with VoIP applications such as Skype and Google Talk. The service itself free, you only pay for the data traffic (which varies wildly depending on your data contract).

fring™ roams seamlessly between Wi-Fi and 3G networks while bypassing traditional mobile voice and SMS text messaging services. This means that fring™ enables mobile-to-mobile calls, mobile-to-landline calls, and mobile-to-PC calls including integration into Skype and Google Talk wherever you are.
fring™ , patent pending P2P Mobile VoIP technology, works over GPRS, 3G and Wi-Fi networks, and is a PC-independent, mobile VoIP service with no need for proprietary hardware.

Why on earth did I swap my compatible Nokia 6630 for a Motorola last month???