AnyDATA launched several Windows Mobile-powered smartphones that are meant for use with CDMA carriers at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and they are the ASP-505A, the ASP-535D and the ASP-210C. The ASP-505A will be sold in Russia by Skylink, running on 450Mhz CDMA EVDO Rev A technology while featuring a touchscreen display. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and GPS navigation. As for the ASP-210C, you will find a QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth connectivity, an integrated FM radio and Windows Mobile 6.1. Last but not least is the ASP-535D that operates at 800 and 1900 Mhz frequencies on CDMA 1x EV-DO Rev. A networks. You will also get GPS support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a QWERTY keyboard and Windows Mobile 6.5. No word on their pricing or availability outside of Russia though.
Trimble has released its brand new Yuma rugged tablet PC last week that features the following specifications :-
Motorola is currently working on a new full touchscreen device that it hopes will be able to revive the company's flagging fortunes. Very little is known about this mystery device, but this we do know - it looks pretty decent from the get go, and will come with a 5 megapixel Kodak digital camera, TV out and a xenon flash. Interestingly enough, word goes around that this could be the first Android device from Motorola despite the missing Home or Back buttons located on the front. Do you think this could be the next big thing (or dud) from the Big M?
The iPoint 3D is a gesture-based display that allows ordinary folks to communicate using simple gestures, all without touching it with a data glove or using 3D glasses. The iPoint 3D will feature a recognition device within that is slightly larger than your regular keyboard, and being that small and lightweight, it can be suspended from the ceiling above the user or take a more terra firma approach by being integrated into a coffee table. There are a couple of integrated FireWire cameras that detech the hands and fingers in real time, where such information will then be trasmitted to a computer for interpretation without the use of physical contact or special markers. The mighty finger looks set to be the remote control of the future.
Want a handsfree car kit that lets you yak away without being worried about battery life? That's where the Solio Communicator comes in. When mounted onto your visor, it allows you to pair up with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone of your choice to carry out your handsfree conversations, freeing up the cigarette lighter port to charge other power-hungry devices instead. The Solio Communicator is equipped with its own lithium ion battery, allowing it to store whatever's left from the day's charge so that you can use it even at night. Just in case you want some instant power, you can always hook it up via USB to the cigarette lighter port and you're good to go. The Solio Communicator is tipped to arrive sometime in the middle of the year for 80 Euros.
By Evan AckermanWith all of the nuclear power plants in the US pushing 25 years old or more, the obvious solution to keep them from disintegrating into piles of radioactive dust is duct tape. But not just any duct tape: 3M’s Performance Plus Nuclear Grade Duct Tape. It doesn’t appear to be particularly radiation resistant, [...]
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