PT-200 Personal Bracelet Tracker

The PT-200 is a GPS tracking device that you wear on your wrist. It features a powerful GPS tracking device as well as GSM capabilities and the claimed battery life is a nice 50 hours. The watches themselves look rather retro and from the 80's.


There are 3 approaches for the remote site to track and monitor the PT-200

* Using regular cellular phone and unmanned control center
* Using smart phone and control software with E-map on the smart phone
* Using man-serviced control center


* GPS and GSM dual positioning functions
* SOS Emergency button for help
* Incoming call to report positioning info
* Remote site continuous tracking
* Incoming call oscillation to remind users to take this call
* Two single-key emergency dial-out numbers
* Remote monitoring
* Automatic open-bracelet reporting
* Using cellular phone, smart phone, or man-serviced control center to track and monitor the PT-200
* Easy one-button operation
* Tri-band GSM module for worldwide tracking and monitoring
* Highly Sensitive GPS module
* GPS/ GSM signal LED display
* Device on, low battery, and charging LED display
* Using SIM Card phone book to set reporting numbers and parameters to make the interface easy
* Self-testing function
* Long standby time for more than 50 hours
* Car/ home charger available


* Dimension: 60 x 65 x 23 (mm)
* Weight: 200 (g)
* GSM frequency: Tri-band 900/ 1800/ 1900MHz
* Battery: 1200mah (Rechargeable)
* Power Consumption: standby 20ma, max.250ma
* Operating time: standby for more than 50 hours , continuous talking for 4 hours

Via: NaviGadget

Motorola Capri – the RAZR slider

This is a phone I have been waiting for. Ever since I saw my first RAZR phone a couple of years back I have been impressed with the size of these phones. The new Capri, RAZR Slider is a nice new addition to the pack. It features a new UI called Synergy which is supposed to be a nice improvement (hopefully as easy as Nokia's UI).



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Nokia E60 Review

The Nokia E60 was recently reviewed on and found to be an excellent phone. It has a nice fold out keyboard which opens up to make the screen sit in the middle of each side of thekeyboard and then folds back to look like a regular phone with the numerical keypad. The screen runs a nice crystal clear resolution and overall the phone has a nice feel to it. Check out the full review after the pictures below via the link.

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Mio Tech C710 and C510E GPS

Mio Tech have launched 2 new portable GPS systems. Both have a 3.5" colour 65K screen which is touch sensative. They also feature MP3 playback as well as a 400Mhz processor. The devices also sport Bluetooth and mobile communications so that you can take calls on the go. Tele Atlas is the provider of the maps.


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Zypad WL 1000

The Zypad WL 1000 is a wireless computer watch. The thing is rather huge but may have uses somewhere such as while climbing or caving where an accessible computer is needed from time to time.

More seriously, this might become a good tool for emergency situations where because of it's hands free functions which are available right away.


*Operating System: Standard platform supports Windows CE 5.0 or LINUX based on Kernel 2.6
*Display: 3.5&Prime TFT touchscreen automatic contrast adjustment via ambient light sensor
*Wireless: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
*GPS: Integrated GPS receiver and antenna
*Audio: Stereo speakers and headphone jack for external headset to support multimedia applications
*Battery Life: Average 8+ hours of operations, depending on use
*Expandability: Mini Secure Digital memory slot and USB (Master & Device) ports
*Accelerometer: Tilt and Dead Reckoning System allows to determine whether or not the user is moving (GPS supplies the position)
*Keyboard: 11 backlit keys
*Ergonomic Design: Designed to comfortably fit the user’s wrist, under or over clothes, for hands free operations
*Pen Device: Integrated stylus connected to the strap

Via: NaviGadget

LG VX8300

The LG VX8300 has been launched by Verizon in the US. The phone is V CAST capable so you can watch videos of the latest news etc… downloadable form providers.

The phone has external stereo speakers, Bluetooth, and has a 1.3Mb camera. Pretty standard stuff again. Tech specs are below.


*V CAST-capable
*Get It Now-capable – download games, ring tones, wallpapers and more
*Mobile Web 2.0-capable
*microSD Memory Card Slot
*1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder with flash
*Bluetooth (v1.1): hands-free, Serial Port (SPP), Dial Up Networking (DUN), and/or Object Push (OPP) profile for vCard exchange
*TXT, PIX and FLIX Messaging capability – send and receive messages with text, sounds, photos and videos
*My Account – access balance, minutes, usage, and payment info
*Instant Messaging capability
*External keys for easy access to V CAST Music
*Dual speakers for stereo sound
*Full-duplex speakerphone
*Enhanced speaker-independent voice recognition
*Voice commands: call, send message, go to, check, lookup, My Account
*Voice memo recording
*72-chord polyphonic ring tone support
*15 Unique ring tones, plus vibrate and silent modes
*TTY/TDD support
*Hearing aid compatible (M3-Rating)
*Personal organizer with calendar with scheduler, alarm clock, notepad, plus world clock, calculator, Ez tip calculator tools
*500 contacts address book with five numbers, two e-mail addresses and a picture ID for each entry
*Speed dial (98 entries plus a voice mail default)
*Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (digital dual-band)
*Dimensions: 3.58" (H) x 1.93" (W) x 0.92" (D)
*Weight: 3.88 oz.
*Internal LCD display: 262K Color TFT, 176 x 220 Pixels, 10 Lines
*External LCD display: 65K Color OLED, 96 x 96 Pixels, 6 Lines
*Standard battery: 1,100 mAh Li-Ion
*Usage time: up to 230 Minutes or
*Standby Time: up to 380 hours

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Sony Ericsson K610im

Sony have announced the new Sony Ericsson K610im which is an i-mode phone. The phone is a 3G phone and comes standard with 64Mb storage and is expandable up to 1Gb. The device is capable of iMail, browsing, iMMS, video calling and utilises the nice 3G speeds for sending pictures. It also has a built in 2M camera.


Cell Phone activated Car Starter

A student has filled for a patent on a device which is cell phone activated and can control door locking, car starting all from anywhere in the world. The idea seems legit. The system seems to work by calling up the car and tapping in a security code over your phone which will then access the relevant function and shut windows etc…


More information at textually

Spansion Mobile Phone Security

Spansion are concerned about mobiles being used more and more for tasks like paying for items. As phones become more smarter it increases the threats of virus and DOS attacks as well as stolen information because we might carry more data around then we ever have in the past.

Spansion have made a new level of security which the SDK is due out later this year. They are planning on having their chips planted in mobile phones to increase security and stop data theft.

More details at EngadgetMobile

Sidekick 3

The newT-Mobile side kick has been reviewed over at The new device is slightly smaller, has a track ball, better camera, Bluetooth, a memory card slot, more memory and a music player although there isnt much difference in the user interface. Check out the pictures below of this new sleek device and click the link above for a full review at engadgetmobile.




HTC TyTN Smartphone

The HYC TyTN Smarphone is about to be released. This is the second smartphone from HTC and has some nice features. The phone has tri-band UMTS 3G, plus GSM, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a mini-USB port. What I like more about the device is the sideways sliding out QWERTY keyboard which makes it easier to input entries rather then using the pen and tapping on a small keoyboard or handwriting recognition.

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iTan ITN-VR10

The iTan ITN-VR10 is a set of headphones which have a twist. Your normal ones that you have used since you were a young child played music… thats all really. However, these new headphones have built in vibration meaning you can also feal the noises in your ears.