Sharp 905SH DMB Phone for Japan

Sharp have displayed the 905SH DMB phone for Japan. This is a 3G phone also integrates One Seg terrestrial TV broadcasts.

As seen in the picture the screen has the ability to rotate 90 degrees which allows you to view TV in widescreen format. The screen is a nice 2.6″ ASV LCD which is good for a wide viewing angle I guess to the family can sit around ;)… more then likely it will be better then the average LCD’s found in phones which tend to go dodgy when viewing from a slight angle.

More tech specs can be found at Slashphone

Sharp 905SH DMB

In Flight USB Charger have created a new in flight charger which plugs in to the headphone jack found on most planes. The unit then uses USB to connect to your device (anything that can use USB to charge) and provides bursts of power.


The device stores energy from the headphone jack which takes 3 – 5 minutes (volume to be on full) and then stores that and allows your device to be powered for 1 minute and then the cycle repeats it’s self. This is a VERY handy tool for those frequent flyers.

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Nokia N92

The Nokia N92 is due out soon and is packed full of even more features then the E61 mentioned below. The N92 integrates TV in to your phone which is broadcast with Digital Video Broadcast Handheld (DVB-H) on to it’s nice sized 2.8″ screen. (Please check your service provider as DVB-H is not available via all operators).


The N92 has a built in 2M Pixel camera and with the WLAN capabilities allows you to receive your own video broadcasts from home when ever you are in a Wifi hotspot (need to create a VLAN to do so).

* Dimensions: 107.4 x 58.2 x 24.8 mm, 136cc
* Weight: 191 g
* GPRS Class 11
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G, 384 kbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Infrared port
* Camera:
2 MP,
1600×1200 pixels,

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secondary VGA video call camera
* OS:
S60 3rd edition (Symbian OS , Series 60 UI)
* Standard battery: Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 336 h
Talk time Up to 4 h
* Features:
– DVB-H TV broadcast receiver
– Push to talk
– Java MIDP 2.0
– MP3/AAC player
– Stereo FM Radio
– T9
– Voice command/memo
– PIM including calendar, to-do list
* Sales Package Contents :
Nokia N92
Nokia Battery BP-5L
Nokia Compact Charger AC-4
Connectivity Cable CA-53
Stereo Headset HS-23
CD-ROM (containing Nokia PC Suite 6.7 and Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition)
User guide, Quick Start guide, and Add-on Application guide

Nokia E61 Smart Phone

I like Smart phones! They give a lot more features then the regular phone and are handy tools to carry around. The Nokia E61 has many tools bundled in to it’s case. Notifications of new emails via LED, editing emails on the go, sending emails on the go as well as talking on speaker phone at the same time… These are just a few of what this device is capable of.

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* Network – GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA 2100 (3GPP Release 4) networks in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, North America, and South America where these networks are supported Automatic switching between bands Speech codecs: AMR, FR and EFR, NB-AMR
* Size – Weight: 144 g (with Nokia Battery BP-5L), Dimensions 117 mm x 69.7 mm x 14 mm, 108 cc Form: monoblock
* Memory Functions – Up to 75 MB of fixed user data memory. Expandable memory: 64 MB hot swappable miniSD card.
* Display – Active matrix display, Supports up to 16M colors Adjustable display brightness and contrast control. Ambient light sensor for keypad display lighting control.
* Navigation – Two soft keys with five-way joystick, power key can be used as profile key. Configurable right and left soft keys. Input method: full keyboard. Active standby enables user to configure 5 applications for fast access Symbian operating system OS 9.1 Series 60, 3rd edition
* Multimedia Messaging (MMS) – Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS, ver. 1.2) for text, voice clips, video clips and still images receiving, editing and sending Distribution list
* Email and Messaging – Email client for connecting to personal and business email. Supports POP, IMAP(with idle) and SMTP protocols, and MS Active Sync. Settings via OMA Client Provisioning, OMA Device Management. Supported third party email clients: Visto email technology, Blackberry Email Connectivity, Connect and Seven Always-On Mail. Attachments viewers and editors support the most common features of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel (Microsoft Office 97, 2000, XP and 2003). Compatible with Zip Manager and Adobe Reader Instant Messaging client (Yahool, AOL, OMA) SMS distribution list
* Connectivity – Pop-Port¢ interface, USB port full speed supported via Pop-Port¢. Remote and local (peer-to-peer) synchronization over Bluetooth technology, IR, cable Bluetooth wireless technology 1.2. HTML browsing with Nokia Browser. Video and audio streaming (3GPP and RealMedia: Real Video and Real Audio). WCDMA (3GPP Release 4)
Multiconnectivity – WLAN connection can be shared by multiple applications at the same time. For example: email, browser and synchronization. Possible to use WLAN, Bluetooth technology, USB and infrared at the same time Maximum six Bluetooth technology connections in use at the same time. Note: only one for Bluetooth wireless connectivity for audio
* Call Management – Push to Talk, Internet call over WLAN, Voice dialing, Speed dialing: Up to 8 names, Automatic redial (max 10 attempts), Call waiting, call hold, call divert, call timer Automatic and manual network selection, Caller identification with image, The name of the calling party (spoken caller line identification) is mixed with the ringing tone. The functionality is enabled/disabled through profile settings. Fixed dialing number, allows calls only to predefined numbers Conference call capability (up to 6 participants) Vibrating alert Integrated handsfree speaker
* Other Useful Features – Personal shortcuts, Customizable profiles, Alarm clock, Music Player (MP3/AAC), Notepad for short notes, Automatic key guard and Calculator

Netgear Skype Wifi Phone

This is a device that I do like! The Netgear Skype Wifi Phone needs no PC to connect to. All functions are built in. All you need to do is be in a wireless hotspot, log in to Skype with the phone and your contacts are displayed on screen ready for you to call. You can also use the extra features such as Skype Out and calling landlines and also Skype In so that you can receive calls from landlines while on the move.

With the introduction of more hotspots around the world this device is on my cool list!

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BlueTooth Car Security

A new Bluetooth security device has been launched and is called Auto-Txt. This security system is linked to your Bluetooth mobile phone which acts as an authentication device when starting your car. When the keys are put in the ignition a Bluetooth signal is sent to the phone which then disarms the security system. If the car is started or moved with out the Bluetooth device (ie it’s stolen or some plonker forgot his phone) then a txt is sent and the car is tracked via GPS through a call centre and this can be tracked through 31 countries. I doubt the car would make it across those 31 countries before anyone noticed.

There are 2 options when buying the device. The first is the £499.99 for the standard tracking system and the next is £599.99 which includes the remote disabling one the police have confirmed with the owner that the vehicle is stolen.


The Polygon Phone

The Polygon Phone is not yet real, but rather a concept device. The phone (as can be seen below) is a clamshell device which when opens up it reveals 2 screens. The 1st is a higher resolution for displaying images, tv, mp3 information etc… and the second acts as a soft screen in which depending on how the device is used it’s layout (touch sensative) changes so that you can browse tracks, make calls, send SMS etc…


Phones in the Future

Ever wondered what phones will be like in the future? A recent competition was launched in which the contenders were asked to design the phones of the future. Below are 2 pics. The first is the winning phone with which the designer won an internship with Nokia.



Toshiba 0.85-inch 4GB HDD

Toshiba have made this amazing 0.85-inch 4GB HDD. Looking at the pictures below you will be amazed at how something so small can be made.

The drive is slightly larger then a stamp and would be ideal for cameras, phones, MP3 players as well as card readers where transporting data around would be made far easier. I can see this device from Toshiba doing really well!

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Solar Power Phones

Solar powered phones may be the way forwards in the future. They are requiring more and more power as more functions are integrated, so Fraunhofer researchers have decided to try integrate solar panels in to phones so that they can provide the extra boost needed to keep these things running.

I personally am wanting to see Fuel Cells in mobile phones. They would last for weeks at a time and have instant power if Toshiba and other companies could shrink them down to a small enough size. No doubt Solar panels will help also.



NES Controller Mobile

Now we are talking! Someone has modded an old NES controller and made it in to a mobile phone. The NES controller was taken apart and a Nokia 3200 series phone was also taken apart and both of them put together to make the ultimate in retro mods. Check it out here

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Sony Ericsson P990i

P990i.jpgSony Ericsson are to soon release their next P series mobile phone the P990i. The new phone will be compatible with 3G networks which is a good move forwards for Sony Ericsson. 3G coverage in the UK is getting larger and with adding high speed to the already amazing P series phones was the right way to go.

Some of the excellent advances are that it now supports wireless 802.11b, has a built in FM radio, compatible with the following networks… UMTS (3G) + GSM 900/1800/1900 and has the usual BlueTooth, 2M camera. Also new additions are the options of editing Word Documents on the go as well as Excell spreadsheets. The P990i also supports the main email protocols. The P series Sony Ericsson is truly becoming a mobile device for business users and allows for work on the go.

Accessories available at Amazon.