Gigabeat S

Tosiba and Vongo have partenered together to create the nice looking Gigabeat S. The device comes in 2 versions… the 30Gb and 60Gb model. Technical features of this device are a 2.4-inch QVGA display, PMC 2.0, FM tuner, USB On-The-Go, etc. This is expected to tie in with Starz's $10 per month Vongo movie download service.


Source Engadget

Toshiba Tecra M7-117

Toshiba are launching the new Tecra M7-117 model which sports a dual core processor running at 1.83Ghz. The M7-117 is a tablet PC running Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005. The standard RAM is 512Mb which is upgradable to 4Gb (DDR2 533Mhz) and has an 80Gb drive.

The tablet comes with all the standard features such as Wifi, bluetooth and a lot more.

Other new Tecra M7 products can be pre ordered through the link below.
TECRA M7-S7331 T2400 1.83G 1024MB 100GB DVDRW 3YR XPT


Full specs can be found at

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

World Cup and Mobile TV

The World Cup is set to be a testing ground for TV on mobile phones. I already see links on my Three phone offering to send me video clips of each goal right after it happens live.
I can see video on the move being very popluar with 3G services now being around.

Amongst the World Cup there are other shows being prepared for broadcast and the phone companies are expecting millions of users (more then 210 million even) will be watching TV on their mobiles by 2011. Not sure how they worked out that number and year but it shows that this could be big… in a small mobile kind of way 🙂

Barclays Bank Anti-Virus Deal

Barclays bank in the UK are now offering AntiVirus from F-Secure and also giving a 2 year subscription included. This is down to a deal for 1.6Million licences.

Also Barclays is bringing out a new service which sends the user a text message each time money is moved with their account details.

F-Secure released statistics to show that just over 55% of internet users do not have any sort of virus protection. All Barclays ibank users… check your post soon.

BT to install Broadband to UK Cities. Cheap VOIP maybe??

BT have announced that they are to install wifi networks and broadband connections in several major cities in the UK. These are Leeds, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Cardiff and London’s Westminster area. As with most business decisions, this decision aims to boost revenue and push mobile device sales and use in the future. The implementation of the networks will be done in stages with an initial 12 cities piloting the scheme. According to BT,they are already in discussion with other places to install their blanket network, so watch this space for this being available near you.

BT Fusion may be made compatible with this new service allowing cheaper calls from a mobile network while connected to a wifi hotspot. The current BT Fusion works over Blue Tooth when in range of your home or office.

Other firms such as The Cloud are already operating in a few cities across the UK.

It will be interesting to see exactly how much is charged for this service. From past experience, wifi has been a tad on the expensive side. We will have to wait and see!

Current prices for Wi-Fi access on contract is £6.99/Month for a single device or £9.99/Month for multiple devices. (Updated July 2008)