Texas Instruments' OMAP2420 application processor has been selected for the
new NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA 902i series 3G handsets to provide advanced
multimedia capabilities. Expected to launch later this year, these handsets
will represent the first OMAP 2-based mobile devices on the market. The new
FOMA series will harness the processing power of TI’s OMAP 2
“All-in-One” entertainment architecture to deliver the latest in
3G mobile entertainment applications, such as 3D gaming, 3+-megapixel
cameras, digital camcorders and TV output.
With more than 15 million 3G subscribers in Japan, NTT DoCoMo is the leader
in this rapidly accelerating 3G marketplace. TI’s OMAP family of
application processors has been used by NTT DoCoMo’s handset partners
for three consecutive years for NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA 3G series of mobile
phones. To date, TI&rs... (more)
Webtide announced that it has developed a web and application server designed
to operate on Google’s Android mobile platform.
Android is a freely downloadable open source software stack for mobile
devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications
based on Linux and Java.
The port of Jetty on Android is named i-Jetty. The Jetty servlet on Android
allows users to serve data stored on the phone such as contact details,
system settings and call log within a browser window. It also adds
functionality that will let users modify and save changes, view and ... (more)
What do you get if you cross a top US sporting entertainment franchise, a
leading publisher of interactive entertainment software, and a Java-enabled
phone? The answer is: Mobile Madness.
WWF Mobile Madness, to be more precise.
This is the trademarked name of the video game newly released for wireless
devices by THQ, Inc., best known (till now) for supplying chains like
Wal-Mart and Toys 'R' Us with with games for PCs on CD-ROM. It would seem
that THQ sees unleashing mobile mayhem from its base in Calabasas Hills,
California, as the surest way to bring joy to the owners of Java-e... (more)
The Wherify GPS Locator is, shall we say, the Mr. Hyde side of location-based
technologies, but let's not forget that many people around the world are
already talking too about their Dr. Jekyll side.
Some companies already use RF tags (similar to those used to tag pets) in
workwear to track employees through their factories. This can be used to
track each time the wearer of a garment goes to the restroom, has a coffee
break, cigarette break, moves from one area to another, and so on.
In Hong Kong, an aptly named firm called the Pinpoint Company offers
employers a service whereby t... (more)
By the end of this month or early November, any Korean phone user with a
passion for pixels will be able to invest 1 million Korean won (US $876) in
the world's first 5-megapixel camera phone.
Samsung claims the new phone, the SCH-S250, is as good as a high-end digital
Kim Hun-bae, vice president of mobile research and development at Samsung,
said at a presentation in Seoul: "The biggest difference between a digital
camera and a camera phone is that the latter gets less light due to a smaller
lens, thus resulting in inferior picture quality."
While phone from rivals like ... (more)