Issue #2003 - 18
Device News This Week
1. Megapixel Camera Phone
NTT DoCoMo announced they will begin marketing the mova SO505i, the world's first camera phone equipped with a 1.3-megapixel (effective resolution) CCD camera.
The SO505i comes with a 16x digital zoom camera and 2.2-inch semi-transparent, 262,144-color TFT screen. Extra-high resolution makes the SO505i ideal for enjoying photos sent with DoCoMo's i-shot™ picture messaging service. SO505i photos can be printed out with a resolution of 1.23 megapixels.
The phone shoots video clips at 5 frames/second and up 6.4 seconds in length.
For more http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/June2003/5440.htm
2. Web Pages On NEC Mobile Phones
NEC announced its new technology, Semantic Zoom function, which enables the user to comfortably view Web pages using a wide variety of Internet-ready terminals including TVs, PDAs and mobile phones.
3. NTT DoCoMo announced the FOMA
N2701, the first dual-network handset that works both with DoCoMo's 2G and 3G networks.
For more information: http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/June2003/5437.htm
Source - Several, including CTIA, TechWeb, 802.11 planet and Fierce 80211
MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: Integration
of phone with camera and video is moving forward but hybrid device is still
far short of what the real thing will do in terms of frames per second and duration of
the recording. Small steps like these may lead to the destination
some day in future. The clincher is still the transmission of the
recorded video to another location.
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