Tuesday, August 30, 2005

SAMSUNG Demonstrates WiBro Hand-over Technology

Press release: JEJU, Korea – August 29, 2004 : Samsung Electronics demonstrates Wireless Broadband (WiBro) Hand-over technology at the Samsung 4G Forum 2005. Wireless Broadband (WiBro), a home-grown Korean standard closely related to the mobile WiMAX technology (IEEE 802.16e standard), is a wireless high-speed data communications service that is operational at speeds of up to 120 km per hour.

Hand-over technology is essential to the true mobile connectivity of the WiBro service. The technology allows devices to be connected seamlessly to internet servers or other networked devices while commuting or moving. This is a significant breakthrough given that the hand-over technology is one of the most difficult and critical technologies to develop and commercialize the service .

Samsung is the first company in the world to demonstrate hand-over technology that is based on the WiMAX IEEE 802.16e standard. Industry representatives attending the Samsung 4G Forum 2005 will experience the company's WiBro hand-over technology through a live demonstration. True mobile connectivity will be shown on a WiBro equipped bus that will travel at speeds of up to 60 km/h.

A live broadcast feed of the Forum will be displayed in the media center through WiBro technology, allowing the attending media to experience first-hand the stability and speed of WiBro connectivity.

Ki Tae Lee, president of Samsung's telecommunication network, expects Samsung to hasten the commercial use of the WiBro (Mobile WiMAX) technology. “This forum is very meaningful in that Samsung is the first in the industry to demonstrate the WiBro technology to industry experts and service operators . Samsung is an early adopter of the WiBro technology and we are proud to be presenting the results of our development through live demonstrations of this technology,” he stated.

About Korea’s WiBro Technology
Wireless Broadband (WiBro) is a service that provides high-speed data communications at the mobile environment, anytime anywhere. WiBro is based on Mobile WiMAX technology developed by Korea 's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and industry players. In February 2002, the Korea government allocated 100 MHZ of frequency spectrum in the 2.3GHz bandwidth. In June 2004, Phase 1 of the WiBro became standardized. iBro offers an aggregate data throughput of 20 to 30 Mbps and the base station of the WiBro network covers a radius of 1 km~5 km. Samsung and Korea Telecom plan to show the fully-expanded coverage of the WiBro service at the APEC 2005 Korea Meeting in Busan.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 113,000 people in over 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com

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Friday, August 26, 2005

C72 - the solid MMS all-rounder

Press Release: On a party, on vacation or while shopping: The new C72 is the ideal choice for those who like to share emotions and experiences with friends and family. This compact mobile phone is all about multimedia communication, convenience and straightforward navigation. The integrated VGA camera with 4x digital zoom allows taking pictures spontaneously and sending them quickly via MMS – to one or several recipients. The great quality high-resolution colour screen displays the pictures in more than 65,000 brilliant colours.

While travelling around the world this triband phone is a reliable companion. Its intuitive menu-structure and the plain keyboard make it easy-to-use. Bright shiny silver anthracite colour gives the slim, ergonomically shaped mobile phone a chic look. Users can customize the phone with polyphonic ring tones, logos, games and much more by using the convenient download assistant to install images and applications. Up to 300 hours of standby time and 300 minutes talk time ensure users can keep on talking.

A range of Siemens Original Accessories are available like a variety of headsets and in-car solutions as well as various chargers and data cables, an extra battery and convenient carrying cases.

The phone will be available in ‘Liquid Silver’ in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas from October 2005.

More about Siemens Communications at http://communications.siemens.com

For phones specifications go to Siemens cell phones

Monday, August 22, 2005

Nokia N90 voted European Media Phone of the Year

August 16, 2005

Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that its flagship imaging device, the Nokia N90, has been awarded the European Media Phone of the Year 2005-2006 by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), the largest editorial multimedia organization in Europe. The award is an endorsement of the Nokia N90's industry-leading feature set, which makes it one of the most high performance devices in the marketplace.

Commenting on the award, EISA praised the Nokia N90 as a 'true best-of-breed multimedia phone, stuffed full of advanced photo, video audio and messaging features'. EISA also highlighted the Nokia N90's Carl Zeiss optics which 'endows it with serious photographic ability, including capturing and editing 2 megapixel digital photos and MPEG 4 352x288 resolution video.'

EISA is the largest editorial organization in Europe, with a membership of 50 Audio, Mobile Electronics, Video and Photo magazines all drawn from 20 European countries. At the end of June, all EISA member magazines came together for the election of the European awards. The panel annually chooses the best equipment in a number of categories from products introduced during the preceding twelve months.

Announced in April, the Nokia N90 is the flagship camera product in Nokia's newly launched Nokia Nseries range of high performance multimedia devices. The first mobile device to feature superior Carl Zeiss optics and a range of advanced camera features, the Nokia N90 meets the expectations of even the most demanding picture taker.

"The Nokia N90 has raised the bar for mobile devices and we are delighted to receive this accolade from consumer electronics magazines across Europe," said Tuula Rytilä-Uotila, Director, Imaging, EMEA, Multimedia, Nokia. "This award is also an endorsement of the strategy behind Nokia Nseries - to bring to market high performance multimedia devices which will make digital convergence a reality."

About Nokia Nseries
Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia devices that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, whenever and wherever they want.

About Nokia
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations. www.nokia.com

For cell phones specifications go to Nokia cell phones

Friday, August 19, 2005

New Motorola V176 Provides Rich Communication for the Every Day

Motorola's latest flip phone delivers first-rate, affordable mobile experiences

CTIA, New Orleans – March 10 2005 – With the launch of the new Motorola V176 mobile phone, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in wireless communications, continues its commitment to delivering affordable, feature-rich handsets to consumers.

Merging the latest communication tools with a simplified user experience, the Motorola V176 is the latest addition to the company's growing mass market portfolio, which includes the recently announced models V186, V360 and V235. All four of these sleek clamshell handsets showcase large, color displays, advanced messaging and musical ringtones – bringing in-demand, affordable functionality to market.

"Motorola remains focused on providing quality devices across all price tiers – ensuring that our portfolio offers a mobile choice for everyone," said James Burke, senior director of product operations, Motorola, Mobile Device Business. "The new V176 brings innovative offerings including Push-to-Talk** capability to the mainstream."

About the Products
Offering a suite of must-have communication tools, the signature clamshell Motorola V176 features an impressively large color display, measuring 1.8 inches diagonally, as well as an office-quality speakerphone for multi-tasking on-the-run, Instant Messaging (IM)* for sending quick text messages in real-time and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)* for sharing visuals. Stylish and chic, the black, soft-touch housing and superior battery power complete this affordable mobile phone package.

Depending on market capability, the Motorola V176 will also offer Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC)** functionality for convenient, one-touch connections.

Pricing and Availability
The Motorola V176 is expected to be available in the second half of 2005. For more information regarding product availability in your region, please check with your local Motorola representative.

About Motorola
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, anywhere, anytime. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information: www.motorola.com.

Digital imagery of Motorola Personal Device products mentioned in this release can be seen at: www.Motorola.com/motoinfo

For cell phones specifications go to Motorola cell phones

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Warhammer 40,000 goes mobile on the N-Gage platform

Press Release: Warhammer 40,000 goes mobile on the N-Gage platform with Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death
August 18, 2005

Espoo, Finland - Nokia, Games Workshop and THQ Wireless today announced the debut of the highly successful Warhammer 40,000 franchise to the N-Gage platform with Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death. The highly acclaimed classic tabletop strategy game from Games Workshop has been produced and developed for the N-Gage platform for Warhammer 40,000 fans to unite and embark on multiplayer war game via Bluetooth connection and the N-Gage Arena, Nokia's global mobile online gaming community.

Gregg Sauter, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia said "Warhammer 40,000 is a well-loved brand by sci-fi action strategy aficionados internationally, with over 100 million miniature characters being sold annually through Games Workshop." Sauter continued, "Developed by Razorback, our version has maintained the original's well designed systems and game play and provides fans with an authentic Warhammer 40,000 experience. Mix in a highly immersive experience where gamers can play anywhere, anytime and the ability for Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death fans to play against other fans via the N-Gage Arena, and we think gamers are going to be thrilled."

Set in the far future, Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death on the N-Gage platform contains the entire Warhammer 40,000 experience where players control one of four races: the Orks, Space Marines, Eldar and Chaos Marines- each with their own history and game style to master and control across four campaigns in one interlocking story. Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death re-creates the immersive experience for new or veteran players in single player campaign mode or two player Hotseat with one N-Gage game deck, or two players via Bluetooth connection or N-Gage Arena.

Packed full of great visual content, Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death uses a distinct visual style to bring the Warhammer 40,000 universe to life on the N-Gage platform. This is further assisted by original in-game character artwork being designed by Mike McMahon, one of 2000AD's most popular comic artists, most known for WatchTower and Fat City.

First look of the game is offered to selected media at GenCon in Indianapolis, USA and Leipzig Games Convention in Germany. Warhammer 40,000 on the N-Gage game deck is expected to take over N-Gage gamers' world in winter 2006.

For more information please visit the Nokia website.

For phones specifications go to Nokia cell phones

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Siemens CF110: The slim slider phone

Press Release: Siemens CF110: The slim slider phone with a clear design language for those who like their phone to use as a fashion accessory
Madrid, Aug 11, 2005 | The small things in life are often the most beautiful – the same can also be said of the new CF110 slider mobile phone from Siemens. The nonchalant designed phone is a real attention grabber and is the perfect accessory, whether for evening wear or business outfits. The glittering metal effects of the mere 18-mm flat, silver-colored housing enhance its noble appearance particularly. It is also the brilliant trans-missive 65K TFT display which offers a perfect view onto the clear structured menue.

By concentrating on the essentials in technical terms, the CF110 has everything needed for mobile communication. Owing to its intuitive menu structure and central navigation button, the way around all its functions is easily found. Because this is a tri-band mobile, it can be used around the globe. There are so many ways to keep in touch with and thanks to integrated SMS and MMS the quick chat with friends and family is just as easy as the direct call. A variety of mobile phone games, such as Sea Battle or Marble Crossing, will keep the user rightly entertained , being shown to their best advantage on the luminous TFT color display. Important appointments and telephone numbers are always readily on hand and can be synchronized quickly and easily with the PC via a USB data cable. If needed GPRS is also provided for allowing rapid exchange of data. Communication problems are a thing of the past thanks to the integrated dictionary. For difficult situations on the move, all important emergency numbers for both at home and abroad are stored on the mobile phone. And another added convenience is that a range of Siemens headsets can be easily combined with the CF110 so that the handsfree chat is as easy as it can be and being on the road with the car the Car Kit Portable offers all the safety needed.

The CF110 will be available fourth quarter 2005 in "Moonlight Silver" and "Midnight Blue" and the price will be in the mid to low price range.

More about Siemens Communications at http://www.siemens.com/communications

For mobiles specifications go to Siemens cell phones