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Eco mobile phone made of corn – coming from Samsung

Eco mobile phone made of corn - coming from Samsung

If you can’t sleep at night thinking about the environmental damage caused by your need to have a new cell phone every six months, you’ll be glad to know that eco-friendly cell phones made of corn flour are about to be launched in Korea by Samsung Electronics. The Samsung SCH-W510 has a battery cover and other parts made of bio-plastic constructed from corn starch and other environmentally friendly materials. The W-510 is the first of its kind from Samsung, and, according to PCWorld, the handset contains no heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium). Apparently, the high price of oil is partially responsible for this renewed interest in using plastics made of corn in manufacturing.

Via Telecoms Korea, by way of textually.org.

Source: gadgetsnews.info

Kensington’s SlimBlade mobile Bluetooth presenter mouse

Kensington's SlimBlade mobile Bluetooth presenter mouse

You may not get excited by mice, but I have quite a collection of the cute critters. There’s the Logitech multi-media zoomer, my pink Kensington travel model, the Wow-Pen ergonomic version, not to mention the drawer full of reject mice that weren’t up to my exacting standards.

The SlimBlade Presented Mouse by Kensington is my newest pet. It combines a full-function laser mouse and presenter in one sleek device, and is still small enough to fit in your pocket.

Bluetooth connection; switch to go to presentation mode; goes to sleep when your notebook does; ultra-thin design for traveling – what’s not to love? $59.99 at Kensington.

Popularity: 3% [?]

Source: gadgetsnews.info

Petite panda cell phone charm

Petite panda cell phone charm

Have you ever seen something that was just so darn cute that it brought tears to your eyes? I know it was probably something legitimately touching and precious like a baby consoling a grandparent or a puppy curled up next to a kitten that had you reaching for the tissues, but for me, what pulls at my heart strings are these adorable, adorable, adorablepetite panda cell phone charms.

Yes, you read that right. A photo of a dozen variously posed 1.18? to 1.57? panda bear charms makes my eyes well up. Whether it’s the fact that each one has a ring bolted into the top of its head so that it can dangle oh-so-callously from a cell phone, the powerlessness I feel in not being able to select which panda to save (Strapya World chooses one at random), or that the $3.11 handset accessories are currently sold out is to blame for the waterworks is something only my therapist can discover.

Popularity: 12% [?]

Source: gadgetsnews.info

Nokia N95 Smartphone

Nokia N95 Smartphone

The N95 is a phone that’s everything you want it to be. Although , more than anything else, it’s a smartphone that’s smarter than the rest. While operating on a Symbian operating system, this smartphone has exclusive and unique features that defy the mobile world. Swiftly store all types of media on the 160 MB built in memory. The display is a 24-bit Color TFT LCD that outputs 16.7M brilliant colors. The easy to use keyboard lets you send text messages with ease. Bluetooth Wireless Technology lets you send and receive media through a wireless connection to and from friends and family. You can even surf the world wide web with a simple Wi-Fi connection. Special features include GSM, Cellular Phone, MPEG-4 Video Player and EDGE. Expand your memory by inserting a MicroSD card into the expansion slot. The cell phone has virtually universal bands including GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, EGSM 900, WCDMA and HSDPA.

The cell phones also has cool features including MMS, SMS, Hands Free Options and Speed Dial Buttons. The camera has a built in music player to play all your MP3 and WMA files. The build in digital camera has amazing quality. It has a resolution of 5 Megapixels, which is awesome for a camera phone, and an unbelievable 10x Digital Zoom. Video Capture Capability allows you to take cool videos while on the go. Wireless capabilities include WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g and Bluetooth. The Proprietary Li-Ion battery lasts for 4 Hours when fully charged. This phone has a height of 4 inches and a weight of 4.23 oz. From a Gadget Addicts perspective, this new phone has outstanding capabilities, that any multitasking person could ask for. Experience a gadget with a massive amount of features including Carl Zeiss optics and multimedia computing.

Source: gadgetaddict.com

SIM Recovery Pro helps restore lost SIM data

SIM Recovery Pro helps restore lost SIM data

To erase data is human. And to want it restored is even more human. The SIM Recovery Pro apparently understands this “more human” need and helps you get back all those phone numbers or text messages that you deleted.

This SIM card reader can retrieve lost SMSes and phonebook entries in “minutes”. It can also be used to program your SIM to allow fixed calls, to backup/edit the phonebook, and to print out SIM card information. All this without any effort being needed on that common headache called installation procedure, or so the product specs claim. Pretty useful if you habitually delete cellphone data. Only, look forward to possible surprises with this device as the specifications are vague and mention no specific figures in terms of performance. And to part with $110 if you must.

Via The Red Ferret Journal.

Source: gadgetsnews.info

Cut out your Karma with the Buddha Phone

Cut out your Karma with the Buddha Phone

The Buddha cell phone probably does not adhere to the Buddha’s Middle Path in design or appearance, but incorporates Buddhist aesthetics – down to the startup screen and ringtones!

The specs for this customized Nokia N70 are downright flashy – a “golden” outer case that has apparently been made by using 24-carat gold plating over a steel base, a huge “jade” button for video (looks more like plastic), and a jewel encrusted camera. The other “regular” features include bluetooth, mp3/mp4 compatibility and video or still photography (duh). The screen also has handwriting recognition – which means, for example, you could just pull out the pen concealed at the side and write down insights that you might want to share with others. Pretty handy.

Source: gadgetsnews.info

BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone

AT&T and Research In Motion (RIM) oday announced the launch of the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone, which includes built-in global positioning system (GPS) support for location-based applications and services.

BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone

Combined with navigation and mapping applications such as AT&T Navigator, the handset provides turn-by-turn voice and on-screen directions with colorful 3-D moving maps that can be used in vehicles or while walking. AT&T Navigator also alerts users through voice and on-screen prompts to traffic slowdowns and incidents along their programmed travel route, and it provides customers with the option to choose an alternative route.

The small and stylish BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone from AT&T measures just 4.2 inches by 2.4 inches by 0.5 inches, weighs approximately 3.2 ounces and is available in a glossy titanium or rich red finish. It features the popular BlackBerry e-mail and messaging capabilities, including RIM’s SureType(R) QWERTY keyboard system for easy typing and phone dialing — enhanced with word completion and a spell-checker with a user-customized dictionary. The smartphone features a display that supports more than 65,000 colors and automatically adjusts brightness based on surrounding light levels. The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 also is the first BlackBerry that enables users to wirelessly download AT&T’s popular — and free — YELLOWPAGES.COM Mobile application directly from an icon on the smartphone. Customers can easily find and map local businesses, save favorite listings and get step-by-step directions to or from any location.

The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 also features multimedia capabilities, including an advanced media player. It also includes a 2-megapixel camera that supports video recording, a 3.5-mm stereo headset jack, externally accessible microSD/SDHC memory slot for additional storage, high speed USB and Bluetooth 2.0 with support for headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other Bluetooth accessories.

The global capabilities of the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone from AT&T utilizes AT&T’s industry-best domestic and international wide area wireless data coverage. The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is powered by AT&T’s nationwide(2) EDGE network — the largest high speed national wireless data network in the U.S. — with availability in more than 13,000 cities and towns and along almost 40,000 miles of major highways. The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 can also keep users who are abroad connected with wireless e-mail, Internet access and other mobile applications through data services in more countries than any other U.S. carrier, with data-roaming in more than 145 countries. Customers can also use the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 to make or receive voice calls in more than 200 countries.

The new BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphonefrom AT&T is available now at AT&T retail stores nationwide for as lowBlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone as $149.99, with a two-year contract, unlimited data plan and $39.99 voice plan. Customers who want personal e-mail access and Web browsing with BlackBerry Internet Service can choose the BlackBerry Personal Unlimited data plan for as low as $30 a month with a qualified voice contract. Unlimited corporate e-mail and data access via BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry Professional Software are available for as low as $45 a month when a qualified voice plan is also chosen. Customers who travel overseas can select the BlackBerry International Unlimited data plan for as low as $65 a month with a qualified voice plan. AT&T Navigator requires a separate subscription of $9.99 a month.

Source: blog.pcnews.ro