Category Archives: Handhelds

Wi-Fi/VoIP iPod Could Attract 100m Users

Bundling reaches new heights with plans to add WiFi and VoIP to items such as Apple’s iPod digital media players. A new study suggests that the combination, called “real-time Internet,” will become the preferred way for consumers to access the Internet in the future. 100 million consumer mobile VoIP users are expected by the yearContinue Reading

Linksys Launches 802.11g VOIP Phones

Linksys has released their new 802.11g wireless VoIP phones, the WIP300 and the WIP330. Both WiFi phones require a broadband connection and activated VoIP service to operate. The WIP300, with a 1.8-inch color display and standard features such as call forwarding, call transfer, and call history, has an estimated street price of $219.99. The WIP330,Continue Reading

Wi-Fi Phones Still Rough Around The Edges

WiFi phones are a neat concept, but are’nt quite ready for prime time. Besides obvous association problems and lack of styling, the hardware Wi-Fi phones are’nt nearly as good as ‘softphones’ which run on PDA’s and laptops. While definatly a good idea, it’s not enough to make anyone want to ditch thier cell phone quiteContinue Reading

D-Link Announces Clamshell Wi-Fi VoIP Phone

D-Link announced that they are releasing a new clam-shell style Wi-Fi compatable VOIP telephone. In what will surely be a boom market, D-Link’s Wi-Fi phone allows users to make VOIP calls over Wi-Fi networks and the internet rather than traditional cellular networks. Via []Continue Reading

Handset Eases Roaming Between Wi-Fi And GSM

New handset technologies, fixed-mobile convergence, and mobile messaging were the focus of the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona. Via []Continue Reading

Cell Phones To Make Wi-Fi Calls

Chipmaker Royal Philips Electronics confirmed that a U.S. cellular carrier will launch voice-over-Wi-Fi technology this year, based on Philips’ new Nexperia 6120 chipset. Callers should be able to make calls on their home Wi-Fi networks for “a couple of bucks a month, flat rate,” according to Philips’ Carsten Schimanke. Via []Continue Reading

Calypso To Unveil WiFi-GSM VoIP Smartphone

Calypso will show off its new WiFi-GSM Dual Mode VoIP smartphone at the 3GSM World Congress next week in Barcelona. The Miami Lakes, Fla., company says that the phone will run on Intel PXA series processors and the WinCE 5.0 operating system. Long-distance calls will be made via Skype. Via []Continue Reading

Symbol Links Field Staff With New Rugged Device

Symbol Technologies will this week ship a new handheld aimed at mobile staff such as service engineers and delivery drivers. The ruggedised device offers multiple wireless options and facilities such as a barcode scanner, allowing staff to query central data sources while in the field. Via []Continue Reading

Converged Wi-Fi/Mobile Services Due This Year

Following successful trials of Wi-Fi/mobile phone convergence last year, services are likely to be rolled out commercially in 2006, new research has predicted. Via []Continue Reading

HP Readying Compact Wi-Fi PDA Phone?

HP may be preparing to launch an own-brand, updated version of O2′s XDA Atom compact wireless PDA phone. Via []Continue Reading

Accton Readies Wi-Fi VoIP Phones

Accton Technology confirmed that it is developing two wireless handsets that allow users to place calls over the Internet using Wi-Fi, and may have them out late in the second quarter. Via []Continue Reading

Fujitsu-Siemens Looks To Ship Wi-Fi Smart Phones In Q3

Fujitsu-Siemens is apparently gearing up to hop on the Blackberry-clone bandwagon, following Motorola’s Q, Nokia’s E61, HP’s iPaq hw6500 series and Palm’s Treo family with a keyboard-equipped smart phone of its own in Q3. Via []Continue Reading

Wi-Fi Tetris Blocking DS March 20

After long dismissing online play as not being central to gaming, Nintendo is fast becoming one of Web-enabled multiplayer’s biggest boosters. Today, the Japanese game giant announced the latest game that will be playable via its wireless gaming network, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Via []Continue Reading

Palm PDA Gets TV Via Wi-Fi

Already available from several cellular operators, the MobiTV broadcast TV service is now available to Palm PDA users via Wi-Fi. Via []Continue Reading

Pharos Introduces GPS Pocket PC With Wi-Fi And Bluetooth

Pharos Science & Applications, Inc. introduced the Pharos Traveler GPS 525, the first Pocket GPS to include WiFi, Bluetooth, and Windows Mobile 5.0 software. The device is also among the smallest integrated wireless GPS devices in the industry. Via []Continue Reading