Fujitsu Debuts LifeBook P Series
Fujitsu PC Corp. has released its LifeBook P Series notebook computer, with a magnesium alloy body weighing 3.4 pounds and measuring 10.6 x 7 x 1.59 inches.
The unit offers a modular bay that accommodates a CD-RW/DVD combo drive, or a second battery to extend battery life to up to 14.5 hours when used in conjunction with a high capacity main battery.
The 10.6-inch wide SXGA TFT display features a 15:9 aspect ratio, and the unit includes Dolby headphone software for Dolby 5:1 surround sound emulation via conventional stereo headphones.
The notebook also includes an internal modem and Ethernet LAN, a wireless ready PC Card Slot, VGA out, S-Video out, SPDIF optical digital audio out, an IEEE 1394 port, and two USB ports.
Reader Response no. 200.
NEC Computers Inc. has launched its MobilePro P300 Windows powered pocket PC, providing handheld versions of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
It supports wireless connection, and secure, remote VPN access to corporate networks. The unit displays 65,000 colors, and includes CompactFlash and Secure Digital Card slots. Its synchronization of e-mail, applications, and files occurs via USB or serial ports, with Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 software.
Reader Response no. 201.
Handspring Inc. announces its eyemodule2, a device that slides into the Springboard expansion slot on a Handspring handheld computer to render a digital camera. It captures full VGA resolution, 640 x 480-pixel color JPEGs, or 160 x 120-pixel QuickTime mini-movies. Images can be renamed, categorized, and beamed to other Palm OS devices.
Reader Response no. 202.
Sprint PCS E-mail
Sprint has announced its Sprint PCS Business Connection Personal Edition, which allows customers to access their corporate e-mail via their Sprint PCS phones or handheld computers.
Customers can access their corporate e-mail, calendar, personal contacts and corporate contacts while mobile.
The software, compatible with both Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes, also lets users access and send files stored on their computer hard drive with no synchronization required.
Sprint also announced plans to bring Hitachi Ltd. phones to the United States. Hitachi will debut new third-generation Sprint PCS phones in mid-2002 when Sprint launches 3G1X over its nationwide wireless network.
That launch is expected to pave the way for faster wireless data speeds, and greater opportunity to incorporate video and audio clips, high-speed Internet browsing, e-mail with attachments, digital imaging, and enhanced messaging.
Reader Response no. 203.
The Nokia 6340 wireless phone allows users to roam between GSM, TDMA and analog networks. Its wallet feature allows users to store credit and debit card information in standard electronic commerce markup language (ECML) format, along with shipping addresses and personal notes, in an encrypted area of the phone's memory. This information can then be accessed and transferred to mobile Internet commerce sites. The phone's WAP 1.2.1 browser operates on both GSM and TDMA networks, and incorporates a digital signature feature for signature transactions.
Reader Response no. 204.
Tokyo-based PLUS Corp. has announced that its two North American subsidiary companies, PLUS Corporation of America and Lightware Inc., have merged to become PLUS Vision Corporation of America.
It also announced the launch of two new 800-lumens portable projectors, the V-1080, with true XGA resolution of 1024 x 768, and the V-807, offering SVGA resolution.
The units each weigh about two pounds, and include short focus lenses, letting users place projectors closer to the screen than in the past.
Both models auto-detect and identify input sources, and offer full digital transmission with built-in DVI digital interfaces and included DVI adapters, picture-in-picture, and four-way keystone correction.
Reader Response no. 205.
BOXLIGHT Corp. announces its SP-9t 1000 ANSI lumens projector, featuring true 800 x 600 SVGA resolution (compressed 1280 x 1024 SXGA).
The unit offers 90 percent brightness uniformity, and digital realized interpolation technology that creates a resolution "free" environment by digitally reconstructing the image by expansion (VGA) or compression (XGA and SXGA).
The HDTV-compatible devices have a throw distance of 5.3-26.6 feet, and provide digital keystone adjustment, digital zoom, manual focus and zoom, and remote control.
Reader Response no. 206.
Olympus America Inc. has introduced the VN-900 and VN-1800 digital voice recorders. The VN-900 stores 90 minutes of recordings while the VN-1800 stores three hours of recordings. The VN-series recorders now include a high-quality recording option, and an easier to use jog-dial for navigation through an improved folder-based organization system.
The units, which weigh just over two ounces and fit in the palm of the hand, provide up to 33 hours of continuous battery duration, using alkaline dry cell batteries, the company says.
Reader Response no. 207.
Blue Squirrel introduces its BlueSync technology, which backs up Palm handheld computer memory cards, including SD/MMC or Memory Sticks, to a PC. BlueSync will synchronize items stored on both the Palm card and the PC, allowing users to copy files into a PC directory, HotSync, and automatically transfer the files to a Palm card.
Reader Response no. 249.
20 GB Jukebox
ARCHOS announces the ARCHOS Jukebox Recorder 20, an MP3 recorder with a 20 GB hard drive, a data transfer rate of 480 Mbps, and support for USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 (PC and Mac). Users can record via the stereo, line-in jack without using a computer.
Reader Response no. 250.