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  • Palm 750 Unveiled

    Palm just unveiled the 750, a new smartphone, in Europe for sale from Vodaphone. We’ll have exclusive video and images of it in an hour. Today, Palm unveiled the first of those devices. The 750v, which looks like a slicker, antenna-less version of its predecessors, will run on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile platform and will only be sold to Vodafone wireless subscribers in Europe. Read More

  • Sprint Adds EV-DO Revision A Cards

    Sprint announced today that it would be adding two new cards that will be complaint with its forthcoming EV-DO Revision A upgrade. The new cards are the Pantech PX-500 and the Aircard 595 from Sierra Wireless. Both cards will support speeds ranging from 450 – 850kbps. The PX-500 will be available for $199.99 or free with a two-year contract, while the Aircard 595 is $24.99 or as low… Read More

  • CTIA In, What Some Would Consider, Da' House


    Howdy. I’m just heading out for the show, trying to make it out to a Palm announcement at 10am and still give you guys some liveblogging. If you’re at the show, AIM me at johnbiggsny or email at john @t crunchgear dooter com.
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  • It's (Almost) Showtime

    There is little more than an hour before Apple’s “It’s Showtime” event. I just wanted to let you all know that Michael Arrington is on site and will be live blogging to your heart’s content. So be sure to keep checking CrunchGear and we’ll be sure to let you know what’s going on. Edit: Inkling Markets currently has iTunes movies in the lead, with a… Read More

  • SanDisk Hits 4GB with miniSD SDHC


    SanDisk has unveiled it 4GB miniSD High Capacity (SDHC) flash card. Before you get too excited, I should note that these things aren’t supported by any devices yet.
    These SDHC cards comply to the new SDA 2.0 standard that will eventually allow miniSD to contain up to 32GB. Amazing really. That much capacity on something so small. They should be widely available next year, but for now… Read More

  • Parrot MINIKIT Bluetooth Speakerphone

    I don’t know why it took this product three years to see the light of day, but it’s brilliant. Parrot has released its its Bluetooth speakerphone MINIKIT device. It’s not just some flimsy piece of crap, either. It has a 2-watt speaker that pumps out HD sound, DSP2 signal processing and voice recognition. This is a truly hands-free device, which begs the question: how come… Read More

  • Uniden UDC-7M Announced

    Uniden just announced a new digital camera model, the UDC-7M. It’s got a 7.1MP CCD, 3x optical zoom, 23MB of onboard storage, “face reorganization technology” (edit: face recognition?) and no viewfinder. Sure, it has a 2.4″ LCD screen on the back, but occasionally, I do still look through that tiny window to see what the camera sees. Am I alone on this? Lacking a… Read More

  • iTunes is Down and Ominous

    In preparation of this morning’s event, Apple has disabled iTunes, most likely to prepare for its $14.99 movie download service. Users have been being greeted by the “It’s Showtime” message, but currently it seems to just be timing out. The event is scheduled to start at 10PST, 12CST, 1EST. I’m betting on an updated iPod, Airtunes Video and, of course, movie… Read More

  • Blackmagic Design Gets Intense

    Blackmagic Design has announced the first HDMI PCI Express card. As you can see it features two ports and is said to work by bypassing the HDV compression chip to allow raw video. It supports 525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720p and 1080i. It will be available October 15 for $249. This might be the product many people were waiting on before building an HD media center.

    Blackmagic Design Announces… Read More

  • Nokia E62 to Cingular

    Details of the Nokia E62 have been circulating for some time now, but some more specifics were announced this morning. It’s being touted as a primary competitor to the highly popular Motorola Q. The E62 features a full QWERTY keyboard and a 16 million color, 320 x 240 resolution screen. It is compatible with many mobile emailing options as well as POP3, IMAP and SMTP. It also comes… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Disco Edition

    Some of the interesting stories from yesterday: Go Dance Glove
    Ice Rocks. Sigh.
    Brando’s Tiny Portable Bluetooth Keyboard
    Gold-Cast TrekStor i.Beat MP3 Player Goes For $20,000
    The 360 Case Mod Microsoft Would Rather You Not See Read More

  • Sony DSC-T50

    Sony has dropped a slew of cameras today, but it’s saved the best for last. The DSC-T50 is a tiny point-and-shoot camera that can capture images up to 10MP. Its most notable feature, however, is its 3-inch touchscreen display, which allows for fewer mechanical buttons on the case. It has a 3x Carl Zeiss lens and can shoot at up to ISO1600. Fortunately, it includes Sony’s Super… Read More

  • Denon DJ-HD2500

    Well this was announced a few weeks back, but we have some firm specs on it now. The HD2500 is designed to be a sort of one-stop DJing utility. It provides a built-in hard drive, external memory, CD playback control, catalog backup, special effects and “more.” It includes Denon DJ Music Manager for easy navigation of files, seamless looping, hot starts and stutter points. Users… Read More

  • New I-Mate JAQ Photos

    Well, well, well, looks like the I-Mate JAQ is one sexy little phone. Mobility Today got the pics to prove it today, direct from I-Mate. Just a little rundown on this thing: Windows Mobile 5, 2.8-inch 320×240 (QVGA) TFT LCD 64K colors, mini SD, IrDA and Bluetooth v1.2. At 122mm x 71mm x 22mm and 160g, it could give the Q a run for its money. EXCLUSIVE: I-Mate JAQ Photos [Mobility Today… Read More

  • Stalking Made Easy With New SkyTRX Mini Tracker

    It’s now easier than ever to be a stalker with the new SkyTRX Mini Tracker. This little ditty uses GPS to track your target with accuracy of up to 2.5-meters. That’s pretty good. The case is weather-proof so you can attach it to somebody’s car with the magnet and just go. The 2 AAA batteries that it takes to run the thing work in such a way that it turns off when the car… Read More

  • Go Dance Glove

    The Go Dance Glove, by Belmer Negrillo, is a tool that lets VJs to control their video mixing wirelessly with natural gestures, allowing them to hit the dance floor with everyone else. The prototype consists of a wrist brace, 8 pin-buttons (RFID tags) with icons that identify the basic commands for VJ’ing. The receiver is just a box connected to a computer via USB. It’s an… Read More

  • Ice Rocks. Sigh.

    File this one under stupid. The Water Bank of America, Inc. will soon be offering ice trays that are hermetically sealed with spring water. There is currently no stated price, but Ice Rocks will come in packs of 4, 24, 48 and an economy size that holds 200 cubes. Now I have to wonder about the real demand for this. The price will surely be jacked up. If you really need frozen spring water… Read More

  • Limited Edition Black Sidekick 3 Coming Soon?

    We’ve been hearing grunts and groans over the upcoming limited edition Sidekick 3 ever since we saw the leaked product release calendar a while back. The launch is supposedly on track for a Fall ’06 release, which lends credence to this eBay auction. The listing says it’s 1 of 500 that will be shipped in the US. if that’s true, then this really is a limited edition. But… Read More

  • Helium Digital HD-880 Bluetooth Headset

    This HD-880 bluetooth headset from Helium Digital works with most Bluetooth phones and goes over your ear, hook-style. There’s also a display that shows all 11 digits of the caller or callee’s phone number, which means there’s no scrolling required like some of the older Bluetooth headsets we’ve used. Instead of using just LEDs to determine what the headset’s… Read More

  • Nokia and Motorola Working Together for Better DVB-H

    It looks like it’s going to take both Motorola and Nokia to get us decent TV on the go. Today, Nokia released a press release stating that they will start comparing notes with Motorola whenever they come up with something new in the DVB-H field. Apparently, the two companies both believe that “the mobile TV market is poised to grow exponentially – by 2010, there are… Read More