Archive for February 11, 2008

SE Xperia X1Microsoft has signed on a deal with Sony Ericsson which would see the latter launching mobile devices powered with Windows Mobile OS.

Sony Ericsson will deliver a new Windows Mobile phone, the XPERIA X1, which blends mobile Web communication and multimedia entertainment, to meet consumer demand for a premium mobile experience for work and play.

The XPERIA X1 features include the following:

• Unique arc slider with wide-pitch, easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard, 3-inch clear wide VGA display and high-quality high-finish metal body

• Windows Mobile, HSDPA/HSUPA and Wi-Fi support so customers can enjoy their favorite entertainment and work efficiently on the move

• XPERIA panels to navigate Web, multimedia and other applications with the tip of a finger.

Major Vendors Join OpenID

Posted: February 11, 2008 in Tech

The likes of Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google, IBM, and VeriSign have joined the Board of the OpenID Foundation, providing a filip to the group’s efforts to simplify the process of signing into multiple Web sites.

The OpenID Foundation was formed to promote OpenID and the OpenID community that does away with the need for different user names and passwords across multiple Web sites. OpenID was originally developed in 2005 by Brad Fitzpatrick, who is now an engineer at Google.

Ford Adds RFID To F-150

Posted: February 11, 2008 in Tech

ThingMagic, Inc., a leading developer of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, announced a partnership with DEWALT and Ford Motor Company to equip 2009 Ford F-150, F-Series Super Duty pickups and E-Series vans with an embedded RFID asset tracking system enabled by ThingMagic’s Mercury5e readers.

Ford is the first automotive manufacturer to offer passive, embedded RFID technology in its vehicles, allowing customers to capitalize on RFID’s capabilities, including asset tracking and inventory control, to ensure crews arrive and leave the job site with the right tools and materials for their jobs.

Nokia launches TV-enabled 16GB N96

Posted: February 11, 2008 in Tech

Nokia N96Nokia has announced the N96, its new flagship in the Nseries, with quad band reception, DVB-H (digital TV), 16GB of internal flash memory and microSD expansion. It runs S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2. Plus all the top end specs from the existing N95 8GB.

The Nokia N96 supports common video formats including MPEG-4, Windows Media Video and Flash Video, making favorite videos easy to view. Transferring and accessing videos is even faster with the high-speed USB 2.0 connection and WLAN and HSDPA support.

The Nokia N96 multimedia computer is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2008.