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It's cool tech galore at CommunicAsia show, including a Femtocell base station and the world's first HSDPA Pocket PC phone.
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E-Ten's glofish X800 is touted to be the world's first HSDPA Pocket PC phone. Equipped with a VGA camera, Wi-Fi, GPS and Windows Mobiles 6, this mobile number will be available worldwide by October this year. Exact prices are still unknown, but an E-Ten spokesperson says it's likely to be about US$800.
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Ericsson has managed to drive the price of its Femtocell base station to under US$60, according to a company representative. The base station enables fixed-mobile convergence services, where users can automatically connect to a Femtocell base station at home to make cheaper fixed-line calls from existing cellphones. The device also functions as a broadband modem and wireless router. A French operator is reportedly rolling out these devices within three months.
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A new application--dubbed Video to Audio Connection--by IP Unity Glenayre, a U.S.-based provider of messaging and multimedia solutions over Internet protocol, connects videos calls from 3G-enabled handsets to non-video 2G-based phones. According to a company representative, carriers can also choose to stream video clips to the 3G-enabled handset while the call is in progress--an advertising platform for carriers to leverage.
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The eneloop solar charger from Sanyo utilizes the company's HIT Solar Cell technology to charge its line of rechargeable batteries with sunlight. According to a company representative, it is currently sold only in Japan. Price: unavailable.
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The eneloop kairo from Sanyo is a rechargeable hand warmer fitted with an internal Lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
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