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Malaysia may not be on the tip of anyone’s tongue when wireless comes to mind, but that’s not stopping local outfit DMD Mobile from attempting to make its mark. Set for an official unveiling at next week’s Mobile World Congress, the M3 Android NFC Communicator is the outfit’s clumsily titled stab at the prepaid market in South Asia and the Middle East. The touchscreen handset, to be available in both 2.6-inch portrait QWERTY and 3.2-inch candybar form factors, comes loaded up with a surprising mix of last- and current-gen specs: 650Mhz single-core CPU running a skinned version of Gingerbread 2.3.5, support for dual-band HSPA+ (850 / 2100MHz) and quadband GSM, VGA front-facing / 3MP rear cameras, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and NFC. Sure, it’s not the most thrilling of forward-looking devices to surface this year, but priced at RM500 (that’s about US$ 165), it’s certainly more of a great deal than it is bargain bin entry. Hit up the source below for additional info on this low-hanging mobile fruit.
Question: What good is an emergency satellite communicator if it doesn’t like to send messages when it’s a tad nippily out? Answer: None.
Good thing the company is righting a wrong and compensating owners of the affected models. The recall focuses on the Spot Communicator DeLorme PN-60w bundle with serial number range of 0-2000000 and 0-2019999. Owners are requested to use this website to swap out their unit and in turn Spot will gift the user six months of free service. As GPSTracklog points out, hopefully this flaw wasn’t discovered during a real emergency.
Date: March 31, 2011
Dear Valued Customer,
As a DeLorme and Spot LLC customer with a registered SPOT Satellite Communicator account, you are being notified with important safety information regarding your registered SPOT Satellite Communicator device(s).
Spot LLC has issued a recall on all SPOT Satellite Communicators which are bundled and sold exclusively with the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w. Spot LLC has discovered that a part, which does not meet operating specifications, was substituted in some SPOT Satellite Communicator devices during the manufacturing process.
In certain incidents, intended messages may not be transmitted, including requests for help or emergency assistance, when the SPOT Satellite Communicator is used at temperatures below 40 degrees Farhrenheit/4.44 degrees Celsius.
Spot LLC is committed to providing the highest quality and best performance products to its customers. Therefore, Spot LLC is conducting a complete product replacement of all SPOT Satellite Communicators within ESN range: 0-2000000 and 0-2019999.
IMPORTANT: Please stop using your SPOT Satellite Communicator(s) and visit www.findmeSPOT.com/replacement to learn how to return your SPOT Satellite Communicator for immediate replacement.
Please return your SPOT Satellite Communicator immediately so we may ensure all SPOT Satellite Communicators meet their original factory specifications and intended quality performance. You will not be responsible for any charges or fees when returning your SPOT Satellite Communicator. Additionally, customers who promptly return their SPOT Satellite Communicator in response to this notice will receive a FREE six-month extension to your current SPOT Service Plan if your SPOT Satellite Communicator is received prior to June 1st, 2011. Visit www.findmeSPOT.com/replacement for details.
PLEASE NOTE: This product recall is limited to the SPOT Satellite Communicator sold exclusively with the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w handheld GPS only. This DOES NOT impact the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w handheld device itself or any other DeLorme product. Additionally, this does NOT impact any other SPOT product including the SPOT Personal Tracker, SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger, SPOT IS, SPOT HUG or SPOT Connect.
For complete details of the SPOT Satellite Communicator replacement program visit www.findmeSPOT.com/replacement.
Thank you for being a DeLorme and SPOT customer. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
The DeLorme and SPOT Teams
Believe it or not, the crew at Engadget HQ will be packing up and headed to CES 2011 a fortnight from today, and it looks as if quite a few undercover products from NEC will be making the same trip. The company has just revealed that its single-screen Cloud Communicator tablet will be on display, but moreover, a dual-screen version will be making it awfully tough for the former to get any attention whatsoever. Now, dual-screen devices aren’t exactly new, but an Android tablet with a pair of 7-inch LCDs is definitely more inciting than Kno’s education-minded megabook and the two-faced e-readers that swarmed CES 2010. Details on the hardware are few and far betwixt, with NEC only revealing that both panels will be touch-enabled, WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth modules will be baked in and that a stylus will be included for good measure. Also, it’ll fully support the use of different programs on each LCD, which — if executed properly — could melt our faces into the desert sand below. Sadly, our prying for images got us nowhere, but we’re assured to see more at next month’s extravaganza. Hang tight.
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Nokia had a little product placement going on in the latest Star Trek movie, you know that already. But did you also know that those crazy Finns made a few never-released prototypes for a most bodacious tie-in handset? That “Starfleet Communicator” above is said to be one of only 14 units built by Nokia, intended to simulate the iconic voice comms devices of the original TV series. Hardware-wise, it’s based on the somewhat less exciting N76 and comes with an external LCD and a trifecta of lights on its front, both protected by a big and heavy brass grill. It’s a fully functioning phone, too, replete with preinstalled chirps when flipping it open. Check it out on video after the break!
Continue reading Nokia Star Trek Communicator is simply awesome, sadly just a prototype (video)
If Star Trek II taught us anything, it’s that sometimes, when someone taunts you enough, you just have to whip out your communicator and scream KHHHHHAAAAANNNNN. This Wrath of Khan Replica Communicator Device was used in one of the most famous movies of all time and now you can reenact that scene anytime you want.
When you open it up, you’ll hear â€œKHAAAAN!!!â€ screaming from it with flashing lights, and phrases from Uhura, Kirk, and Spock. It works in Voice Clip Mode, Screaming Kirk Mode, and Hail/Call-Back function. When closed or opened, it chirps. Get your nerd on with this famous replica.
It will cost you $37.99 this November.
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DeLorme’s Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator is set to hit retail shelves as soon as next month in the US, although we don’t have an exact date. The Earthmate PN-60w is the first handheld GPS in the world that allows for Type & Send text messaging via satellite.
It will connect wirelessly with the SPOT Satellite Communicator, where all messages composed on the PN-60w’s internal keyboard will be relayed via satellite for delivery using SPOT technology. Nothing on price yet, but it sounds like the ultimate texting tool for rich kids.
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Microsoft puts another nail in coffin of Windows Phone: Communicator Mobile for Nokia released
May 05, 2010 [General] | By Edward J. R. We don’t like this “Microsoft and Nokia alliance”! Microsoft should spend time and resources instead on implementing features missing in Windows Phone 7: copy&paste and multitasking…
Last time we used “Nokia” and “Communicator” in the same sentence, we were talking about a giant QWERTY clamshell with roots dating back to the mid ’90s — but yeah, that’s most definitely not what looking at here. Instead, we’re seeing the first results of Nokia’s newfound friendship with Microsoft, a build of Communicator Mobile that’s all set up to run on the S60-based E52 and E72. Granted, an enterprise instant messaging utility isn’t something we can all use, but that’s just as well since it’s limited to just two devices in Nokia’s range at the moment; eventually, it’ll be preinstalled on “select” devices and be available to a broader selection of phones already in the lineup. This is awesome, guys — now let’s get cracking on Office, shall we?
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Radio waves are nice and all, but when you think that your Wi-Fi signal weakens when you go into another room, just think about what would happen if there were 30 solid feet of rock between you and the router. And if lives depend on your signal, what you really need is something for which barriers like that are no worry. For instance, magnetic fields, which “propagate” differently, and can be tuned to basically ignore intervening structures.
Think about it. A compass can “see” magnetic north through the entire world, there have to be other ways to use such unique properties. As it turns out, a company called Ferro Solutions is working on a set of communication devices that allows for interference-free exchange of information — though it’s not clear what kind of bandwidth we’re looking at.
The system relies on two or more stations being tuned to the same resonant frequency, and by a series of transduction elements, a radio signal can be converted into a series of magnetic oscillations, which would be detected by all devices on the same frequency. Could be useful for a lot of things — not least in the case of disasters, where rescue teams must stay in constant contact with the surface (and those in need of rescue) but often have a ton of interfering objects in the way. I’m looking forward to hearing more about this tech.
[image: Popular Mechanics]
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