Sagem Orga Crams AGPS System Aboard SIM Card For Non-GPS Phones

Sagem Orga, in partnership with BlueSky is targeting the array of cellphones (and presumably mobile-internet enabled PCs and such) that currently don't have GPS with this new invention: a SIM card with AGPS aboard. Clever stuff indeed, packing all the chips for a "highly accurate GPS receiver", wiring and antenna into… » 11/21/08 7:06am 11/21/08 7:06am

Nokia's Clamshell "Wahoo" Leaks Out, Looks Weirdly RAZR-Like

This strangeness is a leaked photo of an upcoming Nokia handset, dubbed "Wahoo" internally, and we can't decide if it reminds us more of Motorola's aging RAZR range or the BlackBerry Kickstart. It's got a half-QWERTY keypad, is quad-band and UMTS/HSDPA, has an internal and external display, 2-megapixel camera with… » 11/13/08 9:15am 11/13/08 9:15am

Sony Ericsson's G705 Slider Handset Officially Official, with Google…

Sony's just come up with the official word on its new G705 slider handset, and it's not a bad looking gizmo at all. There's a 2.4 inch TFT with auto-rotation, A-GPS, DLNA, quad-band GSM and AGPS, Bluetooth 2.0, FM radio, 3.2-megapixel camera with flash and a Java-based OS. The phone's also got a full HTML browser,… » 9/09/08 6:22am 9/09/08 6:22am

Nokia N79 and N85 Roll Out Officially, With US 3G Aboard

After yesterday's dribble of info, Nokia's upcoming N79 and N85 are official now, and do indeed carry WCDMA support for US 3G goodness. The N79 has a 2.4-inch screen, 5-megapixel camera and comes with a 4GB microSD card in the box for storage, while the N85 has a 2.6-inch OLED screen, 5-megapixel cam and 8GB of… » 8/26/08 4:00am 8/26/08 4:00am

Giz Explains: What You Didn't Know About the iPhone 3G's GPS

Welcome to special edition of Giz Explains: Following yesterday's rundown of the stuff you didn't already know about iPhone's 3G goods, today we're tackling its finding-a-Waffle House-at-4am-in-strange-places GPS powers. Why's the GPS gotta be assisted? Is it crippled? The answers to those q's and more. » 6/12/08 4:40pm 6/12/08 4:40pm

Lightning Round: Zoombak GPS Tracking Device

The Gadget: Startup Zoombak is offering two new GPS-enabled trackers that use GSM cellular networks to report their whereabouts. One is for pets, intended to be worn in a nylon pouch on the collar of your dog (or large cat?). The other is for cars, so you can keep tabs on your teenager, at least until they wonder what… » 12/21/07 8:00pm 12/21/07 8:00pm