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LG handset gets it right: A teardown
1/29/2007   Post a comment
Embedded Systems Design Editor Rich Nass breaks open VX8300 flip-phone handset in the latest part of our Under the Hood series.
Under the Hood Teardown: Samsung YP-K5 features MP3, FM, images, and good audio
1/27/2007   Post a comment
Samsung YP-K5 includes MP3 player, FM radio, JPEG image viewer, and pop-out stereo speakers for high-quality audio without headphones
Teardown: RIM fields BlackBerry with consumer appeal
1/22/2007   Post a comment
Though RIM's Blackberry 8100 "Pearl" delivers a petite EDGE-capable terminal that stays true to RIM's email focus, the addition of a camera and multicore processor brings the design much more in line with a traditional consumer phone.
Philips' low-cost controller sets pace for Sony
1/15/2007   Post a comment
Game Elements wireless PS2 controller demonstrates that high-margin products such Sony's wired controller often come under attack from folks able to build and sell for less. The design and technology choices made here show an unrelenting effort to shave pennies from production cost wherever possible.
Under the Hood: Go inside the first commercial UWB hub
1/5/2007   Post a comment
The first commercial implementation of a UWB-based hub shows rates on a par with 802.11g, but underscores the importance of antenna design and placement for this cutting-edge RF technology.

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