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Image of 3Com 3108 Wireless VoIP Phone Just Released

Posted in News by Quagmire on October 20th, 2006

3com 3108 wireless phone

Slippery Brick just received an image of the newly released 3Com 3108 Wireless VoIP phone. For more information, read the full details on the 3Com 3108 VoIP phone.

3Com Releases Wireless VoIP Phone

Posted in News,VoIP by Darrin Olson on October 20th, 2006

3com 3108 wireless phone3Com has recently released an addition to the cordless VoIP phone market directed at business customers who want to be able to roam around the building and not be tied to a cord when using VoIP technology.

The new wireless VoIP phone utilizes Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) so it will work with most standard networking equipment and wireless LAN’s just as your wireless PC connection would.

The technology of the phone allows people to transfer calls to other employees with a VoIP phone, reach a central administrative number, retrieve your voicemail and even read email over the phone. The advantage of this along with other wireless VoIP solutions is that you can take advantage of the lower rates of using VoIP services and still have the convenience of a wireless phone. It does however require you to be within …

Sling Media to bring TV to Symbian Smartphones

Posted in News,Sling Media by Paul Patterson on October 20th, 2006

Symbian and Sling MediaSling Media Inc. and Symbian Limited recently announced that the two companies are partnering to bring customers the SlingPlayer Mobile TV experience to Symbian-enabled smartphones.

The partnership involves Sling Media porting a version of its SlingPlayer Mobile software application to the Symbian OS in select European and Asian countries during the 4th quarter 2006 and ultimately to the U.S.

The SlingPlayer Mobile service on supported Symbian smartphones will give users access to their living room television to watch recorded shows, pause, and rewind live TV, or even queue new recordings. Any program that can be watched at home will be viewable through a Slingbox on supported Symbian smartphones through standard network connections, such as 3G cellular and WiFi SlingPlayer Mobile.

Sling Media developed the award-winning Slingbox, a device that allows consumers to access their living room television experience at any time, …

D-Link Enters WiMAX Fray with 802.16-2005 Compliant Router

Posted in News,Routers,WiMAX by Paul Patterson on October 19th, 2006

DLinkD-Link recently announced its entry into the WiMAX market with the release of the D-Link 802.16-2005 WiMAX Router. This new router is designed to give service providers a competitively priced option for fulfilling the expensive “last mile” segment for wireless residential service.

The D-Link WiMAX router combines WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologies to provide a single solution for in-house wireless coverage. The router features easy installation and remote administration features for service providers making it an ideal, cost-effective option for delivering a fast and secure broadband connection to consumers who are not reachable by DSL or Cable broadband services.

WiMAX is a practical alternative for broadband access that has previously been unavailable in areas without pre-existing physical cable or telephone networks. WiMAX also has potential uses in connecting Wi-Fi hotspots with each other and providing high-speed mobile data and telecommunications services (4G).

The D-Link 802.16-2005 WiMAX Router will …

Some Sick iPods

Posted in Apple,Digital Audio,Digital Video,News by Darrin Olson on October 18th, 2006

iPod VirusYes, I think the iPod is pretty cool, but we are talking about the more common use of the word “sick”.

Apple said yesterday that it had discovered that a some of its Video iPods shipped with a Windows virus on the player.

“Less than 1 percent” of the Video iPods sold after Sept. 12 were infected with the Windows RavMon.exe virus, Apple said.

“This known virus affects only Windows computers, and up to date anti-virus software which is included with most Windows computers should detect and remove it,” Apple said in a statement on it’s web site. “So far we have seen less than 25 reports concerning this problem. The iPod nano, iPod shuffle and Mac OS X are not affected, and all Video iPods now shipping are virus free. As you might imagine, we are upset at Windows for not being more hardy …