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So Pioneer's cramming a 5.8-inch 800 x 480 screen into this AVIC-F500BT "portable" navigation device, and just got themselves some FCC approval for shipping it over to the States. In addition to that gargantuan screen, the F500 really excels at connectivity, with Bluetooth for hands-free calling, a...

April 18th 2008 at 9:25am 0 Comments
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Odds of an official US release are slim to none, but we still figure this is an FCC approval worth noting. The F500 is the big brother of the Ultra Music F300 and the UpStage, emphasizing its video capabilities in addition to comprehensive audio support. Unlike the F300, it also features a UMTS rad...

April 23rd 2007 at 4:01am 0 Comments
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Although Samsung dropped the news on its newer F500 handset becoming the "world's first" DivX-certified handset when it was launched a few moons ago, DivX has made that statement certifiable, as the video codec and tech company announced today that the Samsung SGH-F500 "Ultra Video" would be the "wo...

April 9th 2007 at 10:59pm 0 Comments
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Samsung -- the company for which no phone is too thin or too small -- used ITU Telecom World 2006 in Hong Kong as an opportunity to announce (among other things) a couple new multimedia powerhouses that are both thin and small. The F300 (alias "Flipper," perhaps) is a music-oriented handset that lo...

December 12th 2006 at 3:02pm 0 Comments