Friday, January 11, 2008

Windows Mobile 6 phone boasts VGA display, FM transceiver

E-Ten has added to its "Glofiish" family of Windows Mobile phones with a device offering a full VGA display. The X650 also includes GPS and -- in some markets -- an FM tuner and transmitter, the company says.

E-Ten has recently specialized in phones with VGA (640x480) displays, such as X500+, and the slide-out keyboard equipped M700. The new X650 is similar in almost every respect to the X600 introduced in November 2007, except for the earlier phone's QVGA (320 x 240) display.

Like the X600, the X650 includes built-in GPS, based on the SiRF starIII chipset. It also includes both Bluetooth and 802.11b/g WiFi.

The phone's communications capabilities are based on quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) GSM/EDGE and include GPRS (general packet radio services) Class B, Multislot Class 10. This provides data transfer of approximately 128 Kb/sec.

The X650, offered in black or purple colors, also includes a two-megapixel camera, along with full audio capabilities. Subject to where it is being sold, the device may include an FM tuner and transmitter, according to E-Ten. The transmitter is presumably intended for sending music from the phone to a car radio.

As a Windows Mobile 6 Professional device, the device includes Direct Push email as well as HTML email capabilities. Other bundled software includes Internet Explorer, Outlook Mobile, Office Mobile, Windows Live, and Windows Media Player 10.

Features and specifications listed by E-Ten for the Glofiish X650 include:

* Processor -- Samsung SC3 2442, clocked at 500 MHz
* Memory -- 256MB flash ROM, 64MB RAM
* Display -- 2.8-inch VGA display
* Camera -- autofocus, two megapixel
* Wireless interfaces:
o WAN -- GSM/EDGE quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), with GPRS/EGPRS Class B, Multislot Class 10
o WLAN -- 802.11b/g wireless
o WPAN -- Bluetooth 2.0
o FM tuner and transmitter (in some markets)
* Other I/O:
o Stereo headset jack
o Mini USB jack
* Expansion -- micro SD slot
* Battery:
o Type -- 1,530 mAh lithium-polymer battery
o Talk time, 5-6 hours
o Standby time, 150-170 hours
o GPS usage, 5-7 hours
o PDA usage, 12-14 hours
* Dimensions -- 4.4 x 2.2 x 0.6 inches (107 x 58 x 14 mm)
* Weight -- 4.8 ounces (136 g) with battery

Pricing was not listed by E-Ten, but the Glofiish X650 will be available by the beginning of February, according to the company.

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henry joseph said...



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