BenQ-Siemens launch three new handsets

By Derek Sooman on January 18, 2006, 2:13 PM
BenQ-Siemens has released three new handsets, the EF81, the S68 and S88. This is the company’s new consumer brand, and was unveiled yesterday at a European press conference in Berlin. The EF81 is an ultra-slim 3G clamshell handset modelled in a similar design to the Motorola RAZR V3 line, and includes a 262k 2.2 inch internal display, a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth connectivity and 64Mb of internal memory. It is made of magnesium, aluminium and stainless steel. The S68 and S88 feature 2 megapixel cameras with 16x digial zoom and LED photolights. They allow recording directly to MPEG-4 video and feature a Micro-SD card slot allows files to be saved and transferred easily.




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nathanskywalker said:
[quote]The phone will include a 262k 2.2 inch internal display, a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth connectivity, 64Mb of internal memory and be made from magnesium, aluminium and stainless steel. The handset is expected to be available in March.The S68 and S88 are both candy bar designed phones that feature 2 megapixel cameras with 16x digial zoom and LED photolights. Film buffs will be pleased to see that you can record directly to MPEG-4 video and a Micro-SD card slot allows files to be saved and transferred easily.[/quote]Wow, phones are becoming more versatille by the minute! That really is an amazing cache of features, and the thing looks pretty cool to.
asphix said:
the Micro-SD card slot functionality sounds really cool. I wonder how much these will cost. From my experience LED photolights are about as practical as woolen socks in the dead of summer though.
Race said:
Very cool. The question is if, or when, these phones will be available in the U.S.Unfortunately, a lot of the really cool cell phones are available here long (18 to 24 months) before they make it to the States.....if they make it here at all.
mentaljedi said:
[b]Originally posted by Race:[/b][quote]Very cool. The question is if, or when, these phones will be available in the U.S.Unfortunately, a lot of the really cool cell phones are available here long (18 to 24 months) before they make it to the States.....if they make it here at all. [/quote]Maybe but most of the time the US gets stuff first anyway so i guess its okay for you guys to wait a while like we do in Europe occasionally.
gamingmage said:
I wonder what wireless phone providers are going to get these phones. The one word to describe this is wow, phones are evolving right before everyone's eyes.
otmakus said:
Never saw BenQ phone in my country before, so this news has little significant for me. My friends in China boasted their BenQ phones as cheap, high tech, and pretty. But no matter how cheap and good it is, if it's not available, it's nothing.
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