Has waited so long for this phone.. why it still not release in the market yet? got design problem? License problem? or else?
Anyone has get this phone in SE Asia?
Benq-siemens new range is good. But they are late in releasing phones. and latley they are also late in innovations.
BenQ, if you are listening, please please release the P51 in Australia. It is the ideal phone feature-wise. QVGA, mini-keyboard, GPS, SDIO, WM5, and more. I love this phone.
Please also continue on developing this phone. Put in 3G/UMTS/HSDPA support if there will be P52 in future.
Well, I have personally decided to just stay with using two devices until the next gen of PPC Phones come around, so im getting the LOOX N560 PPC and havent decided what cell phone yet.
BUT, if i were going to buy a PPC Phone.. i would be considering the ETEN g500+ or m600+
Check out HTC P3300 and Gigabyte g-Smart i300. Similar specs, smaller and lighter, but 64 MB instead of 128 MB RAM.
NNNOOOOOOoooooo!!!!!!!! Ok. What's the next best thing? Treo 750? BenQ p50?
They cancelled the project, this is the link for that article:
Dammit... this phone was so fine... It looks like I have to concider HTC P3300 with no QWERTY keyboard :/
I'm afraid it doesn't look very well...:-((
This model was definitelly cancelled.
i think P51 can be succesful. There are many phones like this, but much more expensive. P51 meets all my needs for good money. there is comming soon 11/06 o the benq webpage ( czech republic ) so i hope thats right :)
Well I always thought that benq-siemens.com is the main BS page and it states clearly: http://www.benq-siemens.com/cds/frontdoor/0,2241,hq_en_0_140763_0_view%253Ahome_spec%253A0_ab%253A0_clr%253A0_clrNum%253A1,00.html
Its a bit confusing. P51 disappeared from BS web page, but only for some countries (Germany, Britain, Belgium etc). When you switch to other countries (France, Czech, Greece, Swiss), there is still 11/2006 or 12/2006.
I think they cancelled it because other brands has already made something more advance. So it's better to cancel it than nobody gonna buy this thing. I'm almost sure BS will release a better feature for this form, may be they'll name it P52 or else, with HSDPA (please relase 1.900 also not just 2.100 MHz), 2nd camera for video call and better battery life (i hope 1.800 mAh just like the old-time Treo). Go for it BS ;)
Bull sh*t... P51 got new page on benq-siemens.com and the site does not state 'comming soon' any more. If it was cancelled it wouldn't appeare at all.
Benq P51 has been cancelled and it will be never released.
I wonder what will happen to the P51 now that BenQ is closing down the division. It will be such a pitty if the phone is canceled so close to its launch. :(
I've been a bit jealous with CDMA customers, they've got a much much faster data transfer and internet than we, GSM guys. After travel to US and using CDMA technology, my impression is just "WOOOOOWWWWWWWW"! It's like broadband speed! In my country, CDMA is still outnumber with GSM, but it doesn't mean in near future, CDMA users will never pass GSM, since CDMA technology is much more advance. To be honest, i'm a great fans of Siemens, that's the reason i have not move my phone network to CDMA since siemens never release CDMA phones. I hope BS release this P51 for CDMA version so i can switch my phone to CDMA, with a better a battery life offcourse (350 h ST and 6 h TT). I don't mind if it's a bit heavier ;)