Battery life with 3.5 hours talk time is just so not a business phone. Improve it, siemens!
O man this phone looks so damn cool. Hopefully it comes out soon. Can wait til it comes out
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OMG, i can't stand this...
It is a beautiful phone, that's all! no brand copy design from another brand... each one have his own...
I want one, no matter how much it will cost!!!
The SL91 is a Siemens design, not a BenQ design. It was one of Siemens' projects before BenQ acquired the mobile unit; BenQ only finalised it for production. It uses a Siemens user interface.
So in other words, BenQ had hardly anything to do with the development of this phone. The SL91 is a bona fide Siemens. And a bloody fantastic one at that.
First Rugged phone -> Siemens S10 Active in 1998
First colour screen phone -> Siemens S10 in 1998
First WAP phone -> Siemens S25 in 1999 (WAP version 1.0)
First Slider phone -> Siemens SL10 in 1998
First Phone with MP3 -> Siemens SL45 in 2000
First phone with MMC -> Siemens SL45 in 2000
First Phone with Java -> Siemens SL45i in 2001 (early 2001)
First Phone with Flash Camera (camera attachable with Flash inbuilt) -> Siemens S55 in 2002
First Smartphone with Hot Swap MMC, MP3 and Radio all built in -> Siemens SX1 in 2003
First 3.5G phone (HSDPA) -> BenQ-Siemens EF91 in 2006
Siemens invested 250 million euros and wrote off assets amounting to 100 million euros before transferring the mobile phone subsidiary to BenQ. Siemens also acquired a 2.5% stake in BenQ for 50 million euros.
So, there's a possibility that this slider phone is still using Siemens Mobile technology.
i like siemens first but siemens done a very poor job all the time now i have sonyericsson from 2 year but this is phone is really catching and full of rich features i think only lack of battery time and talk time because sony gives a very good battery time and talk time and realy very fast opreation what about this phone is this phone is also a fast opreating system or just like nokia or samsung... a very nice looking thing really everything is ok i think in the feature menu but i have not use this hope it will take benq higher like sonyericsson
but now sony is a king in all fields
ALLAH HAFIZ bye
I've read from news paper this company phone cause brain damage!!so guys Watch out!
Benq-Siemens is one of chinese capy company with thick skin. It's not come from Siemens.
list of all Siemens SL** slider phones:
Siemens was the first one with a slide phone not nokia.Siemens made one misstake to wait so long before they made sl65. Thats why Samsung came with D500 and it was a great succes. Now samsung is making a lot of slide phones. But is not fair, Siemens should be the best slide phone maker not Samsung, Nokia, SE. I think with SL91 Siemens will be on the top again.
I love everything about this phone, the 3.2 megapixel camera is brilliant and the VGA video camera is very nicely placed. It looks amazing, and will definitly be a super phone. However, the only minor things i have to down this phone on is that it is slightly bulky and thick, also it has no flash. Other than that it is sure to be great.
The first slider phone was Siemens SL10. And I think it was the first mobile phone with color screen too.
This looks like a great phone, pity about the flash, but I guess you can attach an external one which would end up being 100 times better than your standard LCD. Also pity that it's not a symbian either, but hey we can't have everything.
To answer the slider phone question. The first slider I can remember was actually a Nokia 8110 remember the old banana phone?
the new SL91 would use a Force Sensitive Resistance technology which practically means that the BenQ-Siemens touchpad would react to pressure-that means that it can get turned on while keeping it in your pocket?
This phone is perfect! Nice design, nice specifications, high-quality screen, and it's going to use the same OS as the Siemens SXG75 and BenQ-Siemens EF81. Nice... Oh, and the 3.2 megapixels camera with auto-focus, it's going to be awesome!
Looks pretty much like a sliced egg with some touch sensative button on it and a horrile looking keypad inside.
The other picture in closed mode is looking good because of the angle and lighing. Wait to see it on hand before you say...its the greatest looking phone guys.
I'm glad Benq didn't change the SL (slide) 91 to EL91, like the other slide phone EL71.
Benq did change the S serie ( s65, s75) to E. I think S means SIEMENS. I hate nokia because they now have N serie (n=nokia).
Why they always have to copy Siemens?? !'m glad they never try to copy SX1.Hope Siemens or BENQ-Siemens wil make SX2.