Philips are obviously making a go at the high-end market, something they've been keeping away for quite some time. Today they've officially stepped up with two new handsets - the Philips X800 and the Philips Xenium X-Connect. The Philips X800 is a full touch-screen device with a large display, while the Philips Xenium X-Connect is a Windows Mobile-based device with an even bigger TFT display. Let's not waste any more time and delve into the specifics.
The Philips X800 is the first full-touch device by the China-based manufacturer. Images of the X800 already leaked a week ago but now it's the real deal - the device is officially announced.
The Philips X800 is a tri-band GSM/GPRS handset and its highlight is the large 2.9-inch 262K color TFT display with touch-screen functionality and a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels. The interface of the device is also fully touch-based and offers handwriting recognition. The Philips X800 also flaunts a 2 megapixel auto focus camera, a microSD memory card slot, Bluetooth, an office documents reader.
The extraordinary battery times have been, so to say, a Philips trademark in recent years. The Philips X800 doesn't make difference and the manufacturer promises up to 850 hours of standby time and up to 8 hours of talk-time.
Unfortunately, no availability or pricing information is yet known.
Next Philips unveiled preliminary information on their upcoming Philips Xenium X-Connect. It will run on Windows Mobile 6 and will have a large 3-inch display (resolution and touchscreen functionality are still not clear). It will be rich in connectivity features such as GPRS/UMTS/HSDPA, however lacking Wi-Fi.
The Philips Xenium X-Connect will also have an integrated GPS-receiver and will offer Bluetooth, USB and a microSD memory card slot. More than anything though, the device has killer looks.
Currently no availability or pricing info is known on the Philips Xenium X-Connect.
Price on Ebay is $279.00 new in box for X800. Looks cool, disappointed with the lack of wifi. thats probably how they are saving on wifi. when my wifi is switched on the battery gets sucked down real quick. gonna pick one up next week to test it out.
Do anybody know when the Phillips x-connect will be released. The last info posted on the web regarding this phone was in May 2008
i am thinking of buying one my self in europe!!!