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.
Philips Xenium X-Connect
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.