Philips has officially announced the existence of the Philips X800 and the Philips Xenium X-Connect touch screen phone. This means that Philips has openly declared that it's in the race to compete with Apple and its iPhone, Blackberry and its new Bold handset and HTC with its Touch Diamond. The Philips X800 mobile phone is a full touchscreen handset with a large display and the Philips Xenium X-Connect is a Windows Mobile-based device with an even larger screen.
The Philips X800 is a tri-band GSM/GPRS mobile phone. It has a 2.9in TFT screen featuring 256,000 colours. The handset also includes handwriting recognition, a microSD card, Bluetooth plus a 2MP camera.
According to GSMArena. the Philips Xenium X-Connect arrives with Windows Mobile 6.1. This mobile phone, which supports GPRS/UMTS/HSDPA, includes a 3in screen. There's no Wi-Fi but there is GPS, USB, Bluetooth, a microSD memory card slot, 624MHz processor and 3G.
No price or availability has yet been announced.
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