I got a wonderful little surprise in my inbox today. E-TEN has announced the Glofiish X650, an upgrade to their X600 device. The X650 offers an upgraded processor, double the flash ROM, a larger LCD, and VGA resolution. The device comes in black on black, or purple on black. The full device specs can be found below:
- Windows Mobile 6 Professional
- Samsung SC3 2442 500 MHz Processor
- 256 MB Flash ROM, 64 MB SDRAM
- 2.8", 640 x 480 (VGA), 65,536 colors, TFT-LCD
- 107 x 58 x 14.7 mm
- 136g (with battery)
- GSM/EDGE Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- GPRS/EGPRS Class B, Multi-slot Class 10
- Bluetooth® v2.0 class 2 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
- WiFi IEEE802.11b/g Certificated
- Embedded SiRF Star III chipset, TMC function supported*,
- (*subject to change by region)
- Built-in 2.0 megapixels, Auto-Focus, up to 1600 x 1200 resolution
- MicroSD card slot
- Built-in microphone and speaker, external stereo headset jack, hands-free mode supported
- Mini USB Sync, headset jack
- Touch screen for stylus or fingertip, navigation button, power button, 2 quick application buttons, send/end button, record button, volume control, left soft-key, right soft-key
Both the X650 and X800 are currently on their way to us right now, and we’ll have reviews of both shortly. The full Press Release can be found after the break.
(Taipei, Taiwan – January 10, 2008)
E-TEN announces Glofiish X650
Brings the benefits of VGA to the value Pocket PC Phone segment
E-TEN Information Systems has announced the Glofiish X650, the company’s latest Pocket PC Phone to offer the benefits of all-in-one connectivity, VGA display, and an ultra-compact form factor.
E-TEN first introduced the option for a VGA display in May 2007 and since then has added several more models to its product lineup aimed at different customer needs. The latest X650 is designed to appeal to those seeking a compact, full-featured device that is also affordable.
A VGA display offers several significant benefits to the user. The greater resolution (four times higher than that of a typical Pocket PC Phone) enables a larger proportion of a document, calendar, map, or web page etc. to be displayed on screen at once, increasing productivity. Additionally, the higher pixel density means that text appears sharper and easier to read while pictures and video appear more detailed. VGA is set to become one of the key specifications for Pocket PC Phones in the coming year.
The Glofiish X650 features E-TEN’s all-in-one connectivity solution comprising of worldwide GSM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The device all comes preloaded with E-TENs exclusive software suite including Mobile Shell, Namecard Manager and Backup Utility as well as Microsoft Office Mobile, Windows Live and other utilities.
Specifications of the X650 include a Samsung SC3 processor at 500Mz, 256MB ROM, 2-megapixel auto-focus camera, FM Tuner, and FM Transmitter (subject to region). Dimensions of the handset are an ultra-compact 107 x 58 x 14.7mm with a weight of just 136g.
The Glofiish X650 is offered in two color choices, black and purple.
E-TEN has been the #1 vendor of embedded devices in Taiwan since the mid 1990’s. The E-TEN real time stock trading IA launched in 1997, an outstanding product that achieved an 85% market penetration, was one of the key catalysts in the company’s remarkable growth. With a proven staff of experienced hardware, software and communications experts, E-TEN found itself perfectly positioned to take advantage of the increasing demand for handheld convergence devices that occurred in the late 90s. Building upon the Windows Mobile platform, E-TEN released a number of hugely successful Pocket PC phones that featured combinations of GRPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and GSM functionality each enhanced by exclusive in-house developed software applications. In 2006, in recognition of the fact that its consumer orientated devices were proving just as successful as the company’s IT centric product lines, E-TEN showed its commitment to the consumer sector by adopting the new brand name, Glofiish, for its Pocket PC Phones and accessories. E-TEN is constantly expanding its professionalism and expertise as it continues to develop and enhance its PDA product lines and grow its business in the global marketplace.