Sunday, August 16, 2009

E-TEN Glofiish X500

E-TEN claims the X500 is the slimmest Pocket PC phone and by Pocket PC phone standards, the Glofiish X500 is indeed relatively thin, though you won't confuse it with the Samsung BlackJack and it was recently dethroned by the 1mm slimmer i-mate JAQ3. Some folks felt previous E-TEN models didn't look high class (we actually like the looks of M600) and the X500 addresses that with a serious and solid design that doesn't look cheap and plasticy (though it is made of plastic). The X500 is very rectangular and looks more like a Pocket PC than a Phone Edition device (the M600 and G500 had curves to make them feel good in hand when used as a phone). So it's more suited ergonomically to PDA and GPS use than conversation without a headset.

Display: Transflective TFT color LCD. 65,536 colors, screen size diag: 2.8". Resolution: 240 x 320. Supports portrait and landscape display modes.

: Lithium Ion rechargeable. Battery is user replaceable. 1530 mAh. Claimed Talk time: 5-7 hours, stand by: 150~200 hours. 10 - 15 hours of Pocket PC usage, 5-7 hours GPS usage claimed.

Performance: 400 MHz Samsung S3C2442 processor (100% ARM and XScale compatible). 64 MB built-in RAM. 128 MB Flash ROM with 69 megs available for your use (pre-installed and optional software consumes an additional portion of available storage memory).

: 117.5 x 59 x 19.8 mm, 4.62" x 2.32" x 0.78". Weight: 165 grams, 5.82 ounces.

Audio: Built in speaker, mic and 2.5mm stereo headphone jack. Voice Recorder and Windows Pocket Media Player 10 included for your MP3 and video pleasure. Stereo earbud headset with inline mic included.

GSM: Quad band GSM phone: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz. GPRS class 10 EDGE and GPRS for data. Unlocked for use with any GSM carrier.

: Integrated Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR and WiFi 802.11b/g. Bluetooth profiles for FTP, ActiveSync, headset/handsfree, A2DP, DUN (Bluetooth PAN) and serial port. No IR port.

GPS: SiRFStarIII GPS, internal antenna. Supports TMC where available. Basic GPS viewer with satellite view included. You must supply navigation and mapping software. Has location SMS software and Satellite data update (updates data over EDGE or WiFi connection).

Camera: 2.0 MP CMOS camera capable of taking still photos and video with audio. Max. resolution: 1600 x 1200 still shots and 320 x 240 video. Has LED flash and self portrait mirror.

Expansion: 1 MicroSD slot.