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Fujitsu-Siemens Enters Smartphone Market

There’s going to be a new kid on the block. Fujitsu-Siemens is all set to introduce it’s first Pocket PC phone, the T800 series. The two models in the line-up: the Pocket Loox T810 and Pocket Loox T830 will be competing head-on with the Palm Treo 700w, Blackberry 8700, HP’s iPAQ hw6515,Samsung SCH-i830 and yet to be launched Motorola Q series of smartphones.

The reported specs for the T800 series models are quite impressive. Both the models should run Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC Phone Edition, are GSM capable, and have a square 240×240 pixel display. The units are powered by a 416 MHz Intel XScale CPU, 64 MB of RAM, and 128 MB of ROM. Plenty of power to play with.

The T800s measure in at 4.9″ x 2.5″ x 0.8″ and weigh about 6.7 ounce. The cool thing about the T800s is the built in 3G cellular (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System 400-700 kbps) and Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) broadband capability. Some of the newer devices require an SD card for this purpose.

The official announcement should come out at next month’s 3GSM show in Barcelona, Spain. Availability is slotted to be somewhere around July of this year. That’s a long wait from now.

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