Monday, June 5, 2006
Posted by Darius Wey in "HARDWARE" @ 04:25 AM
The M600+ has been officially announced by E-TEN. As expected, it's the same as the M600 - but includes a few extras: 256MB ROM, a 2.0-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, and the MSFP, which enables Microsoft's push e-mail solution. The press release can be found after the break.
"E-TEN Information Systems has announced that it will launch an updated version of its popular M600 Pocket PC Phone at Computex Taipei 2006. The new model, dubbed the M600+, retains the elegant design and impressive core hardware features that made the original M600 a favorite among both the media and consumers, and adds increased 256MB memory capacity, an improved 2.0 mega-pixels camera, and updated software including support for Push email services, to make a great Pocket PC Phone package even better.
The original M600 Pocket PC Phone was designed by E-TEN to deliver a complete communications package in a single compact device. The phone/PDA offers quad-band (worldwide) GSM and GPRS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity options, each of which come supported with a comprehensive suit of software utilities that make keeping in touch while on the move simple and efficient. More highlights of the M600 that earned praise from reviewers include; a fast 400MHz Samsung processor that delivers boosted performance with the latest mobile applications, an extra-bright 2.8" display, and impressive battery life. Consumers loved the M600 for its elegant antenna-free compact design, versatile SDIO expansion slot, and its ease of use.
With the M600+ E-TEN have made a few modest improvements to the M600 specification to offer better value and features without impacting upon the performance that made the original such a hit favorite. Flash memory has been increased to 256MB (double the original capacity) meaning consumers can load the M600+ with even more mobile applications, personal documents and contact information. Secondly, the built-in camera has been upgraded and is now capable of capturing images up to 2.0 mega-pixels in size. Finally, support for Bluetooth 2.0 has been added.
The M600+ comes preloaded with the latest version of Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, which adds support for Direct Push technology. With Direct Push the mobile capabilities of the M600+ are extended even further by enabling most of the information stored on a corporate Microsoft Exchange Server to be updated directly on the phone. Many mobile professionals are now familiar with 'Push Email' services that allow the delivery of certain kinds of emails onto their mobile devices, however on the M600+, Direct Push goes even further allowing contacts, calendars, tasks and other information, in addition to emails, to be sent to the device.
The M600+ will be available soon in all regions and will be priced only reasonably higher than the M600."