Gigabyte enters cell phone market with g-X5

Posted on Monday, July 25 2005 @ 2:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gigabyte entered the Taiwanese cell phone market with the Gigabyte g-X5 handset. This slider phone supports GSM 900/1800/1900MHz bands and features a 2.6 million color TFT display and a megapixel digital camera.

One of the unique features of this handset is tri-axis motion sensing, allowing users to play games by moving the device in the air. But Gigabyte claims the most interesting feature of the g-X5 is Points of Interest (POI). This technology will incorporate e-maps with places of interests, restaurants and tour routes recommended by the Walker magazine.

The Gigabyte g-X5 is solely available in Taiwan for a retail price between NTD13,000 and NTD14,000 (approx. $410 to $450).

Here's a look at the full specifications:

Specifications for the Gigabyte g-X5
Band GSM 900/1800/1900Mhz
Size 96.7mm x 54mm x 25.6mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 1")
Weight 106g (3.7oz)
Battery Life 10 days standby time
250 minutes talk time
Main Display 2.6M color TFT, 176 x 220 pixel resolution
Camera 1152 x 864 resolution
Video Unknown
Messaging MMS/EMS/SMS
Email Unknown
Bluetooth No
Infrared No
Java Yes
Polyphonics Yes (64 voice)
Memory miniSD memory card slot
Availability Now (Taiwan only)
Other Includes POI (points of interest) mapping technology

Source: MobileBurn

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