BenQ P50 smartphone is finally for sale

It’s been a long time coming. The BenQ P50 PDA phone was unveiled at last year’s CES, but is only hitting shelves now. Believe me, your patience will be rewarded, my young business-minded padwan. Powered by an Intel PXA272 416Mhz processor, 64MB of SDRAM, and 64MB of Flash ROM, this happy black smartphone packs quite a wallop.

The interface is intuitive with Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003, and the display is more than adequate at 2.83-inches of QVGA TFT LCD (240×320) goodness. Of course, as a PDA, it is a touch screen. Snap your spur-of-the-moment pics with the integrated 4x digital zoom 1.3-megapixel camera. Listen to your favourite MP3s or watch your videos with the included media player. You’ll have no problem synching this thing up with your PC or business partners: WLAN, GPRS, Bluetooth, IrDA, USB, SDIO…it’s all here.

Battery life should be in the neighbourhood of 120 hours standby, 4 hours talk time. You can pick up the 170 gram P50 now, but only if you’re in the UK. If you sign up for some monster plan with Vodafone, you can even get this BenQ smartphone for free, otherwise pricing has been set at £325.


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