Gigabyte g-Smart i – a phone with TV, radio and more

Gigabyte has set out to make a device which has something for everyone.

Their new g-Smart i Pocket PC smartphone is powered by Windows Mobile 5.0 and will have direct push e-mail. It has a 2.1 megapixel camera that lets you take decent quality pictures, and WiFi connectivity gives you a cost-effective way to transfer those pictures to other PCs, or send them to your friends. Bluetooth opens up the possibility of all sorts of peripherals.

When you’re not talking on the phone or surfing the g-Smart i will still keep you entertained. A built in FM tuner lets you listen to the radio, or you can listen to audio files or watch video files in several formats. No word yet on the on-board memory, but it does have miniSD capabilities. If your own files don’t keep you entertained, a pleasingly retro set of antennas snaps onto the side, allowing you to watch TV via the PAL/NTSC tuner anywhere in the world.

The g-Smart i appears to be due for release in Taiwan. No word on cost or availability in other markets.


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