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As if BenQ-Siemens doesn't get enough publicity from sponsoring Real Madrid, the company is launching three more cellphones with a distinct, all-black style. Two of the cellphones, the E71 and the E81, are candy bars with similar aesthetics. The E71 (pictured here) is an EDGE device with a 1.3-megapixel camera and a 240 x 320-pixel display. There's even an FM radio built-in and MicoSD card slot. Hooray for battery life. Meanwhile, the petite 3G E81 measures just 3.9 x 1.6 x 0.6-inches and also features a 1.3-megapixel camera. BenQ has dubbed the color's name "Lucent Black," since just calling it "black" is not nearly hip enough.

BenQ's other debutante is the SL91. It's a slider cellphone that's aimed at the higher end of the market. The outer ring illuminates to indicate whether or not you've missed a call or have received a text message. The SL91's camera is 3.2-megapixels, which is getting dangerously close to being actually useful. The display is capable of displaying 16.7 million colors.

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All three cellphones will be released in the major markets at different times: the E71 and E81 will hit Europe this September; the SL91 will arrive on European shores sometime on Q4. North American release dates are still unknown.

BenQ Mobile shows shiny black handset trio [The Register]

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