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BenQ Mobile's just announced six new phones at CeBIT '06, including the P51 smartphone at left. It runs Windows Mobile 5.0 OS, has a 2.83" QVGA TFT color touchscreen (240x320 pixels), Bluetooth, Push email (like the Blackberry), a 1.3 megapixel camera, USB and an integrated GPS receiver.

The first phone in BenQ-Siemens's new P Class series of smartphones, the P51 is WLAN-enabled so users can surf the web and make VoIP calls with Skype—the latter being a feature we see on more and more smartphones every week except that most are too slow for it to actually be usable, which probably won't be the case with this phone. It should be going on sale in July, price is still TBA. We'll have a review of it before then.


The other handsets announced were the EL71, C81, CF61, CL71 and E61; we'll talk more about each one over the next few days.

Product Page [BenQ-Siemens]

Smart business: The P51 combines navigation and communication for professional users [BenQ Mobile]
BenQ Mobile further expands product portfolio at CeBIT [BenQ Mobile]