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MobileTechReview fills us in on the new E-TEN convergence smartphone, the G500. With Windows Mobile 5, 128 MB ROM, 64MB RAM, Bluetooth, 1.3 megapixel camera, GPS and a MiniSD slot, this baby does just about everything you could want in a portable device. Well, everything except WiFi, which you could add using the MiniSD slot. Compared to other similar WM5 phones, the E-TEN is the winner on roughly half the performance benchmarks tested.

The only things MobileTechReview docked points for were the lack of EDGE or other high speed mobile data protocol, and the low battery life when using the GPS. If you're going to be using this as your navigation unit in your car, you'll have to use the included car adapter to power it past the 2.5 hours of usage E-TEN claims.


The estimated price is $550.

E-TEN G500 GSM Windows Mobile Phone with GPS [MobileTechReview]