Philips Xenium 9@9 Cellphones Let You Talk Forever and a Day

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Here's a characteristic for a cellphone other then just loading on more and more features: these suckers have extremely long battery life. The Philips Xenium 9@9a (pictured at left) is bereft of any extra bells and whistles but can hang on in standby for 40 days and 40 nights on a single charge, and even the most talkative jabberjaws in the world can go on gabbing all day, 10 hours without having to recharge the thing.

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Other than that advanced energy efficiency, the line of 9@9 phones are fairly ordinary. The Xenium 9@9d (pictured in the middle) adds a 1.3-megapixel camera to the mix, while the 9@9t is a smartphone with handwriting recognition, an MP3 player and a miniSD memory expansion slot. You gotta love that long, long battery life. Welcome back to cellphoneage, Philips!

Philips Xenium 9@9 phone line [Unwired View]

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Even if they put a better sensor in there, it doesn't give you that much more performance. The lens is so small you will hit the limits of the lens long before you will hit the abilities of the sensor. What they should be concentrating on is making the embedded cameras much better at low light photography and adding IS (image stabilization)