Philips Xenium Clamshell Yaps For a Month

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Philips drops another handset in their Xenium 9@9 cellphone line for those people who never remember to charge their phones. Instead of a candybar form factor, however, this Xenium 9x9 is a clamshell with a brushed metal finish and a 262K OLED display, but still has the ability to last up to 30 days on standby.

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Other than the extremely long battery life, there's not much else to the phone. There's a 1.3-megapixel camera, 18MB of internal memory, GSM Tri-Band, and a secondary outside OLED display. Great if you just want a phone, but mediocre if you want to do anything beyond calling.

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New Philips Xenium 9×9s clamshell. 30 days on stand-by too [UnwiredView]

DISCUSSION

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boxernyc

That is exactly what I want from a phone. A battery that doesn't degrade from a couple days standby to having to charge it every single day. Damn you Samsung A920! I'd trade you for a phone without all your bells and whistles for more battery life.