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CommunicAsia 2004 (Part 2)
By Justin Ong
Category : Events
Published by Jimmy Tang on Tuesday, 22nd June, 2004



Having one embedded camera is the norm these days, but Panasonic P900i is taking the lead in breaking that tradition by featuring two digital camera lenses! With a 1.28 Megapixels CCD with auto-focus function on the top flip and a 110,000-pixel CMOS camera on the inside, this impressive clamshell is practically screaming to be used as an image grabber and it helps to have a miniSD port; just in case you got too trigger happy.


With all these stylish casings, it seems there will never be a dull moment when you’re holding a P900i. On the right is Panasonic’s P2402, a Type II CompactFlash WCDMA card.


If you’re looking for a slim, metallic looking candy bar phone with camera, GPRS and WAP functionalities, the X100 should be the phone for your next upgrade. This model comes with a 16-bit display, 32-chord polyphonic ringer and weighs just 79 grams.


Panasonic’s X200 is the company’s slimmest phone to date at a thickness of just 12.9 mm. Despite its slim profile, the phone packs GPRS, WAP, JAVA, a 16-bit display and 16-chords polyphonic ringer. If these aren’t enough, a VGA camera is located at the rear as well.


The X300 is the first to feature a push pop-up screen to make taking pictures and video clips a snap via its VGA camera. It’s a Tri-band model that comes with a 16-bit color screen and 40-chord polyphonic ringer. Connectivity side of things is taken care of by its support for GPRS and WAP.


Think of the X400 as a slimmer version of the A500 we covered a while back, but with an additional embedded VGA digital camera. This model has a slim profile of only 17.5 mm. GPRS, WAP and JAVA wrap up its wireless technology capabilities.


Panasonic took the opportunity to announce to us their first ever Sliding cover phone, the X500. A VGA camera with photo light is situated at the rear of the lower piece and mimics a digital camera when held in a landscape orientation. This Dual-band phone supports GPRS, WAP and JAVA (MIDP v2.0) and weighs 91 grams.


Another first for Panasonic is their latest X700 smartphone that’s based on Symbian Series 60 OS. The phone supports GPRS, WAP, Java (MIDP v2.0) and comes with a miniSD slot for added versatility in storage. It also comes with USB, Infrared and Bluetooth connections. Still image and video recording with playback can be done with its integrated VGA camera that uses the 16-bit TFT LCD screen as a viewfinder. Being a Symbian based smartphone means the phone is opened to a wide array of software and applications as well.

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