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Siemens S65 Tri-band Mobile Phone
By Justin Ong
Category : Mobile Phones
Published by Jimmy Tang on Thursday, 14th October, 2004
Rating : 4 out of 5 stars  


Introduction

For a while now, the number of pixels supported by a camera-phone has been stagnant at VGA resolution. With our desire and hunger for evermore capable integrated digital cameras in mobile phones, the long running VGA resolution found in today's mobile phones is starting to fade fast in its appeal. Even though the 640x480 resolution does provide a good amount of pixels required for capturing images that are decent for pictorial appreciation on small screen displays, a global shift in product strategy has engaged every mobile phone manufacturer in a common roadmap to produce mobile phones that serve as both a mobile phone and a budget digital camera. This trend has long been set in motion in Japan but it's only up till recently did we start to observe an influx of Megapixel camera phones for the GSM market - Global System for Mobile Communications is currently the dominant 2G or 2.5G standard in most countries.


Rumors and leaked pictures of Siemens' S65 had been floating around the Internet prior to its launch proper, fueling the hype and anticipation surrounding this 1.3 Megapixel candy bar phone. With us today is the actual retail version of the phone and you're cordially invited to join us as we walk through the features of the S65, Siemens' first Megapixel mobile phone.

Siemens S65 Technical Specifications
Network frequency
  • Triple Band EGSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900
Voice encoding
  • EFR
  • HR
  • FR
  • AMR
SIM card
  • SIM Plug-in (3V/1,8), SAT class 3
Antenna
  • Integrated
Weight
  • 98 grams
Dimensions (L x W x H)
  • 109 x 48 x 18mm
Color variant (availability may vary by country)
  • Steel Black
  • Bordeaux
Battery Rating (Standard Battery)
  • Li-Ion 750mAh
  • Stand-by Time: up to 250 hours
  • Talk Time: up to 300 minutes
  • Charging Time: < 2 hours for 100% charge
Display
  • 132 x 176 pixels
  • 16-bit LCD (65,536 colors)
Organizer Features
  • Calendar with day, week and month view
  • Appointments
  • Tasks
  • Notes
  • Missed Appointments
  • Dictat.Machine (Digital Voice Recorder)
  • Time Zones
Hands free talking
  • Yes
Java Support
  • Yes
Camera Features
  • Still images up to 1,280x960 pixels
Video supported formats
  • 3 GPP (H.263)
  • 176 x 144 (QCIF)
  • 15 Frames per second recording
Audio supported formats
  • *.mid
  • *.amr
  • *.wav
Mobile Internet Access
  • WAP 2.0
Address book
  • Up to 1000 entries
E-mail client
  • POP3
  • IMAP4
  • SMTP
High Speed Data Transfer
  • GPRS multislot class 10, up to 53.6 kbps
Java (J2ME)
  • MIDP 2.0
Data exchange with PC
  • Bluetooth
  • IrDa
  • USB
  • SyncML
  • RS232 interfaces
Ringing tones / ringer melodies
  • 40 chords
MultiMediaCard™ slot
  • Yes
Standard Accessories
  • S65 handset
  • Li-Ion battery 750 mAh (Standard Battery)
  • Standard Charger
  • User Guide
  • CD-ROM incl. synchronization software
  • RS MultiMediaCard 32MB

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