Philips Xenium K700 renders and specs fly in from Mother Russia

September 24th at 3:15 PM

Philips Xenium K700 renders and specs fly in from Mother Russia


Philips makes cell phones? Sure the manufacturer is all but forgotten here in the US where handsets are concerned, but that apparently won’t stop it from churning out Sony Ericsson-like handsets such as the K700 for other markets. Truth be told, at the right carrier-subsidized price the K700 would likely fair pretty well here in the States. Purported specs:

  • 2.8-inch touchscreen TFT-LCD, 262,000 colors, 400 x 240 pixels
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Supported file formats RMBV, AVI, FLV, Divx, MP3, WMA, AC, FLAC, APE
  • Dedicated GPU / stereo
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus and video recording
  • Up to 4 hours of video playback / Up to 25 hours of music playback in CD-quality
  • 48 MB of internal memory, support for MicroSD memory cards up to 8GB
  • Bluetooth 2.0 / USB 2.0 / FM-radio with RDS / jack 3.5 mm
  • Battery: 1000mA / h lithium-ion
  • Dimensions: 101 x 52 x 13 mm
  • Weight: 97 g
  • Standby time – up to 1 month, talk time – up to 8.5 hours

Not too shabby, really. No word yet on a release date, pricing or target markets but we have a feeling you’ll be hard-pressed to locate one of these puppies on North American soil any time soon. Hit the jump for another pair of renders.

Thanks, Vlad!

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Live Pics of the Philips X800; File Under “What Were They Thinking?”

June 6th at 1:59 PM

Live Pics of the Philips X800; File Under “What Were They Thinking?”

Some things in life just can’t be explained. Bush’s presidency… Ryan Seacrest’s popularity… And the Philips X800. Sure it’s an iPhone designer impostor but plenty of manufacturers are going that route. The spec read out on this puppy is what confounds the mind and warrants a viciously loud “WTF!?”

  • General: 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • Display: Type TFT touchscreen, 256K colors
  • Size: 240 x 400 pixels (Wide QVGA), 2.9 inches
  • Data: GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
  • HSCSD: No
  • EDGE: No
  • 3G: No
  • WLAN: No
  • Bluetooth: v2.0 with A2DP

Ok, so GSM 850 is missing but we’re used to that. Ok, the touchscreen display is nice and big but only supports 256K colors. All that is WTF-able but it can be worked through. The real marvel here is the connectivity. No WLAN, no 3G and no EDGE! That’s right people, this sweet-looking handset is limited to GPRS Class 10 data with a whopping ~ 48 kbps cap. We also notice that a flash for the camera has been omitted, but perhaps Philips presumed no one would notice thanks to the rest of the specs. Supposedly there is a higher-end Xenium X-Connect model in the works that will resolve many of the connectivity issues facing the X800. If that’s the case, why even bother with this model? The look is high-end but the specs are emerging market; someone might just get fired over this.