expected, GIGA-BYTE Communications is
expanding its business to Europe and has officially announced the launch of
its GSmart t600 Windows Mobile Professional smartphone in France from mid-March
2008, along with its announcement of the partnership with the French MVNO - Neuf
When GIGA-BYTE Communications unveiled the GSmart t600, the World's first DVB-T
roaming Digital TV PDA phone
on last year's Mobile World Congress, it has marked its strong position in
this niche market, and with its success in the markets that it has entered,
GSmart is now ready to catch the attention of the French market.
GSmart t600 is the world's first digital TV PDA phone that supports DVB-T
roaming; it displays digital TV programs and images of the finest quality
through its 2.6", 260k-pixel VGA screen - a standard unseen in PDA phones. From
Internet browsing to photo slideshow, making the TV watching experience on
GSmart t600 a pleasure to the mind and eye. Reflecting the distinctive look of
porcelain with its semi-opaque front piece, GSmart t600 introduces a
never-to-be-seen lightness and pureness to the PDA phone world, displaying
confidence and freedom in the essence of minimalism.
GSmart t600 runs on Windows Mobile 6 Professional, which offers many new
business and multimedia features such as Windows Live, Windows Update, HTML
supported E-Mail and much more. Data processing and management is more efficient
than ever with the USB 2.0 enabled connectivity, 256 MB built-in memory, 520 MHz
CPU and accelerator. Apart from the 4 hour talk time, users can watch digital TV
for 2 consecutive hours. The built-in Spb Backup software backups and restores
important data, ensuring that users' valuable data is always secured.
More than just a phone with digital TV, GSmart t600 is designed to let
on-the-move users "work smart, play hard". Users can save their favorite
multimedia files on microSD card and listen to music, watch video, and browse
photos anytime, anywhere; or capture memorable moments using the 2 megapixel
cameras with auto focus and video recording functions. Unique phone applications
like phone recording, blacklist, and background sound effects provided only by
GSmart, are designed to ensure that users can make calls in the most efficient
Neuf Cegetel is the first alternative operator in France that has long harvested
in the communications industry and beyond, it has established an image of
innovation and out of tradition. The wide range of product lines such as mobile
phone, internet, and Neuf TV etc. have shown the capabilities of Neuf as a
strong communications and entertainment service provider. Sharing the similar
corporate values of innovation, GSmart and Neuf are looking forward to their
prosperous partnership. GSmart t600 will join the TWIN family as the latest
device in a series of mobile phones that support both GSM and also WiFi services
(internet, VoIP, IPTV). GSmart t600 will be into the French market the unique
mobile handset with DTT (Digital Terrestrial TV) feature. Under the partnership,
GSmart t600 will be available as a bundle Neuf's service plan, under the
commercial name of TWIN TNT.
Prices weren't announced today but a review will finally follow soon.
UPDATE: Depending on the tariff, the Twint TNT (aka GSmart t600) is
now available from Neuf Mobile for 89.00 Euro up to 209 Euro.
Cheers ~ Arne
Cheers ~ Arne