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AVAILABILITY: GIGA-BYTE and Neuf Cegetel launches GSmart t600 in France [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Saturday, 22.03.08 - 11:09:15 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 14277x
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As 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 Cegetel.
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 way.

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


 
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Posted by Torben on 26.03.08 - 14:42:39

Have you heard anything about a launch in Germany?
AFAIK Vodafone D2 showed the same device at CeBIT and it seems DVB-H is dead here but the operators will support DVB-T now.

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