The BenQ E55 has successfully passed the certification of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Though there are no official details, and gossip around the net is vague, these are some details that have surfaced (unofficially):
- GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz
- WCDMA 2100
- Clamshell form factor>
- Bluetooth (Headset, Hands-Free 1.5, FTP, AVCTP, AVRCP, Dial-Up, Object Push, GAVDP , AVDTP, A2DP)
BenQ to release Android tablets
Yes, you read it right – another manufacturer has decided to foray into the world of Android tablets. This time, it’s none other than BenQ. The Taiwanese electronics manufacturer has announced that they will be releasing a new Android tablet in Taiwan, China and possibly the rest of the world. The BenQ R100 tablet is slated for a Q1 2011 release and will probably be revealed at CES 2011 or MWC 2011. The Android tablet will pack a 10.1″ (1024 x 600) LCD touchscreen, an 833MHz Samsung ARM-based CPU, 8GB of internal storage, WiFi, an SD card slot, mini HDMI, mini USB and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Judging from the specs, it looks like it’s not going to be a high-end offering, seeing how it’s lacking in the dual-core/storage department. The tablet looks like it’s just going to be another face in the crowd, your thoughts?
BenQ Royal Smartphone Wins Design Award
You might not be too familiar with BenQ’s mobile phones, but one of the phones that was recently showcased by the Taiwanese company has reportedly won the iF Product Design Award 2009. The BenQ Royal, as it’s called, is a candybar phone, but has a touch-sensitive area behind the main screen (supposedly the back-cover) which allows users to turn the pages of an ebook or browse photos and music files with ease. There isn’t too much technical information on this phone yet, but we do know that the Royal will have a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus.
BenQ Announces C36 Music Phone
BenQ has unveiled its latest music phone, the C36. With the lines between MP3 players and phones blurring, the variety of music phones seem to be on the rise. With BenQâ€™s latest C36, users get dedicated music buttons to make the music experience an exciting one, not least with the stereo speakers at the back of the phone. Throw in FM radio, and the ability to record the radio directly on the phone, and itâ€™s quite an interesting music phone.
Aside from the usual music applications, BenQ has generously included software not necessarily related to music, such as a health management application, an e-book reader, as well as the ability for the phone to function as a webcam using itâ€™s 1.3 megapixel camera when connected to a computer. Not to mention the necessity for most phones nowadays, which is accepting microSD cards as expansion, allowing people to add memory cards to suit to bring their music library along with them.