Siemens also goes for mega pixels

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Not surprisingly given it was on its home turf, Siemens, used CeBIT to parade a trio of new mobile phones.

The big story is that it will deliver its first mega pixel camera phones, the S65, in September/October. Its is a smart looking candy bar style phone that is targeted at the business market.

Unlike the Sharp GX30 and Nokia 7160, the S65 features a 1.3 mega pixel camera. Its rivals have 1.0 snapper. How much .3 of a mega pixel makes to picture quality is an interesting question. Motorola’s MPx100 also has a 1.3 mp snapper.

Other features include

Video camera
4x digital zoom
65k colour display
MMC card slot – with a 32MB card bundled with the phone
Compatibility with Outlook and Lotus Notes
Calendar
Bluetooth

Also new are the C65 and M65. Both will launch in autumn. The C65 is a fairly basic, but nice-looking camera phones, while the M65 targets users with an ahem, active lifestyle. It is encased in rubber and metal to make it shock, dust and water-resistant.

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