The NEC e228 has just been announced for the 3G network operators, 3. Although the UK wing of the company hasn’t confirmed a definite launch date. Fittingly, 3 different colours are available for the video mobile phone – silver, white and blue. The e228 is the upgrade for the 313 and is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, weighing 125g.
The 313 might not have set many gadget lovers hearts racing, but it has been a huge seller in the UK on account of the fact that it is one of the cheapest pay as you go handsets.
The phone boasts two cameras – one on the front and one on the back, allowing you to make video calls and snap pictures. A Sony Memory Stick Duo slot is enabled for up to 128MB if the 19MB of internal memory doesn’t suffice.
All NEC’s 3 phones are constantly connected to the Internet and you can synchronise it with your computer to get your Outlook Calendar and other PC apps.
40 tones polyphonic ring signals
Downloading capacity of 384 kbps
Video calls, MMS
Support for video streaming
Media player (video and sound)
Battery time: 132 h Standby, 136 min voice, 106 min video
Weight: 125 g
Size: 129×53×21,5 mm
Volume: 120 cc
Colours: Silver, white, and blue