Philips re-invents the camera phone

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Philips has confirmed that its innovative
camera phone will debut in the UK in January 2005 retailing for around £100.

The small candy bar shaped handset is the first to feature the Snap, Tag and Send system that gives users the option of adding handwritten notes or drawings to multimedia messages.

It also boasts a TV out mode that enables users to view images stored on the phone on a TV screen – an appliaction that is likely to widely copied.

Other facilities include a VGA camera, 7MB memory, a 65k colour screen, e-mail and voice command/dial. Battery life is rated at 250 hours standby and up to five hours talk time.

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