Panasonic X500

Mobile phones

Just got time to tell you about Panasonic’s latest handset. The X500 uses that tried and tested sliding design favoured by all fashion handset manufacturers (it’s the sincerest form of flattery, Siemens, honest). Panasonic does a good line in tiny handsets, and the X500 is no different, with credit card-like dimensions. Its major selling point seems to be the VGA camera and flash light for night time shooting. The handset’s been designed to be turned sideways and held like a camera when taking pics (imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Sony Ericsson, honest).

Inevitably, the red one’s not available in the UK, but you can get the silver handset for free on contract from Phones4U.

Keep reading for a full list of specs.


65,536 colour TFT display
Built-in VGA digital camera with photo light
Multimedia messaging
Java MIDP 2.0
10sec motion jpeg
40-Polyphonic ring tones
Sliding Design
WAP 2.0 browser

Product specifications:
System – GSM/GPRS Class8
Frequency Range – 900/1800
Dimensions (hxwxd) – 85x47x22.5mm
Volume – 79cc
Weight – 96g
Talk Time* – Up to 7 hours
Standby time – Up to 200 hours
Battery time – 730mAh Li-ion

Features: 65,536-colour TFT LCD screen, VGA camera with photo light, video capability (up to 10 seconds), 2 types of menu screen – scroll launcher or 9 launcher, MMS, SMS, Short video clips, Java MIDP2.0, Infrared, phonebook – 300 +SIM, Downloadable content, Quiet mode, WAP 2.0, calculator and currency converter, clock, alarm, vibration alert, scheduler + to do list, 10 pre-installed polyphonic ring tones, 2 pre-installed games

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