We’ve previously covered BenQ-Siemens’ first serious move into the music phone market with the EF51. Now here’s another – the slighty quirky BenQ-Siemens E61.
The one thing that really jumps out at you is the music control panel – five buttons on the very top of the mobile phone, which give it a wedge shape, not unlike a dictaphone or possibly even an electric shaver. The E61 also features a 1.8 inch TFT screen which will (apparently) display the lyrics of your favourite song, 6-band graphic equaliser and a memory that can be extended to 1GB via SD cards. Not too great when you consider Samsung is unveiling a phone with 8GB of built-in storage, but on a par with Sony’s entry-level W300i music phone. The music player can handle multi music formats, with file transfer via USB cable and BenQ QSyncer software.
The E61 will be available in bright orange and black or cool silver and white and should be in stores in the second quarter of 2006. No details as yet about price and stockists.