BenQ-Siemens EL71 slider phone

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  Looking not unlike Nokia’s 6270 and 6280, BenQ-Siemens has launched the slim EL71 slider phone with brushed metal finish.

BenQ-Siemens cites a survey claiming one in eight people choose a phone purely through design. If that’s you, you might be interested in the ergonomic design of the EL71 and the "ProSLIDE" slider mechanism, which opens up the full keypad at a light touch.

The phone also features a 2-inch QVGA display (262,144 colours), an integrated 1.3MP camera with LED flash and video function, along with a music player that can be directly connected to a hi-fi with a Music Cable IHM-100 accessory. The measly 16MB internal memory can be extended to 1GB via microSD cards. The phone will also have its own range of accessories, including a bluetooth headset and a bluetooth car kit.

You’ll be able to pick up the EL71 in the second quarter of 2006 in either "Quartz Anthracite" or "Opal Black". Prices and networks to be confirmed.

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Dave Walker