BenQ Siemens EF71 – clamshell music phone

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Just as the BenQ Siemens E61 comes to the UK, the company announce a new music phone – the BenQ Siemens EF71, equipped with the company’s ‘Q-Fi’ music system – a ten-band equaliser hooked up to a pair of built-in 3D surround-sound speakers.

The EF71 is certainly an attrative phone, housed in a brushed aluminium clamshell casing. It features a 2.2-inch, 176 x 220, 262,144-colour main display and a white, 128 x 64 OLED screen used when the phone is closed. There’s also a 2MP camera with 9x digital zoom which can also be used as a webcam when the phone’s hooked up to a PC’s USB port.

The tri-band GSM/GPRS phone can play music in MP3, AAC or WMA format, but has a measly 24MB of memory on board. However, you can boost this via MicroSD card – BenQ said it will bundle a 256MB card with the handset. Bluetooth is also featured.

The BenQ Siemens EF71 will arrive in Europe in September, prices confirmed nearer to launch date.

BenQ Siemens website

Via The Register

More BenQ Siemens mobiles:
EF51 music phone
E61 music phone

Dave Walker