BenQ-Siemens M81 – the mobile phone for the great outdoors

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Nokia recently released the 5500 Sport – a mobile for those who enjoy thier outdoor pursuits. Now BenQ-Siemens has followed suit with a similar device – the M81.

The M81 features a blue and white water-resistant rubber and plastic casing, along with a scratch-resistant screen to protect the 132 x 176, 262,144-colour display. There’s also a 1.3MP phone with an LED flash that doubles up as a torch, plus the usual music, video and gaming applications, along with EDGE support.

More unusually, the M81 ships with navigation software – Jentro’s Activepilot – and a dedicated weather outlook application. A GPS receiver is extra, as is access to updated meteorological forecasts.

The M81 will be available in August, in blue and white or black and white. Price to be confirmed.

BenQ-Siemens website

Via The Register

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Dave Walker