BenQ-Siemens E81: stylish compact business phone

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Presumably the business angle to this phone, the BenQ-Siemens E81, is about its look and compactness, because it still boasts plenty of cool media features as per the other two new phones from BenQ-Siemens. Fun and business?

Videos can be played back on the 1.8 inch colour screen, these and music can be streamed from the Net. It has a 1.3 megapixel camera with built in LED flash, plus ability to shoot video and make video calls. No direct specs on the quality of this but I’d guess it’s based on the E71s abilities.

It’s been ergonomically designed with comfort and intuitive operation in mind.

It too can dock with the SyncStation DSC-100 – though it’s implied that it doesn’t come as standard with the E80. We’ll see what’s bundled when it’s released in late 2006.

The main thing BenQ-Siemens is emphasising with this phone is its 3G connectivity, which it says is the first device in this ‘mini format’ to offer such extensive 3G functionality. Of course, that’s reliant on the operator services to back it up.

Looks pretty smart to me.

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Andy Merrett