Sagem's my501C clamshell handset

Mobile phones

Another new clamshell on the block, this time from Sagem, which has launched the my501C, a lightweight GPRS handset with music player.

Looks matter as much as functionality for many buyers – and in that, the my501c doesn’t disappoint with a nice chrome finish. While the phone is snapped shut, an external OLED 256-color screen display your important info. Once opened, you can get the fuller picture with the 1.8-inch, 128×160 pixel display in 65,000 colors. The phone also has a solid, if not groundbreaking, set of features, including an MP3 player that can also play tracks in the Apple-friendly AAC format, along with dedicated music navigation keys. Storage is an initial 32MB, which can be boosted via micro SD cards. There’s also a 1.3MP camera with 8x digital zoom amd video functionality and Bluetooth.

The Sagem my501C is scheduled for release in August 2006. No price or network details confirmed as yet.

Sagem website

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Dave Walker
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