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.