Chinese clone makers have found it easy the first few Xenium model phones from Philips. Even a clone purportedly of the non-existent N98 was really a Xenium clone. The Xenium X830 is a well-featured touchscreen phone with WiFi and 5 MP camera. It will also come with an 8 GB storage built-in to be interesting [...]
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July 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment
August 6th, 2008 · No Comments
Scientists sent by Greenpeace to Ghana have recently found extreme cases of chemical contamination at two “e-waste” facilities. Soil and water tests were conducted at two electronics scrap yards where various items such as broken computers, monitors, and televisions are shipped from the United States and Europe for processing and extraction of scrap metals. [...]
May 23rd, 2008 · No Comments
Phillips has announced two new handsets for Asia, and Europe – the low-end 198 and 199. Both models sport a mini USB port – for both charging, and data transfer. The lower index model – the 198 comes equipped with an FM radio. As you’d expect for low-end handsets – both are relatively small – [...]
May 8th, 2008 · No Comments
PC World China alleges that Phillips is working on an iPhone-like touchscreen-only handset.
Apparently, the still unannounced Xenium X800 will come equipped with the e2e design, which basically means that the touchscreen stretches from one end of the handset to the other – I.e. no boarders at the edge.
February 16th, 2008 · No Comments
Philips has demonstrated a new Xenium handset at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Xenium 9@9j involves an interesting idea of an AAA battery backup. There is a slot for an AAA battery in the bottom. The technology called Backpower comes from an Israeli company Techtium. The 9@9j seems to be the first handset [...]
January 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Philips is about to release a new Xenium phone. The model is called 9@9q and traditionally for the Xenium series it stands out for long battery life. This clamshell hasn’t been officially introduced yet, the info about it probably leaked from the FCC site. The new Xenium phone will be marketed mainly in China and [...]
January 11th, 2008 · No Comments
[CES 2008] Philips unveiled at CES its new line of luxurious earphones and USB keys. This collection is pretty well done: the design and the shapes of the crystal are nice. Technology totally becomes a commodity here!
December 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments
Until now Philips hasn’t been a significant heavyweight in the DAP player market, but they have a new flash based personal media player that is looking pretty swanky. Available in 8gb, 4gb or 2gb capacities the SA6185 sports a 3.5″ LCD display with a 320 x 240 resolution, built-in speakers, and a 5 hour video [...]
November 23rd, 2007 · 15 Comments
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved a new Philips Xenium handset with enhanced battery life. It is marked 9@9u and unlike the 9@9k it’s not that long lasting ensuring “only” one month standby and up to 8 hours of talks on a single charge.
The FCC materials provide some specs of the phone. The [...]
November 18th, 2007 · 2 Comments
According to some Internet source, another Philips Xenium is about to be launched – the 9@9k. This handset stands out for a record long battery life on a single charge – about two months standby and 17 hours talk time. Other specs remain quite standard, even simple.
The device features GSM/GPRS (900/1800/1900 MHz) networks, a 1.8 [...]
October 16th, 2007 · No Comments
Joint venture LG-Philips LCD on Monday unveiled a new LCD technology that the company says could result in larger screens on many more devices. By integrating the driver circuitry into the LCD panel itself rather than requiring a separate board, the screen can reduce the practical size of the bezel surrounding the screen to just [...]
October 9th, 2007 · No Comments
Philips has released a new media player targeting the lucrative mid-sized market. The SA9345 holds between 2 and 4GB, and has a 1.8-inch color screen; its main attractions are likely to be touch-sensitive controls, and size, at just over a third of an inch thick. It plays MP3 and WMA audio files, as well as [...]
September 5th, 2007 · 2 Comments
Philips announced the GoGear SA6100 at IFA 2007, and we do know that this portable media player will come in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities courtesy of flash memory. Other features include stereo speakers, a larger 65k color LCD screen at 320 x 240 pixels, and spartan format support - how does mere MP3, WMA [...]
April 19th, 2007 · No Comments
950 mAh Li-Ion battery
In January Philips nearly totally revamped its Xenium range by introducing a number of long-lasting models for various price-brackets. Philips 9@9f, the junior product of the line, is in fact an upgraded version of the 9@9a. The handset’s design changed considerably, though – specifically the [...]
April 16th, 2007 · No Comments
950 mAh Li-Ion battery
USB data cable
CD with software
Having presented the unique model Xenium 9@9++ that was able to stay on for more than a month in standby, Philips grew fond of long-lasting handsets and started developing its Xenium range. In January, 2007 they added two candy-bars to [...]