6/20/2006 5:18:00 PM
M81 coming soon
A European August release date has been confirmed for the BenQ-Siemens M81 sports phone. Coming in 'graphite black' and 'steel blue', the phone is compatible with GPS equipment so it can be used as a portable navigation system. It has been designed with a semi-rubber casing, is scratch resistant and has been given an extra bright screen so it can be read in bright sunlight.
The M81 also comes equipped with a flashlight, MP3 player and a 1.3 megapixel camera with a revolving cover to protect from water and dust.
BenQ is hoping the phone will help it steal share from Nokia, which currently dominates the market for ruggedised handsets with its 5140i and forthcoming 5500 Sport devices.