First Look: E-Ten’s G500 GPS Smartphone is here

First Look: E-Ten’s G500 GPS Smartphone is here


E-Ten Information Systems of Taiwan has sent over the G500 Pocket PC, this solid GPS navigation smartphone that looks as though it fell straight outta Tron, is up next to the review block.

About 1% larger in size than the Blackberry 8700, the ETen G500 comes in at mere 119 x 62 x 23 mm. That is pretty amazing considering everything that is packed in here – GPS, GSM Quad Band, Bluetooth 2.0 and a 1.3 megapixel camera to name a few. The operating system is Window Mobile 5.0, it has a miniSD slot and a 2.8-inch QVGA screen. WiFi was left out, but where this thing is goin, you wont even find a base station.

Stay tuned for more details, here are some pics and specs for now.

Processor Samsung S3C2440 400 MHz Processor
Memory 128 MB Flash ROM, 64 MB SDRAM
Display: 2.8″, 240 x 320, 65,536 colors, transmissive TFT-LCD
Weight: 191 g (with battery)
GSM quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
GPRS Class B / Multi-slot Class10
Bluetooth v2.0, class 2.
GPS Embedded SiRF Star III chipset
Camera: Built-in 1.3 mega pixels, up to 1280 x 960 resolution
Expansibility Mini-SD card slot
Battery:1440 mAh Li-Ion, rechargeable, replaceable
Talk time: 3.5~4 hours,
Standby: 150~200 hours,
Pocket PC usage: 10~15 hours,
GPS usage: 2.5~5 hours