Gigabyte g-Smart i120 smartphone with unique keypad

Gigabyte g-Smart i120 smartphone with unique keypad


Smartphones can take on many different forms. Some prefer to boast full QWERTY keyboards in some fashion, maybe with a sliding device. Others prefer a touchscreen interface. The latest smartphone from Gigabyte, the g-Smart i120, does something I don’t think I’ve seen before: the five way navigator is beside the numpad and not above it.

Powered by WinMo 5 AKU 3.0, the Gigabyte g-Smart i120 falls somewhere between powerful business device and a multimedia powerhouse. Sure, it comes with Microsoft’s Messaging & Security Feature Pack, but at the same time, it rocks things like TV recording (NTSC/PAL/Secam), an Audio Mixer, and a 2 megapixel camera with digital zoom, macro mode, and video mode. In terms of connectivity, you’ll find tri-band GSM/GPRS (900/1800/1900), 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 1.2, and Mini USB 1.1.

No word on pricing or availability.