May 2007 news. Russian market of Windows Mobile devices

Jake MyersJuly 4, 2022

May 2007 news. Russian market of Windows Mobile devices

In April, several manufacturers at once pleased us with the news about the release of updates for their products. Two manufacturers have officially confirmed the release of updates for their devices to Windows Mobile 6.

And if everything is clear with E-Ten, which promised to release updates for the E-Ten X500 and Glofiish M700, then HTC's step was surprising. Let me remind you that before that the Taiwanese assured the public that no updates for existing products https://cars45.co.ke/listing/volvo/page2?listing_id=GvDb6wS5wURApbp2https://cars45.co.ke/listing/volvo/page2?listing_id=GvDb6wS5wURApbp2 on the transition to a new OS, except for the HTC X7500, will not be released. However, in mid-April, information appeared on the Swedish Qtek website that the updates would still affect the entire new series of devices. Later, a document confirming this information was posted on the official website. Thus, HTC will release an update to Windows Mobile 6 for HTC X7500, S620, P3300, P4350, TyTN. Estimated date is June.

April did not indulge in announcements, so only a few devices are expected to hit the market in May. As we said last month, E-Ten announced an update to their X500 communicator. The new device received the X500+ index and is quite an interesting solution. HTC in May will introduce the belated smartphone S710, whose release was scheduled for April. With a high degree of probability, the i-Mate JAMA communicator will go on retail sale in May. Now about all the new products in order.

E-Ten Company

Glofiish X500+

Date of appearance: May 20–30
Approximate cost: 20,500 rubles. ($800)
Rating: Player

An interesting continuation of a very high-quality model E-Ten X500. Among the main changes – an updated version of the OS, Windows Mobile 6 and a display with VGA (640×480 pixels) resolution. Also note the 2 megapixel camera with autofocus. The appearance of the communicator has remained the same, but the X500+ has a black body color. The case is made of plastic with sputtering to achieve the effect of a velvety surface (soft-touch), as in the X500 model. Other characteristics are completely identical to the X500.

Before a full review, it is impossible to speak with confidence about the performance of the device, but the combination of a VGA-resolution screen and a Samsung 400 MHz processor is already causing questions for some users. Here you can see that the Acer n311 handheld with an identical combination of "processor + screen" works without noticeable lags. The Glofiish X500+ is likely to be the first Windows Mobile 6-based communicator to hit the retail market, as well as one of the few communicators with a VGA display.

The cost of the device at the time of the start of sales will be approximately 20,000 rubles, there is no information about whether it will decrease yet, although it is logical to assume some decline after several months of sales. The communicator has good prospects in the market, both due to its combination of functionality and user interest in the new OS version. This will be the first opportunity to see Windows Mobile 6 Professional in action.

i-Mate

i-Mate JAMA

Date of appearance: May 10–15
Approximate cost: 13,000 rubles. ($500)
Rating: Challenger

A keyless communicator belonging to the class of budget solutions. Among the features include a processor from Samsung with a clock frequency of 300 MHz, decent battery life, as well as compact dimensions of the model. The communicator has a Bluetooth interface, and also has a good set of built-in additional software.

According to the results of our testing, the device has a number of problems, but they can be attributed to the test sample. If these shortcomings are corrected, the device has a chance in the budget solutions market. It is quite capable of competing with the HTC P3400, offering more functionality (processor, Wi-Fi) for similar money.

Gigabyte Company

Gigabyte GSmart i300

Date of appearance: May 20–25
Approximate cost: 17,000 rubles. ($660)
Rating: Challenger

Another keyless communicator, this time from Gigabyte. The model is made of white lacquered plastic and is able to compete with i-Mate JAMA in its dimensions. At the same time, the device cannot be called budget. Judging by official data, we have a fairly functional communicator for moderate money.

Judge for yourself: 2 megapixel camera with autofocus, 256 MB flash-memory, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, as well as an Intel PXA270 processor with a frequency of 520 MHz (the frequency, as usual, can probably be increased). The description is completed by the built-in GPS-module based on the SiRF Star III chip. Only the QVGA-screen and Windows Mobile 5.0 do not fit into this idyllic picture a little. However, by the time sales start in Russia, the device has every chance of switching to Windows Mobile 6, the corresponding update is already available on the official website of the company.

It has become a tradition for Gigabyte to release communicators with a display of the minimum diagonal for comfortable operation. Here the situation repeats itself, the diagonal of the screen in the i300 is only 2.4”. For users of previous models of the company, this is already Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2019 S 560 4MATIC (C217) Black, apparently, familiar, but for beginners may have problems. Nevertheless, aiming each time at such a small diagonal with a stylus is a matter of long-term habit. Otherwise, we have a well-balanced communicator. The model has prospects, although it is too early to talk about its success. In June, several strong devices should appear, so the competition will be tangible.

May 2007 news. Russian market of Windows Mobile devices

In April, several manufacturers at once pleased us with the news about the release of updates for their products. Two manufacturers have officially confirmed the release of updates for their devices to Windows Mobile 6.

And if everything is clear with E-Ten, which promised to release updates for the E-Ten X500 and Glofiish M700, then HTC's step was surprising. Let me remind you that before that the Taiwanese assured the public that no updates for existing products on the transition to a new OS, except for the HTC X7500, will not be released. However, in mid-April, information appeared on the Swedish Qtek website that the updates would still affect the entire new series of devices. Later, a document confirming this information was posted on the official website. Thus, HTC will release an update to Windows Mobile 6 for HTC X7500, S620, P3300, P4350, TyTN. Estimated date is June.

April did not indulge in announcements, so only a few devices are expected to hit the market in May. As we said last month, E-Ten announced an update to their X500 communicator. The new device received the X500+ index and is quite an interesting solution. HTC in May will introduce the belated smartphone S710, whose release was scheduled for April. With a high degree of probability, the i-Mate JAMA communicator will go on retail sale in May. Now about all the new products in order.

Statistics

Total 3 new models

E-Ten – 1

i-Mate-1

Gigabyte-1

What it looks like

  • Bestseller – a model with outstanding performance (this may be the price, and not just the technical characteristics). You should pay close attention to models marked with the word Bestseller.
  • Player. Notable decisions, typical representatives of their class. These are mass products that form the main sales in certain segments.
  • Challenger. Phones of this category have not matured to the Player class, but have a number of attractive features (for example, cost; but it can also become a negative factor, and then the Player turns into a Challenger), they may lack many functions that have become standard for a particular class. As a rule, devices from manufacturers of the second and third tiers or overpriced phones from large manufacturers fall into the Challenger category.
  • Technology for the sake of technology. Niche products, interesting for their technical solutions, but not intended for a wide audience. Nokia 7710 can serve as an example of this kind. Based on its capabilities, the device is interesting, but its size and speed negate its advantages and make it niche.
  • Not for everyone. Niche solutions that usually differ by an extraordinary design or the presence of unique, but unnecessary features.Designed for a narrow group of buyers who buy original things for self-expression.
  • An ordinary product. This category includes devices that are initially focused on everyone and no one. Phones with no distinct features, making them one of many on the market.
  • Outsider. Phones that, contrary to common sense, enter the market and do not even attract consumers to a small extent. Dead products, not designed for any sales.

E-Ten Company

Glofiish X500+

Date of appearance: May 20–30
Approximate cost: 20,500 rubles. ($800)
Rating: Player

An interesting continuation of a very high-quality model E-Ten X500. Among the main changes – an updated version of the OS, Windows Mobile 6 and a display with VGA (640×480 pixels) resolution. Also note the 2 megapixel camera with autofocus. The appearance of the communicator has remained the same, but for the X500+ the black body color has been chosen. The case is made of plastic with sputtering to achieve the effect of a velvety surface (soft-touch), as in the X500 model. Other characteristics are completely identical to the X500.

Before a full review, it is impossible to speak with confidence about the performance of the device, but the combination of a VGA-resolution screen and a Samsung 400 MHz processor is already causing questions for some users. Here you can see that the Acer n311 handheld with an identical combination of "processor + screen" works without noticeable lags. The Glofiish X500+ is likely to be the first Windows Mobile 6-based PDA to hit the retail market, as well as one of the few PDAs with a VGA display.

The cost of the device at the time of the start of sales will be approximately 20,000 rubles, there is no information about whether it will decrease yet, although it is logical to assume some decline after several months of sales. The communicator has good prospects on the market, both due to its combination of functionality and user interest in the new OS version. This will be the first opportunity to see Windows Mobile 6 Professional in action.

i-Mate

i-Mate JAMA

Date of appearance: May 10–15
Approximate cost: 13,000 rubles. ($500)
Rating: Challenger

A keyless communicator belonging to the class of budget solutions. Among the features include a processor from Samsung with a clock frequency of 300 MHz, decent battery life, as well as compact dimensions of the model. The communicator has a Bluetooth interface, and also has a good set of built-in additional software.

According to the results of our testing, the device has a number of problems, but they can be attributed to the test sample. If these shortcomings are corrected, the device has a chance on the budget solutions market. It is quite capable of competing with the HTC P3400, offering more functionality (processor, Wi-Fi) for similar money.

May 2007 news. Russian market of Windows Mobile devices

In April, several manufacturers at once pleased us with the news about the release of updates for their products. Two manufacturers have officially confirmed the release of updates for their devices to Windows Mobile 6.

And if everything is clear with E-Ten, which promised to release updates for the E-Ten X500 and Glofiish M700, then HTC's step was surprising. Let me remind you that before that the Taiwanese assured the public that no updates for existing products on the transition to a new OS, except for the HTC X7500, will not be released. However, in mid-April, information appeared on the Swedish Qtek website that the updates would still affect the entire new series of devices. Later, a document confirming this information was posted on the official website. Thus, HTC will release an update to Windows Mobile 6 for HTC X7500, S620, P3300, P4350, TyTN. Estimated date is June.

April did not indulge in announcements, so only a few devices are expected to hit the market in May. As we said last month, E-Ten announced an update to their X500 communicator. The new device received the X500+ index and is quite an interesting solution. HTC in May will introduce the belated smartphone S710, whose release was scheduled for April. With a high degree of probability, the i-Mate JAMA communicator will go on retail sale in May. Now about all the new products in order.

Statistics

Total new models – 3

What it looks like

  • A bestseller is a model that has outstanding performance (this may be the price, and not just the technical characteristics). You should pay close attention to models marked with the word Bestseller.
  • Player. Notable decisions, typical representatives of their class. These are mass products that form the main sales in certain segments.
  • Applicant. Phones of this category have not matured to the Player class, but have a number of attractive features (for example, cost; but it can also become a negative factor, and then the Player turns into a Challenger), they may lack many functions that have become standard for a particular class. As a rule, devices from manufacturers of the second and third tiers or overpriced phones from large manufacturers fall into the Challenger category.
  • Technology for the sake of technology. Niche products, interesting for their technical solutions, but not intended for a wide audience. Nokia 7710 can serve as an example of this kind. Based on its capabilities, the device is interesting, but its size and speed negate its advantages and make it niche.
  • Not for everyone. Niche solutions that usually differ by an extraordinary design or the presence of unique, but unnecessary features. Designed for a narrow group of buyers who buy original items for self-expression.
  • An ordinary product. This category includes devices that are initially focused on everyone and no one. Phones with no distinct features, making them one of many on the market.
  • Outsider. Phones that, contrary to common sense, enter the market and do not even attract consumers to a small extent. Dead products, not designed for any sales.

E-Ten Company

Glofiish X500+

Date of appearance: May 20–30 Estimated cost: 20,500 rubles. ($800) Grade: Player

An interesting continuation of a very high-quality model E-Ten X500. Among the main changes – an updated version of the OS, Windows Mobile 6 and a display with VGA (640×480 pixels) resolution. Also note the 2 megapixel camera with autofocus. The appearance of the communicator has remained the same, but for the X500+ the black body color has been chosen. The case is made of plastic with sputtering to achieve the effect of a velvety surface (soft-touch), as in the X500 model. Other characteristics are completely identical to the X500.

Before a full review, it is impossible to speak with confidence about the performance of the device, but the combination of a VGA-resolution screen and a Samsung 400 MHz processor is already causing questions for some users. Here you can see that the Acer n311 handheld with an identical combination of "processor + screen" works without noticeable lags. The Glofiish X500+ is likely to be the first Windows Mobile 6-based PDA to hit the retail market, as well as one of the few PDAs with a VGA display.

The cost of the device at the time of the start of sales will be approximately 20,000 rubles, there is no information about whether it will decrease yet, although it is logical to assume some decline after several months of sales. The communicator has good prospects in the market, both due to its combination of functionality and user interest in the new OS version. This will be the first opportunity to see Windows Mobile 6 Professional in action.

i-Mate

i-Mate JAMA

Date of appearance: May 10–15 Approximate cost: 13,000 rubles. ($500) Grade: Contender

A keyless communicator belonging to the class of budget solutions. Among the features include a processor from Samsung with a clock frequency of 300 MHz, decent battery life, as well as compact dimensions of the model. The communicator has a Bluetooth interface, and also has a good set of built-in additional software.

According to the results of our testing, the device has a number of problems, but they can be attributed to the test sample. If these shortcomings are corrected, the device has a chance in the budget solutions market. It is quite capable of competing with the HTC P3400, offering more functionality (processor, Wi-Fi) for similar money.

Gigabyte Company

Gigabyte GSmart i300

Date of appearance: May 20–25 Approximate cost: 17,000 rubles. ($660) Grade: Challenger

Another keyless communicator, this time from Gigabyte. The model is made of white lacquered plastic and is able to compete with i-Mate JAMA in its dimensions. At the same time, the device cannot be called budget. Judging by official data, we have a fairly functional communicator for moderate money.

Judge for yourself: 2 megapixel camera with autofocus, 256 MB flash-memory, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, as well as an Intel PXA270 processor with a frequency of 520 MHz (the frequency, as usual, can probably be increased). The description is completed by the built-in GPS-module based on the SiRF Star III chip. Only the QVGA-screen and Windows Mobile 5.0 do not fit into this idyllic picture a little. However, by the time sales start in Russia, the device has every chance of switching to Windows Mobile 6, the corresponding update is already available on the official website of the company.

It has become a tradition for Gigabyte to release communicators with a display of the minimum diagonal for comfortable operation. Here the situation repeats itself, the diagonal of the screen in the i300 is only 2.4”. Users of previous models of the company are already familiar with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2019 S 560 4MATIC (C217), but beginners may have problems. Nevertheless, aiming each time at such a small diagonal with a stylus is a matter of long-term habit. Otherwise, we have a well-balanced communicator. The model has prospects, although it is too early to talk about its success. In June, several strong devices should appear, so the competition will be tangible.

It has become a tradition for Gigabyte to release communicators with a display of the minimum diagonal for comfortable operation. Here the situation repeats itself, the diagonal of the screen in the i300 is only 2.4”. For users of previous models of the company, this is already Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2019 S 560 4MATIC (C217) Black Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2019 S 560 4MATIC (C217) Black , apparently familiar, but beginners may have problems. Nevertheless, aiming each time at such a small diagonal with a stylus is a matter of long-term habit. Otherwise, we have a well-balanced communicator. The model has prospects, although it is too early to talk about its success. In June, several strong devices should appear, so the competition will be tangible.

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