— Mobile Technology
Siemens release new M55
Monday July 28, 2003
Siemens new M55 GPRS/Tri Band phone incorporates a rubberised sports-skin, digital voice recording, LED call indicators on the side panels for indiscreet use in darkness and pre-installed extreme sports games including Cliff Diving and Skateboarding.
Like the Siemens S55 (but without built-in Bluetooth), the M55 is compatible with the QuickPic Camera, which comes with an integrated flash.
While the robust exo-skeleton and rubberised skin provide durability, the key attraction of the M55 is the gaming and multimedia applications. These include an integrated Mobile Synthesiser for mixing ringtones and composing MMS soundtracks and full-colour Java gaming.
The four LED side-panels can be programmed to flash different rhythms and patterns for particular callers.
Other notable features of the new M55 include GPRS Class 8 data transfer, Tri Band (GSM 900/1800/1900) support, 250 hours of standby time and 300 minutes of talk time and an in-built loudspeaker for hands-free use.
The Siemens M55 retails for AUD$499. The QuickPic (IQP-500) Camera with integrated flash is sold separately and costs AUD$175.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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