updated 10:35 am EST, Fri December 29, 2006
CECT IP1000 PDA phone
As a sign of the growing affluence of some of China's population, CECT has debuted the IP1000, a PDA phone that's superior in some respects to its Japanese and European competitors. The display is a 2.2-inch QVGA touchscreen, sporting 260,000 colors; the camera is a four-megapixel autofocus model. Perhaps most remarkable is the phone's battery life, which amounts to 1,000 hours of standby, 24 hours of MP3 playback, and up to 12 hours when showing MP4 video. The phone also has dictionary and notepad functions. No information is available on the unit's pricing, but it should already be on sale in China.