updated 02:15 pm EST, Fri February 16, 2007
G-Smart q60 smartphone
A newer competitor in the smartphone arena is Giga-Byte, who unveiled their G-Smart q60 at this week's 3GSM World Congress. Features should be competitive with any modern phone, since the q60 uses a 520MHz XScale processor, and supports wireless technologies such as 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, and digital radio and TV tuning. Two cameras are included as well, those being a 2.1-megapixel still model, and a VGA camera on the front for video calls. EDGE and UMTS broadband are supported, but the phone is unlikely to come to North America in its current state -- calls are sent through tri-band GSM. It will first arrive in Taiwan this summer, with a European deployment to follow.