updated 05:00 pm EDT, Fri April 25, 2008
Philips M600 Music Phone
Philips on Friday unveiled its latest cellular phone, the dual-band GSM M600. The M600 is meant to appeal to music fans, as it offers SRS Labs' WOW equalizer technology to enhance sound quality and simulate 3D surround sound in the MP3, WAV and AAC format files it supports. Otherwise, the phone is optimized for music listening with dedicated navigation hotkeys, and an included set of in-ear headphones as well as up to 40 hours of music playback.
A Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP connection allows for hands-free headset calling or syncing with other devices. Files are stored on a microSD card.
The M600's other features include a 2-inch, 170x220-pixel, 256K color display while a 1.3-megapixel camera can shoot stills as well as MPEG4-video. Java MIDP 2.0 support allows for gameplay while simple web browsing is accomplished via the WAP 2.0/xHTML interface.
For now, only China is to get the M600, though the phone also allows T9 text input in English, French, Russian or Turkish. No prices have been announced.[via Slashphone]