updated 02:15 pm EDT, Wed April 30, 2008
BenQ's new C36 music phone
BenQ on Wednesday announced its newest handset, the C36 music phone, which replaces the company's C30. Like its predecessor, the C36 uses top-mount controls for its integrated FM tuner, MP3 library and 1.3-megapixel camera shortcut. The camera is capable of recording AVI format movies and can be utilized as a webcam when connected to a PC via the C36's miniUSB port. The dual-band GSM phone features a 2-inch screen with a 176x220-pixel resolution.
The FM tuner features an instant or scheduled recording function, while supported audio file formats include MP3, WAV, MIDI and AMR. Playback is accomplished either via the dual speakers or the included headset, while files are stored on a microSD card up to 2GBs in size. The C36 also sports an e-book reader and photo editor.
BenQ will launch the C36 in Indonesia in May, and will expand the launch to other countries over the next few months.