updated 04:30 pm EST, Mon February 9, 2009
Fido handsets revealed
An image that surfaced last week reveals the approximate release dates and pricing information for several handsets that are coming to Canadian wireless provider Fido, a subsidiary of Rogers. The Samsung F266 is due for a February 10th release, priced at $150 CAD contract-free, or $25 on a two-year term. Little is known about this handset, which would make its debut at Fido in North America. It has a camera, music playback capabilities, Bluetooth and an LCD screen with 176x240 resolution.
According to the leaked image, the Sony Ericsson T303 will be launched early in March, priced at $110 unlocked or $10 on a two-year term. The entry-level slider phone has a 1.3-megapixel camera, just 8MB of onboard memory and no external card slot and relies on a built-in FM radio for any form of audio entertainment.
The LG TE365 is an adaptation of the KS360 clamshell QWERTY phone that is already coming to AT&T as the Neon. As such, it is expected to sport the same QWERTY keyboard and 2.4-inch touchscreen with virtual keypad that allows the dialing of numbers when the handset is closed. There should also be a 2-megapixel camera along with Bluetooth support and an FM radio. Fido is expected to get the handset at the end of March, with pricing set at $175 contract-free or $50 with a two-year term.
Finally, the carbon-neutral Motorola W233 is due for an April 22nd release, priced at just $70 contract-free or $10 on a two-year term. The phone has dual-band GSM support and sports a media player that gets content from a memory card in its microSD slot. [via HowardForums]