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Siemens Introduces the SL56, M56 and SX1 Handsets
Posted: 18-Mar-2003 [Source: Siemens]

[Siemens introduces three GSM/GRPS handsets for the US market. The M56 and SL56 have color displays supporting Java while the SX1 tri-band Smartphone comes equipped with a built-in video player, camcorder, music player and FM radio.]

New Orleans, CTIA -- Siemens mobile today presented three new mobile phones (SL56, M56 and SX1) for the US market featuring color displays and camera functionality. With the introduction of a total of eight models since October 2002 developed specially for the USA, Siemens mobile has managed to double its market share for GSM mobiles in the USA within about a year. All GSM carriers - AT&T Wireless, Cingular Wireless, and T-Mobile (Voicestream) - are now customers of Siemens mobile. Furthermore, AT&T Wireless today announced it would be marketing two more Siemens mobiles: the S56 and C56.

The new mobile phone models presented today at CTIA all support the GSM/GPRS mobile radio standard and will be commercially available starting in the third quarter of this year. The compact SL56, a dual band (GSM 850/1900) slider phone with a keypad that can be opened when needed represents extravagant design and individualization. Buyers of the eye-catching M56, also a dual band device for GSM 850/1900, or the SL56 can use a clip-on camera to send photos over MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service).

Both the M56 and SL56 feature a brilliant color display with 4096 colors and support Java technology. Furthermore, the M56 offers "Cubasis" DJ software from Steinberg, allowing users to produce even more individual polyphonic ringtones. The M56 also signals incoming calls with dynamic light effects on the side of the phone.

The SX1, the first Siemens smartphone with the "Series 60" software platform based on the open operating system Symbian OS is suitable for global use thanks to its triband functionality (GSM 900/1800/1900). The SX1 also has an integrated camera for taking photos and making short video clips. A high-resolution color display with more than 64,000 colors, an MP3 music player, FM radio, Bluetooth and GPRS round out the feature list of the SX1.


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