BenQ Mobile presented the ultra-slim S81 UMTS telephone at the 3GSM World Congress. At only a slender 13 mm, the S81 is one of the slimmest UMTS-mobiles on the market to offer complete UMTS functionality.
Movies and video clips can be downloaded or watched on the move in real time via a fast UMTS connection (data rate of up to 384 Kbps) and in superb quality thanks to video streaming and downloading in H264/AAC+ format. Additionally, music plays directly onto the mobile via UMTS-supported audio streaming or downloading in the formats MP3, AAC, AAC+, AMR and WMA and can be listened to anytime and anywhere via the stereo headset supplied. For excellent wireless sound experience, the Headset Bluetooth Stereo (EU/UK) HHB-180/181 is also available as an accessory.
The BenQ-Siemens S81 is equipped for video calls with a second camera (VGA) above the large 2-inch TFT screen (262,144 colors, 176 x 220 pixels). Calls can then be made face to face in handsfree mode or with the Headset Bluetooth Comfort (EU/UK) HHB-160/161 (available as an accessory) to friends and colleagues. The Headset connects wirelessly via the mobile's Bluetooth interface and permits a particularly high level of comfort, weighing in at only 19g.
The S81 UMTS all-rounder provides a 1.3 megapixel camera with 10x digital zoom, LED photolight and separate camera key for spontaneous snapshots. A photo editor is also integrated for subsequently touching up the photos. Special moments can even be captured in moving pictures on the built-in camcorder.
The elegant S81 offers multimedia enjoyment plus business features. Due to its built-in organizer function, all key data can be synchronized easily with an office PC. The S81 provides access to appointments, address data, personal memos and e-mails in an instant. The S81 offers 30 MB of built-in storage extended up to 1 GB using microSD(tm) cards.
The BenQ-Siemens S81 will be available in Q2/2006 in a Black/Silver color variant. Prices will be determined locally.