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VK Mobile's Hot VK5000 EDGE Phone at CeBIT

Gallery by Michael Oryl on Sunday March 12, 2006.

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The VK5000 from VK Mobile is a very impressive tri-band GSM/EDGE handset that combines a very slim form factor with a full feature set. Measuring a miniscule 91.8mm x 50.9 mm x 9.9mm (3.6" x 2.0" x .4"), the VK5000 is only very slightly wider than a Motorola SLVR L7, but is a full 22mm (.9") shorter, and a bit over 1mm thinner. Two triband GSM versions of the VK5000 are available. One of the two versions should work on any GSM network in the world.

Instead of the typical LCD display, the VK5000 uses a new OLED display with a 128x160 resolution and the ability to show 260k colors. Like other OLED displays we've seen, it has a barely perceptible refresh that often becomes obvious in photos, just as you would see when photographing a television. You'll notice that the bottom half of the display has deeper colors in the example on the next page. While it lacks a memory card slot of any kind, the VK5000 has an amazing 1GB of internal flash storage built-in. That's great news since the VK5000 has a 1.3 megapixel camera and the ability to play MP3, AAC, AAC+, and eAAC+ music files, as well as record video at 15fps.

Other features of note include Bluetooth, an email client, JAVA MIDP 2.0 support, and 40 voice polyphonic sound. Pretty amazing for such a small handset.

You'll find more live photos of the VK5000 from the 2006 CeBIT show on the next page.


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