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Velocity unveils new smartphone, the 83


Snapshot by Ricky Cadden on Friday September 19, 2008.

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Velocity 83
Velocity 83

Last week at CTIA in San Francisco, CA, Velocity Mobile quietly revealed a new model, the 83. Powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, the Velocity 83 is a slender smartphone with a built-in GPS receiver and a pair of microSD card slots. One card slot is available for storage, while the other one is designed to be used to store maps for your GPS navigation software.

The Velocity 83's roomy 2.8" QVGA touchscreen display is where you'll experience the Velocity-developed Odyssey user interface, designed to make things more finger-friendly. A 2 megapixel camera is located on the back of this smartphone, and WiFi is on board for high-speed data. Cellular connectivity is handled by quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) support, as well.

The Velocity 83 is currently planned to be available in November, priced around US$500. No word yet on which particular markets will see the device first, though.


Specifications for the Velocity 83
Operating System Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Data GPRS/EDGE/WiFi
Size 112mm x 59.5mm x 12.1mm (4.4" x 2.3" x .5")
Weight 103g (3.6oz)
Battery Life Estimated 8 days standby time
Estimated 4 hours talk time
Main Display 2.8" 65k color QVGA touchscreen TFT, 240x320 pixel resolution
Camera 2 megapixel
Video Record/Playback
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM
Email POP3/IMAP/SMTP
Bluetooth Yes with A2DP
Memory 128MB internal, dual microSD card slots
Availability Planned November 2008
Other Speakerphone, built-in GPS receiver, Odyssey user interface/td>

 

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