Snapshot by Ricky Cadden on Friday December 05, 2008.
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At the 3GSM Asia event in Macau, recently, a new Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional smartphone was shown off, dubbed the iCEphone. Built by TheMedicalPhone, this peculiar smartphone features a three-paneled form factor, allowing the user to choose between a QWERTY keyboard, a gaming-oriented keypad, or the 3" touchscreen display. The phone gets its name from the dedicated emergency button that, when pressed, sends the current GPS location and other information to emergency services in the area.
The iCEphone also features a ruggedized casing, offering protection from shock and water. The iCEphone is set to be available in Q2 2009, priced at US$1000, and is being targeted at military and other government uses.
|Specifications for the TheMedicalPhone iCEphone|
|Operating System||Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional|
|Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, UMTS 2100MHz|
|Size||127mm x 60.8mm x 23.3mm (5" x 2.4" x .9")|
|Battery Life||Estimated 3 days standby time|
|Estimated 5 hours talk time|
|Main Display||3" 264k color (240x400 pixels) touchscreen TFT|
|Camera||3.1 megapixel autofocus with LED flash|
|POP3/IMAP/SMTP and Web-based|
|Memory||128MB ROM, 256MB RAM, microSD card slot|
|Availability||Planned Q2 2009|
|Other||Speakerphone, built-in GPS, QWERTY keyboard, innovative three-panel design|
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