« PreviousNext »

BenQ P50 Review

21 February 2006

benq p50.jpg
Mobile-review reviews the BenQ P50 and writes – ‘After two weeks of active use and tests of Siemens/BenQ P50 as the main phone we can say the following. We liked the device, it is solid and proportional, it has nice design, its weight and dimensions are appropriate for comfortable use. Using its keyboard you can quite compose not long letters in English.

The P50 lacks the new operating system Windows Mobile 5.0 – it prevents from a full value use of the communicator without the stylus pen and the touchscreen, only the keyboard and soft buttons are involved. Some other stuff important to a business user is also missing. For example, there is no Persistent Storage (data won’t be lost at a strong battery discharge), but old Pocket Office, which loses format at file editing. Push-mail is also lacking. ‘

CNET reviews the BenQ P50 and writes – ‘The BenQ P50 is a hulking grey beast that weighs in at 170g. Not too heavy considering the myriad of features embedded within, its brick-like design gives the impression that it is weightier than it seems. Most people we showed the P50 to found it a tad too bulky but liked the strong build quality. Many also agreed that the dark color casing added to the whole rugged, stain-resistant look and feel for the handheld.’

Mobile Whack reviews the BenQ P50 and writes -‘The integrated 1.3 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom takes care of your mobile photography needs. The P50 can handle most of the major audio/video formats for playback. You can even set MP3 clips to be your ringtones. Connectivity options are aplenty. You can choose from WLAN, GPRS, Bluetooth, IrDA, USB, and SDIO.’

If those phone had come out on schedule, I think it would’ve been a pretty big hit. As it stands, it’s pretty late – there’s a ton of competition. The lack of Windows Mobile 5.0 is a glaring flaw… with all the delays there’s simply no excuse for this oversight. Hopefully an upgrade will be released soon.. but it’s pretty unlikely.

Check current prices on the BenQ P50.

Comments are closed.