SENDO announces new phones
Sendo announced at the 3GSM World Congress that it will introduce two new additions to its GSM mobile phone ranges: the S230 and J530. With an unprecedented twelve games, the S230 and J530 set a new standard for mobile fun. Four of the games use the popular SMS system offering two-player interactive games, allowing one player to challenge another, whether they are next door or on opposite sides of the world. J530 is the smaller and lighter of the two phones, weighing in at only 75g. In addition to features shared with the S230, the Sendo J530 adds a real email client. The J530 also offers Voice Dial, so you can make a call just by saying a name, and Voice Memo, which lets the user record a short note. Z100 Multimedia Smartphone Sendo also said that it will ship the first few thousand Z100 Multimedia Smartphones to "friendly users" shortly. Hugh Brogan, CEO of Sendo, said: "This is a very sophisticated product, integrating new technologies like GPRS, Microsoft Windows® Smartphone 2002, a colour screen and advanced applications. These users will give valuable feedback as we move the launch into the second phase." "Many of these users will be the first to experience the Z100 in a corporate environment. It will be the first time a device with the range of abilities that the Z100 has will be put into so many consumers' hands. Working with our operator customers we will gain valuable insight into what features and applications are most important to these users." In addition to these new applications, Sendo will also demonstrate, for the first time at an exhibition, some of the Z100's more advanced features, such as internet surfing with GPRS, over-the-air synchronisation of Microsoft Outlook and email, and high quality audio/video playback. Manufacturing expansion Sendo also announced that it is manufacturing in Europe now at two sites, Kidsgrove, UK and Kladno, Czech Republic. The new plants operate on similar manufacturing models as Sendo's existing Asian production.