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ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review

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ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review


The M600+ sports a candybar design with internal antenna, typical for such a device. Its dimensions are normal for a feature-rich device, it fits nicely into the hand with and its weight causes no inconvenience. Carrying it on a belt, in its case, is not a problem, but it is clearly felt when carried in a pocket, something normal for all Pocket PCs at the moment. Its construction is very solid and the only noticeable movement comes from the battery cover – it is very slight and does not produce any annoying sound.

ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review


Changing the material, which the phone is made of, is an interesting idea by ETEN – the big difference is in the front part of it. The plastic around the Eten sign and the M600+ one (where it said Pocket PC in its predecessor) is now mat, while it was a bit glossy with the M600. This is probably made in order to make it easier for you to keep the phone clean. But it looks like this surface is easily scratched as we got few minor scratches during the tests, although we were very cautious while using the phone. The upper part (around the SD slot) is glossy, which is in fact colored in indigo, a slightly transparent almost black surface – it is where the infrared eye is hidden. The surface of the battery cover is also slightly changed as the bumps on it are now slightly bigger which makes the phone more comfortable to hold in the hand.

ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
M600+ compared to M600

The display of the M600+ is the same as the one of the M600 – nothing has changed in this aspect. It is touch-sensitive with a resolution of 240x320 pixels and displays up to 65 thousand colors. Its diagonal size is 3 inches, as big as the HTC Wizard's screen (T-Mobile MDA, Cingular 8125). We placed them one next to the other, compared them and noticed that they have the similar brightness and contrast, but the display of the Eten has a yellow shade (while the MDA's one is more like pink). Both displays are hard to see in bright light but are well-lit in dark.

ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review


The M600+ buttons are the same as those in the M600 both in terms of size and form, but this time they're mat, not glossy. There are four buttons and a d-pad at the lower part of the front. The four buttons consist of two Shortcut Keys, Answer and Reject keys just below them. The upper ones feel comfortable when pressed, but it would have been even better if these were Soft Keys, which is good for single-hand use. That's the case with the MDA. All four buttons are designed so that they can be easily pressed with the stylus.
The D-pad is quite small and inconvenient to use, as pressing any of its directions or the middle buttons is quite hard.

 
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review


At the left side of the phone (from top to bottom) we have the camera button (also used for taking pictures), slider for adjusting the volume and voice commands button. Since they are placed a bit too close to each other, they are not that convenient to use. The sound slider is easy to reach and very convenient to use.
The functions of four of the buttons (camera, Voice Command and the two on the front) can be changed by the user.

ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review

The power button is placed on the top, to the right, which is standard for Windows Mobile PPC phones. The possibility of pressing it accidentally is very limited because it's lower than the surface around it and is a little bit hard to push it, unlike its predecessor, although the size and the design of the button are the same. 
The ETEN M600+ has no lit buttons and this makes it quite inconvenient to use in the dark. But as they are not very useful, you will probably use the touch screen only.    

There are two LEDs placed at the upper part of the front side. The left one indicates whether Bluetooth or WiFi is turned on, and the right one is a Service Light and blinks: in green when the phone is turned on, in orange – when you have a missed call or new message, and in solid red – when the it's charging. The slot for the SD cards is also placed on the upper side. 

ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review


The headset port is placed on the left side; it is 2.5mm stereo and there is a small rubber cover placed over it, which is quite hard to remove and looks quite unstable. The Eten connector is placed on the bottom side of the phone. It is where the USB cable is plugged (and the charger plugs into it).

ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review


The stylus is placed to the left of this socket, but if the phone is placed on the cradle, it's quite hard to draw it out. The stylus is extendable and most of the times it stretches open just as it's drawn out; its quite comfortable but you may have a problem placing it back in, because if you do not insert it the right way, it may not get back in entirely, and then it's also harder to draw it back out.  

ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review
ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review

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Eten M600+

Eten M600+

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 5.0
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Display240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 400 MHz, Samsung S3C 2440 processor
64 MB RAM
Size4.40 x 2.40 x 0.86 inches
(111.5 x 60.5 x 22 mm)
5.82 oz  (165 g)
Battery1440 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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