Qtek unveils its first clamshell EDGE music phone - 8500
Qtek has unveiled its first mobile phone to feature clamshell form factor - 8500, aka HTC Star Trek, which was announced last week at 3GSM World Congress by i-mate under the name Smartflip. The ulta-thin device weights only 99 grams and is 16mm thick. It is based on Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system and is the first handset from Qtek to support EDGE high-speed data. Qtek's website reveals the multimedia features of the 8500, but fails to mention its smartphone ones. Qtek 8500 sports:
- dual color TFT displays
- 1.3-meg apixels camera (2.0 mega pixels in the Smartflip, according to i-mate)
- microSD memory expansion slot
- dedicated music buttons
Qtek plans to make the 8500 available on the European market in May this year.