Glofiish X800 now shipping to channel partners


The adorably misspelled Glofiish X800 is making its way around the world as we speak. This is the same phone that caused our very own Peter Ha to say the following; “The spec sheet is quite impressive…”

It’s true. He’s right. The device works with 3.5G HSDPA networks, does GPS, and features a 2.8-inch VGA (640×480) display. Remember when you were a kid and you got your first 640×480 display and you played Ski or Die until you thought your hands were about to fall off? Those were the days. But I digress.

The phone also features Windows Mobile 6 and “ETEN’s new mobile shell, an easy-to-customize interface that lets users display all of their most important information on a single screen.”

Full press release plus more specs after the jump.

E-TEN Information Systems is proud to announce that the award-winning Glofiish X800 Pocket PC Phone has begun shipping worldwide. Highlights of the X800 include 3.5G high-speed connectivity, a pixel-sharp high-resolution VGA display and a new powerful mobile shell that make this the most advanced Glofiish device to date.

E-TEN’s next-generation Glofiish X800 Pocket PC Phone has begun shipping to channel partners around the globe. The X800 is E-TEN’s first handset to support 3.5G HSDPA connectivity for high-speed downloads delivering new and improved online services including faster more enjoyable surfing and email, streaming audio and video downloads, VoIP and instant messaging, and video calling.

The X800 was first previewed earlier in the year at CeBIT where it drew considerable interest from show-goers and the media. The handset was next seen at Computex where it was again warmly received and earned a Best of Computex Award. Since that time E-TEN has continued to refine the X800 package and the device now includes E-TEN’s new mobile shell, an easy-to-customize interface that lets users display all of their most important information on a single screen.

The new mobile shell enables features including, photo speed dial, weather forecasts and world time to be displayed and accessed from the Windows Mobile Today Screen offering powerful new opportunities for users to streamline their mobile experience.

Measuring just 113.5 x 60 x 15.8mm the Glofiish X800 includes a high-resolution 2.8-inch VGA (640×480) display and GPS connectivity.

The Glofiish X800 is based on the Window Mobile 6 platform and is available in several languages. Pricing and availability is subject to regional variation but the X800 can be expected to available in key markets within a few weeks.

Full specs, as reported earlier

* Windows Mobile 6 Professional OS
* Samsung SC3 2442, 500 MHz CPU
* 256 MB Flash ROM, 64 MB SDRAM
* 2.8″, 640 x 480 (VGA), 65,536 colors, TFT-LCD touchscreen
* HSDPA / UMTS (2100/1900/850 MHz)
* GSM Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
* EDGE class 10, GPRS class 10
* Bluetooth® v2.0 Class 2 + EDR
* WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g
* Built-in GPS module (SiRF Star III)
* 2 Mpx Auto-Focus with flashlight, up to 1600×1200 resolution camera
* 0.3 Mpx Fixed-Focus Camera for video calls
* 1530 mAh Li-Ion Polymer Battery
* Dimensions: 113.5 (L) x 60.5 (W) x 15.8 (H) mm
* Weight: 139g