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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:05 pm    Post subject: Easy Devices release the Eten M500 PDA Phone Reply with quote

Easy devices sent us a press release about a new product they have available in the UK: the Eten M500, a new PDA phone made in the far east.

The M500 is a Windows Mobile 2003 (second edition) based device running a Samsung 400Mhz Processor. It sports 64Mb Ram and 128 Mb Rom, with a QVGA screen.

It has a quad band GSM phone allowing it to be used on all world wide GSM networks. It also utilises GPRS Class10, which makes it an all round performer and competition for the new band of O2 XDA devices. What is different from the O2 devices is that the Eten M500 is sold SIM free so you can connect it to any GSM network you want to.

As the Eten is SIM free there is no contract subsidy for the phone, but Easy Devices are selling it with a price tag of £370.13 which makes it comprable to top end PDAs.

With companies like Co-Pilot and TomTom providing interactive products and services requiring a PDA to connect to the Internet to communicate devices like this are ideal.

The following is the full Easy Devices press release:
Easy Devices Press Release wrote:

Eten M500 Now Available from easydevices

The Product

The perfect combination of wireless technology and style

E-TEN M500, a Microsoft Windows Mobile Software based Pocket PC Phone, is the latest offering from Eten Corporation. It has built-in Bluetooth technology and quad-band GSM/GPRS phone capability.
With an integrated 1.3 Mega pixel digital camera, on-the-move picture taking is now not only convenient but also of exceptional quality. The M500’s built-in camera really does allow for crystal clear images and also does video recording. The camera also has a 4x digital zoom.



M500 Features

Style and performance with a twist
> Sleek and compact design
> Internal antenna
> 400 MHz processor

Non-stop storage
> 130 MB user accessible memory
> SD card slot compatibility provides unlimited space

Always connected on the move
> Built-in quad-band GSM module
> Data support GPRS Class B, Multi-slot Class 10
> Bluetooth® technology
> Speakerphone function
> Call Recognition function provides the individual photo from the entry of
your contact for immediate recognition.

Compelling multimedia experience
Image Captures Anywhere, Anytime
> Built-in 1.3 megapixels digital camera with zoom function.
> Support video recording.
> Polyphonic, MIDI, MP3 and WMA file format support
> Send/receive pictures, graphics, and vCard and vCal
> Play on-line games
> Downloadable today screens, wav ring tones and games


Touching Features
> GSM quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
> GPRS Class B, Multi-slot Class 10
> 240 x 320, 65,536 colors TFT LCD
> Built-in 1.3 mega pixels digital camera with flash light
> 4x digital zoom
> Video recording
> Built-in Bluetooth®
> Built-in SDIO card slot for expansion memory and peripherals
> Messaging functionality includes MMS, SMS, email and MSN® Messenger
> Internet browsing
> Multimedia features (MP3/WMA/WMV)
> Polyphonic, MIDI, WAV, MP3 ringtones
> Speakerphone and voice recorder
> Voice command
> Personal information management and full email support (IMAP/POP3)



M500 Specification

Operating System Windows Mobile™ 2003 Second Edition software for Pocket PC Phone Edition
Processor Samsung S3C 2440 400 MHz Processor
Memory 128 MB Flash ROM, 64 MB SDRAM
Display 2.8", 240 x 320, 65,536 colors TFT LCD
Dimensions(LxWxH) 111.7 x 60.7 x 22 mm
Weight 170 g
Communications GSM quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, GPRS Class B / Multi-slot Class10
Camera Built-in 1.3 mega pixels, up to 1280 x 960 resolution
Expansibility SDIO card slot
Interface/Audio Built-in microphone and speaker, external stereo headset jack
Interface/Data IrDA, USB Sync
Ergonomic Design Touch screen for stylus or fingertip, navigation button, power button, 2 quick application buttons, send/end button, record button, volume control
Battery 1440 mAh Li-Ion, rechargeable, replaceable

Talk time: 3.5~4 hours,
Stand by: 150~200 hours,
Pocket PC usage:10~15 hours
* depend on usage

Software(pre-loaded*) Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Voice Recorder, Notes, Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player 10 (MP3, WMA and WMV), Calculator, Solitaire, Jawbreaker, Inbox, Microsoft Reader (eBooks)*, File Explorer, Pictures, Terminal Services Client*, VPN Client, Infrared Beaming, Clock, Align Screen, Memory, Volume control, ClearType Tuner* (*except for Asian languages)

E-TEN Exclusive Applications Backup Utility: Utility for Backup/Restore to Main Memory, Memory Card or Flash Disk
Phone Tools: SIM Toolkit, SIM Manager, Incoming Call Recognition(Personal pictures, Personal ring tones), Speed Dial, Phone Setting, Call Filter, Scenario Wizard
MMS Composer
Multimedia Tools: Camera, Image Maker, Multimedia Manager, Multimedia Player, Photo Wizard
Utilities: Quick Link, Battery Meter, Zoom SMS, Configuration Wizard
Packing List E-TEN M500, stylus, cradle, USB sync cable, AC adapter, headset, leather case, Companion CD, quick start guide.

Accessories
(Optional) USB host cable, battery pack, car charger, portable keyboard, BluetoothR GPS kit, BluetoothR Headset.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting, but no mention of intergrated bluetooth or WiFi
PDA2 still looks the best, 520MHz with PDA2K close second.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no WiFi, but it does have integrated Bluetooth.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the iMate PDA2K has a 400MHz processor and it also has just Bluetooth and not WiFi and is priced around £550. This device is £370 inc. VAT.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EasyD2 wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the iMate PDA2K has a 400MHz processor and it also has just Bluetooth and not WiFi and is priced around £550. This device is £370 inc. VAT.


not acording to this
http://www.expansys.com/product.asp?code=I-MATE_III
as does the PDA2, 520MhZ but you are right at a much higher pice
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you need some info on it I have been following this device for 2 months now. here is a thread where it is being evaluated by the public.

http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=557296&perpage=30&pagenumber=1

it is actually the second huge post about this device, everybody seem to like it. 35 pages worth of reading.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no mention of flight only (mobile off) mode ?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has a flightmode, and it's much faster than Qtek S100. (using it since some weeks.) like it a lot.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to let everybody know that EasyDevices.co.uk, as one of the UK's Authorised ETEN Resellers now have stock of the new Eten M500.

Of course availability will be on a first come first served basis.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:21 am    Post subject: Eten M500 vs O2 XDA Mini Reply with quote

Hi, i just wanna know, which one better between O2 XDA Mini vs Eten M500???
thanks for your information.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DO NOT BUY FROM EasyDevices, they may be cheap, but if you have a problem you will find out why! My first Mio 168 developed a fault after less than a week, they tried to fob me off with a replacement, but I insisted on a new unit. I believe in fact I was given a re-furb. This developed a fault as well a couple of months later. It took me three e-mails and two phone calls to get them to agree to have the unit picked up. The courier company they used, then managed to smash the screen on my Mio.

Now Easydevices are telling me that I have to claim from the courier myself!! After being in contact with Trading Standards I know this is rubbish, but still they will not give me a new unit!! Over a month has passed now, and it looks like I will have to take them to the small claims court to get a refund. Oh and the company they use to repair the units will not give you the unit back unless you agree to pay the repair charge, which is over 200 Euros for a new screen and the actual fault to be fixed.
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