Sendo X Smartphone
Sendo? Who? You may well ask,
but Sendo are Britain's only mass producer
of mobile phones, and the Sendo X is the
result of a long and interesting design
In phone terms, Sendo are best known
for very inexpensive but stylish pay-as-you-go
mobiles. However, they also understand Smartphones
having been partners with Microsoft to develop
the platform that ultimately became the
one used by the Orange
MPx200 and Voq Professional.
However, Sendo parted ways with Microsoft
for various reasons and decided to built
a smartphone platform on the Series 60 Symbian
OS licenced from Nokia. The result of this
collaboration is the extremely stylish Sendo
Look closely at the Sendo X and you can
tell that Sendo really know this
type of device. The basics are that the
Sendo X is a tri-band phone weighing 120
grams and is 108cc in volume. The screen
is a large 176x220 pixels with 65,000 colours.
Graphics on the Sendo X are made to run
smoothly with a special graphics accelerator
called Graphix™. The Sendo X supports a
variety of video playback formats including
MPEG-4, H.263, Real Video and RealOne.
camera is a 640x480 VGA resolution with
a flash and red-eye reduction. This puts
it pretty much in the top tier of camera
phones available in the UK market. The Sendo
X can record video as well as stills and
has an album with image editing features.
Sendo claim that the X's audio capabilities
are the best in its class. With 64 polyphonic
ringtones and a specially designed acoustic
speaker system, the Sendo X promises to
sound good. Sendo claim that an entire CD
in RealPlayer format can be stored in the
phone's internal memory.
Speaking of memory, the Sendo X has 64Mb
internally, 32Mb of which is available to
users. Expansion can be had by SD or
MMC memory cards, so you can cram on audio
and video clips to your heart's content.
The Sendo X boasts great connectivity
too. On top of the tri-band GSM with GPRS,
the X has built-in Bluetooth, infra-red
and USB connections. There's a fully-featured
browser and email client too.
As a PDA, the Sendo X can work with your
PC's email client and standard office applications.
Gaming and applications run on Java.
The Sendo X's advanced audio capabilities
lend a hand in the gaming arena too! Added
to this are a whole load of accessories
and all the usual features you'd expect
in a high-end phone.
What's clear about the Sendo X is that
Sendo have spent some time looking at the
details to try to come up with the perfect
phone, and they've come pretty close to
something that will please most people immensely.
It's fully featured without being over-bloated,
stylish without being wacky and it really
does seem to pack everything you'll need
into the box.
X at a glance
pixels, 65,000 colours
110x49x23mm / 120
hours talk / 7 days standby