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BenQ to introduce super-slim phone in Asia

T60 handset is a break from the company's designs.


BenQ has never really been known for its stylish handset designs or, for that matter, slim phones. But it seems that the company is looking to change that impression with its upcoming T60 mobile phone.

Initially, the most striking thing about the T60 is its profile. It measures less than 9 millimeters thick (0.35 inches), which makes it one of the thinnest handsets in the market today besides the Samsung Ultra Edition phones.

However, what really captured our attention was the T60's beautifully crafted design. Its glossy stainless-steel back plate combined with smooth curves and a minimalist button layout give it a clean yet elegant appearance. Frankly, we would not have expected a phone like the T60 to come from BenQ, so it's a refreshing change to see the Taiwanese company finally break away from its traditional designs.

The specifications for the T60 are typical of a low- to mid-range phone. Its most impressive features (other than the design) are probably the onboard 3.2-megapixel camera and surprisingly generous 2.2-inch QVGA display. You will also get a microSD card expansion slot on top of the built-in 24MB memory, integrated media player, Bluetooth (with A2DP stereo), and FM radio. Once connected to the PC via USB, the T60 can double as a Webcam.

While the stylish T60 is clearly targeted at the fashion-conscious consumer, we suspect it will probably appeal to the mainstream crowd as well with an estimated $200 price tag. It's is currently slated to launch this April in Taiwan, Indonesia, Turkey, Bangladesh, and Vietnam.

(Source: Crave Asia)