BenQ EF51 music phone announced

Feb 13 2006 - 07:03 AM ET | 3GSM, Siemens

BenQ EF513GSM 2006 -- The BenQ EF51 looks at first glance like a music player (it has a certain Creative Zen Micro vibe), but in reality it's both a mobile phone and a music player. Technically called the BenQ-Siemens EF51, it's a highly music-oriented device that ups the ante for music phones.

Feature wise the BenQ EF51 sports:

  • 128 x 128 pixel screen with 262K colors
  • Music player with support for MP3, WMA, AAC and AAC+
  • Innovative voice control function for music player (speak the name of a track to play it)
  • miniSD card slot
  • Stereo Bluetooth support
  • 1.3 megapixel camera

The BenQ EF51 should start shipping in the second quarter in both black and white color schemes. Prices will vary by local.

BenQ also announced a HSDPA compatible handset called the EF91.