Sendo X

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Sendo X
Manufacturer Sendo
Compatible networks GSM 900[1]
GSM 1800[1]
GSM 1900[1]
GPRS[1]
Successor Sendo X2 (canceled)
Weight 120 g (4.2 oz)[1]
Operating system S60[1]
GPU GraphiX[1]
Memory 32MB[1]
Storage 32MB[1]
Removable storage MMC, SD Card[1]
Display TFT, 65K colors with 176 x 220 pixels (2.2 inches, 35 x 44 mm)[1]
Rear camera VGA[1] (640x480) with 4x digital zoom and red-eye reduction
Connectivity Bluetooth, IrDA,[1] USB[2]
Other Flashlight, Java support[1]

The Sendo X was Sendo's first Series 60 based "high-end" phone, developed after Sendo switched from the Microsoft to Symbian / Series 60 platforms.[2]

Among the unique features of the Sendo X, one was the ability for users to download new firmwares from Sendo's website and upgrade the phone from their home computer.

Background[edit]

Sendo shunted multiple times the Sendo Z100 to new release dates, and after cancelling the phone in November 2002 they announced to switch from Microsoft's Smartphone 2002 operating system to the Series 60 platform.[3]

This decision resulted in the 2004Q2 release of the Sendo X.[4]

The phone was supposed to be built by Celestica in the Czech Republic.,[2] however at least some model number stickers mention "Made in the Netherlands". This can be seen in the backside picture found on this page.

Battery compartment of heavily used Sendo X mobile phone

Software[edit]

Sendo Pinball and Funny Farmer.[1]

Sendo licensed Opera Mobile 6.2[5] and updates worked until version 8.0[6]

Reception[edit]

Mobilegazette.com was impressed about the feature richness without being over-bloated and call the phone stylish.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Pakalski, Ingo (21 October 2003). "Symbian-Smartphone von Sendo mit Digitalkamera samt Blitz" (in German). Golem.de. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Sendo X". Mobile Gazette. 28 October 2003. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Ihlenfeld, Jens (7 November 2002). "Sendo kehrt Microsoft den Rücken" (in German). Golem.de. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sendo X review". All About Symbian. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Pakalski, Ingo (13 May 2004). "Opera 6.20 für Series-60-Smartphones erschienen" (in German). Golem.de. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Webbrowser Opera 8.50 für Handys mit Symbian-OS" (in German). Heinz Heise. 14 November 2005. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 

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