|Windows smartphones are sure catching on these days. Looked down upon by Symbian users at a time because of their resource hungry operating systems which were bulky, slow and simply not worth the money, it is Symbian who is now sweating to maintain its lead in the cellular world. Take the latest clamshell for instance. Made by Dopod, the Dopod S300 runs on Windows Mobile 5.0. Having a clamshell form factor, the petite device has a thickness of 15.8 mm and a light weight of 99 grams.|
|The S300 has dual displays. The outer one is a 1.2 inch, 128 x 128 pixels with 65,536 colors TFT display. The primary screen (inside) also has 65,536 colors but is much larger with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and a size of 2.2 inches. The S300 has features such as a dedicated music key and an integrated 1.3 megapixel camera. Since the Dopod S300 runs the latest edition of Windows Mobile 5.0, it comes with support for Push e-mail. Of course, the user also benefits from using a Microsoft operating system by having compatibility with most file formats including PDF documents. The software also incorporates Powerpoint, Word, Excel and the likes. |
The camera of the Dopod S300 doubles as a bar code reader. Similarly the name card management software, simply lets the user scan the card by the camera and its saved for future reference. Both of these are handy features to have.
The design of the handset looks right out of a science fiction program and that is the reason for which it was code-named the Star Trek device during development. The S300 should go on sale in a few months.