Philips 192 Candybar. Getting back to Europe?

Do you remember the last time you saw Philips mobile phone selling officially in western part of Europe? No? Me too.

While there are still some quite interesting and durable phones under Philips Xenium brand in Asia, Philips has withdrawn from European mobile market a long time ago.

They’ve even sold off their mobile phone division to Chinese contract manufacturer, with the rights of market the phones under the Philips brand until 2011.

Now it looks like the new owners are thinking about returning Philips cell phones to Europe. And they will start doing it the way China is famous for – entering new market with very basic and ultra-cheap product – Philips 192 candybar.

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Czech mobile site Idnes.cz reports that Philips 192 first launch in Portugal. Other European markets may follow soon.

Philips 192 is a very basic dual band (900/1800) GSM phone with 128×128 px, 65K color CSTN display, 650 mAh battery that can last up to 10 days on stand-by, 104.5x45x12.8 mm dimensions and 59.7gr weight.

Philips 192 is expected to sell for under 40 Euro.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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