#MWC09: Giga-Byte Gsmart S1200 hands-on review and video demo

Taiwanese Giga-byte Communications is another Windows Mobile smartphone manufacturer that came up with it’s own full touchscreen handset at MWC 2009 in Barcelona.

It’s called Giga-Byte GSmart S1200.

I had a chance to play a bit with this new handset, and I rather liked it.

Among many other full touchscreen handsets introduced in Barcelona, I can not say that there’s something to wow you  in GSmart S1200. Nothing really stands out.

On the other hand S1200 is a  well specc’ed and well designed Windows Mobile smartphone, with a very responsive 3.1”  touchscreen display and  it’s own custom, touch optimized UI called “Smart Zone”.

This “Smart Zone” UI is based on Flash, and looks pretty simple, clean and intuitive. In a few minutes I had time to play with it, I was able to easily navigate around the phone and find any function I wanted pretty fast. And the new UI can completely hide the cluttered WM screen, making  S1200 feel like a simple feature phone.

About the only beef I have with GSmart S1200 is it’s 3 megapixel camera, which is a bit on the smallish side for a flagship product.

Here’s video overview of Gsmart S1200 features:

And some live pics of GSmart S1200:

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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