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:
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