Philips Xenium W9588 midrange Android flip phone now available in China for a whopping $823
Dec13

Philips Xenium W9588 midrange Android flip phone now available in China for a whopping $823

Philips just launched the Xenium W9588 flip phone in China, and it’s anything but cheap. This isn’t a big surprise, though, for all of the recently released clamshells in Asia are extremely overpriced. This is now like a niche of its own – clamshell smartphones with ludicrous prices and gold accents or styling. Someone must be buying them, for otherwise we wouldn’t see so many options. The Philips W9588 has run...

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Philips Xenium W9588 leaks in China as yet another Android-powered flip phone
Oct14

Philips Xenium W9588 leaks in China as yet another Android-powered flip phone

Flip phones (or clamshells, if you think that sounds better) are apparently becoming more and more trendy in parts of Asia, and especially in China. Today the second Philips-branded such smartphone had its details leaked over there. After the W8568 that we told you about last month, we now present you the Philips W9588. This will bear the Xenium brand so familiar to Philips phone lovers, and it’s due to launch in China soon. The...

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Philips W8568 surfaces in China as yet another Android flip phone
Sep25

Philips W8568 surfaces in China as yet another Android flip phone

Samsung isn’t the only company investing in clamshell smartphones these days, it seems. Meet the Philips W8568. Yes, a flip phone. Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It surfaced in China, with leaked specs attached too. Are people in Asia really this in love with this particular form factor? Or are mobile device companies simply running out of ideas, and, like the fashion industry, desperately look to the past for...

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Philips Xenium W8510 4.7″ Android phone promises 35 days of standby, 14 hours of Web browsing time
Jul18

Philips Xenium W8510 4.7″ Android phone promises 35 days of standby, 14 hours of Web browsing time

The main problem with smartphones nowadays is battery life. Sure, quad-core or octa-core CPUs, loads of RAM, fat internal disks are all nice – but at the end of the day, does your phone actually last until the end of the day? If not, then you’ve got a battery life problem, like so many out there. This could easily be remedied by phone makers by putting bigger batteries inside their devices, but that doesn’t always...

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Dual SIM Philips W8355 tries to take on Samsung Galaxy Grand i9082
Jan11

Dual SIM Philips W8355 tries to take on Samsung Galaxy Grand i9082

There’s a new Philips smartphone that resembles the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Grand i9082 in some aspects: it has a large display without having a high pixel density, it supports two SIM cards, and it runs Android. The new handset is called Philips W8355. It features a 5.3 inch screen with 960 x 540 pixels, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, 3G, Wi-Fi, dual-core 1GHz processor (of unknown provenience), 512MB of RAM, and a 5MP...

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Philips W732 Android smartphone with 2,400 mAh battery promises 13 hrs of talk, 10.5 hrs browsing time
Jul11

Philips W732 Android smartphone with 2,400 mAh battery promises 13 hrs of talk, 10.5 hrs browsing time

Remember Philips? Apparently, it’s still around in the mobile world. What’s more, it’s joined the Android club it seems. Once again, we might add, since we’ve seen some Android devices come from the company in 2009. That was a long time ago, and the upcoming Philips W732 is a decent device, forgettable name aside. The main advertised feature in its case seems to be the 2,400 mAh battery. Alongside some...

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Cheap Philips Xenium X116 dual SIM phone announced
Dec08

Cheap Philips Xenium X116 dual SIM phone announced

Yet another Philips dual SIM phone has been launched in Russia – the Philips Xenium X116. Unlike the Xenium X712 or the Xenium X510 (two other recently released Philips-branded dual SIM handsets), the Xenium X116 is a simple candybar. The new phone’s features include GSM/GPRS connectivity, a 2 inch screen with 176 x 220 pixels, MP3 player, FM radio, built-in flashlight, MicroSD card support (up to 4GB), a spectacular VGA photo camera,...

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LG GD550 and Philips Xenium X712 show up
Apr22

LG GD550 and Philips Xenium X712 show up

Two unannounced phones that have one thing in common have recently showed up, one from LG and another one from Philips: LG GD550 and Philips Xenium X712. The LG GD550 is a slider with a 5MP camera and quad-band GSM connectivity. The phone looks a lot like the LG Pure (seen not too long ago), and I think Pure is just another name for the GD550. The Philips Xenium X712 also has a 5MP camera (this being the phones’ common feature), but,...

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Philips Xenium X510 – new dual SIM phone
Apr21

Philips Xenium X510 – new dual SIM phone

Philips is getting ready to launch a new phone from its Xenium range – the Philips Xenium X510, a slider that comes with dual SIM capabilities. Apart from allowing users to put two SIM cards in it, the Xenium X510 has some rather modest features. The handset comes with a 3.1 inch QVGA touchscreen display, handwriting recognition, Bluetooth, email, built-in games, 2MP camera, MicroSD card support, and dual band GSM connectivity...

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Philips Xenium X312 shows up, offers one month of stand-by
Apr06

Philips Xenium X312 shows up, offers one month of stand-by

Philips Xenium X312 is yet another one of Philips’ phones that come with a powerful battery, being capable of offering up to one month of stand-by time. There are no details about the handset’s other features – however, since the X312 looks almost exactly like the Philips X320, their features might be similar. So we should expect the Philips X312 to have a QVGA display, Bluetooth, Music player, FM radio, 2MP camera, and MicroSD card...

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