In the Hunting Preserve of the Outsider

Hyundai, Acer and ASUS poach in the foreign territory. The hunting season on the mobile telephone market is open not only for Nokia, Sony Ericsson or Samsung. Also does manufacturer put on the watch. Their target: The established companies that chase away customers.

Long time dominated Nokia, Samsung or Sony Ericsson mobile difficult terrain. But at the moment they get more and more outside competition and that not only for Apple or Google.

The new rivals expand their turf and want to make booty in the mobile sector.Companies such as Acer, Toshiba, Hyundai or Garmin also mobile phones on the market in addition to the well-known products such as computers, laptops, monitors or navigation devices. The battle for customers is already in full swing.

Acer: Business Customers In Its Sights

Acer has already switched off an opponent: last year, the Taiwanese manufacturer took over the mobile phone maker E ten. Now, the hunt goes on-especially on business customers.

Acer DX900
If you have two telephone numbers-as a private or a business-, for which this is Acer DX900 an option. The business phone offers space for two SIM cards. So users are accessible two phone numbers on one phone. This is controlled by the device on the 2.8-inch touch screen.

As the operating system, Windows Mobile come 6.1 to use. For the excursion in the mobile World Wide Web, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSDPA last but not least are available. The DX900 with the outside world communicates via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. In addition, the facilities include a GPS chip and a 3-megapixel camera. A second digital camera can be used for video calling and a TV-out allows you to present the contents of the display on the TV. The Acer DX900 should cost less than 520 euros.

Acer M900
With a fingerprint scanner that wants to M900 prevent unauthorized users from using. Because valuable business data could reside on the mini Office for the vest pocket.

The user uses the mobile phone via the touch screen 3.8 inch diagonal or the slide-out QWERTY keyboard.HSDPA and Wi-Fi to enable email correspondence on the go. The M900 runs Windows Mobile 6.1. Also here the features include GPS navigation, and a digital camera (5 megapixels).

Acer F900
Only by touch, it is Acer F900 controlled. On the 3.8 inch screen, a virtual keyboard is provided for it. Again, the data Turbo HSDPA stands for fast Internet access. The phone should not only this be interesting for fans of the mobile Web. The home screen provides direct access to online tools and features thanks to small widgets.The camera offers a resolution of 3.2 megapixels and also a GPS chip is on board.

Garmin/ASUS: Narrow-Minded

How to properly read tracks and follows, knows from his experience as a manufacturer of satellite navigation Garmin. Together with Asus, the US manufacturer brings the nüvifone in trade. And ASUS hunts also solo.

nüvifone M20 and G60
In cooperation with Garmin ASUS the nüvifone on the market brings. The Navi phone will be available in two versions. That G60 comes with a 3.55-inch touch screen and the best maps from Garmin. In addition to the pure guidance of users of the mobile network accesses online many location-based services: the way to the next gas station, info about the exhibition in the Museum or weather forecasts offer an added value.

In addition, the nüvifone offers Smartphone features such as Outlook synchronization, HSDPA and Wi-Fi. The operating system based on Linux. The nüvifone M20 is like the G60 in the facilities, has a smaller screen but with 2.8 inch. The 3-megapixel camera of both models will provide photos with geographic data (Geotagging). The result of collaboration between Garmin and ASUS in the trade to come yet in the first half of the year.

Powerful 800 MHz cycles the processor of the ASUS P565. In doing so, the Smartphone makes more than many a NetBook. In addition to the powerful CPU, the manufacturer has installed other current features. It goes on the way of users via Wi-Fi or HSDPA and will have of the integrated GPS chip the way. Is controlled by the P565 2.8-inch touchscreen, a camera with a resolution of 3 Megapixels is fitted on the back.Windows Mobile 6.1 is installed as the operating system. Currently, the business phone costs around 500 euro.

ASUS P552w
Also that P552w it comes in a pretty snappy (624 MHz) processor. The GPS mobile guides on request through Europe and sent short messages with your own position to the selected contacts thanks to SMS location link function. Wi-Fi and HSDPA as well equipped. The 2.8-inch display responds to touch, the processed by the operating system Windows Mobile 6.1. With a resolution of 2 megapixels, the camera for today’s claims is somewhat undersized. The ASUS P552w is currently available on sale for less than 400 euros.

Hyundai: Bait For Beginners

Mobile phones of the lower and middle price category serves Hyundai beginners or buyers who are looking for a secondary device. Whether the bait like the customer, will show at the mark home.

Hyundai MB-490i Dolphin
The music phone in the Dolphin design comes with a Yamaha sound output. It plays songs in format AAC and AAC + down in addition to MP3s. A radio tuner is also incorporated.Operate the device via the leaves touch screen and scroll wheel. It is a 3.2-megapixel camera MB-490i fit for snapshots.

Additional features include GSM triband, a speakerphone, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, EDGE and GPRS for mobile Internet. In April, the mobile phone on the market is to come. The price is still unknown.

Hyundai MB-D650
The dual-SIM phone MB-D650 takes two SIM cards. So is accessible to users on a device about two numbers and can use it at the same time, for example, as a business and private phone. During a telephone conversation can be brokered by a number to another.

Also in the MB-D650 Yamaha technology is used for the sound output.A 3.5 mm audio connector allows the user to connect any headphones. A 2 megapixel cam, Bluetooth, video player and a slot for microSD memory cards complete the equipment according to Also for the Hyundai MB-D650 market launch and price are pending.

Hyundai MB-105 Chico
Mobile service providers with simplest claims to a mobile phone that is MB-105 Chico. The credit-card sized device comes only with simple phone and SMS functions. The display is only 1.2 inches tall and shows no colors. It gives space for 500 numbers and 50 SMS. For only 20 euro, the Chico in the trade to come.Because of the low price, it is suitable as second or emergency cell phone on travel. It is lost, the damage is low.

Toshiba, Mio, And More: Thrill Of The Hunt

Toshiba, gigabyte, Mio – goes on the hunt for the established manufacturers.More and more students manufacturers participate in the Hatz on market share.

Toshiba TG01
It has a 1 GHz processor TG01 from Toshiba to offer. Thus, at least on paper, it is the fastest Smartphone.The touchscreen phone with a huge 4.1-inch display is extremely flat built with only 9.9 millimeters.Nevertheless the facilities can be see. Wi-Fi and HSDPA are also functions as a GPS chip for navigation and a 3.2-megapixel camera. As the operating system, Windows Mobile comes here 6.1 to use. The Toshiba TG01 to be offered in Germany exclusively from summer for O2.

Gigabyte gSmart S1200
At first glance, the business phone of gigabyte strongly reminiscent the iPhone. But after switching on it is clear that it comes not from Apple. Gigabyte uses in the gSmart S1200 namely on Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system. Upgrade to version 6.5 should be possible. This is controlled by the mobile phone over the 3.1-inch touch screen. The finger-friendly user interface is called the manufacturer of SmartZone. 11.4 millimeters is very flat, yet State of the art facilities. These include about HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS receiver and a digital camera with a resolution of 3 megapixels. The gigabyte gSmart S1200 in trade should come in the second quarter. A price has not yet been set.

Mio Explora K70
With the Explora K70, Mio Technology brings another GPS phone on the market. The navigation software Mio spirit is contributed directly by the manufacturer. The mobile phone running Windows Mobile 6.1, has a 3.5-inch touchscreen and supports HSDPA and HSUPA for fast download and uploads. Facilities include also a 3-megapixel camera with Geotagging feature Wi-Fi and expandable via microSD card memory. To price, enclosed maps or availability in Germany still nothing was known.