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BenQ to Showcase New Mobile Devices at Mobile World Congress 2008


Fulfilling users’ mobile needs with its first MID and new NFC-enabled smartphone

Taipei, Taiwan.- BenQ today announces the exhibition of its various next-generation mobile devices at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Visitors to the event can expect to see BenQ’s maiden Mobile Internet Device (MID) which combines the advantages of a notebook and a smartphone to give users a full interactive Internet experience in a single device, as well as its new NFC-enabled (Near Field Communications) T80 smartphone and the trendy, ultra-slim T60 mobile phone.

BenQ’s MID, embedded with Intel Menlow platform, features BenQ’s unique user interface that allows multiple windows for a full interactive Internet experience similar to PCs. It also supports WiFi to give users fast Internet connectivity to enjoy instant audio, visual and multimedia content. The MID is going to be the inseparable companion that users bring with them on-the-go for multimedia enjoyment anytime, anywhere.

BenQ T80 is the first NFC-enabled smartphone to be built on Windows Mobile 6 offering users a familiar PC-like environment to fulfill their mobile demands. Users of BenQ T80 smartphone can use their phones to make contactless credit and cash payment, pay for public transport, enjoy e-wallet services and access home security systems. T80 is also DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)-compliant and can be integrated into any DLNA-compliant digital entertainment system. Targeting the fashion-conscious, the new BenQ T60 mobile phone is eye-catching with its trendy and ultra-slim design. It boasts a big 2.2-inch screen to enhance users’ viewing pleasure and is only 8.9 mm thick.

“The Mobile World Congress 2008 is undoubtedly one of the most important events, highly anticipated by every mobile device provider and the entire mobile industry,” Peter Chen, General Manager of Technology Product Center, BenQ Corporation said. “Not only is BenQ’s participation in this year’s congress evidence of our successful collaborations with our partners, it also showcases BenQ’s impressive results in design, research and development. We will continue to strive for innovation and creativity to move with the times and fulfill different consumers’ needs.”

Formerly known as 3GSM World Congress, the Mobile World Congress 2008 is organized by the GSM Association and will be held in Barcelona, Spain from the 11th to 14th February. BenQ will showcase its MID at Intel’s exhibition arena in Hall 8, booth 8B109. T80 and T60 will be exhibited at Microsoft’s booth (Hall 1, Booth 1D19) and MediaTek’s booth (Hall 1, booth 1C58) respectively.


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