Tech Faith UBiQUiO 501 Pocket PC Phone Edition with QWERTY Keyboard

Aug 23, 2006

Here we go again, another Windows Mobile device that may never see the light of day; not to mention a really odd name that I can’t seem to pronounce. Unlike the Nokia E61, Motorola Q and other smartphones, the UBiQUiO 501 sports a 2.5-inch QVGA touch screen, allowing stylus control of menus and programs. This Pocket PC Phone has a lot going for it, such as Bluetooth 1.2 with support for A2DP, WiFi 802.11b/g, GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900MHz, 64MB of internal memory, a microSD slot for memory expansion, and a 2-megapixel camera. The unwired is reports the UBiQUiO 501 lack support for EDGE and GSM 850 MHz, while SlashPhone reports that it does indeed have EDGE. Can anyone close the company please confirm?

It sure looks like Tech Faith’s UBiQUiO 501 is a copycat of the Samsung i320; but according to PDA France, Tech Faith Wireless manufactured both devices. Perhaps that’s the reason for the close resemblance.



Photos shot at CommunicAsia 2006.

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