Pharos just announced the Traveler 137, a GSM smartphone powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 that will sell as an unlocked device and should work with all GSM networks worldwide including AT&T’s 7.2Mbps network and T-Mobile 3G network in the USA. Pharos has loaded its custom GPS software on board. The current version seem very similar (graphically) to the one found in the Pharos 600 GPS/PDA. The price is steep: $599.95 but if you get a 2-year T-Mobile contract (via Pharos), you’ll get a $250 discount.
Besides the GPS capabilities, the high note of this smartphone is the 800×480 display resolution that is the best thing you can get for this size. Also, the phone is upgradable to Windows Mobile 6.5, when it comes out and Pharos claims 7 hours of talk time or 200 hours of stand-by time. Specifications in the full post.
Traveler 137 Specifications (from Pharos)
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, updateable to Windows MobileÂ® 6.5
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7201A 528MHz
- Memory: 256MB DDR SDRAM, 512MB Flash ROM
- Phone: unlocked GSM quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, EDGE / GPRS,
- Tri-band 3G, 1700/1900/2100 MHz, UMTS 384Kb/s, HSDPA 7.2Mb/s, HSUPA 2Mb/s
- Talk time: up to 7 hours on GSM, 5 hours on 3G and 200 hours standby
- Display: 3.5″ TFT LCD with touch panel, 480 x 800 Wide-VGA with 65K colors
- Wireless: GPS aGPS compatible, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetoothâ„¢ v2.1 + EDR , FM tuner
- Camera: 3 megapixel for picture or video, 0.3 megapixel on the front for video conference
- Expansion: USB 2.0, micro SD slot support SDHC, stereo audio jack
- Battery: 1380 mAh Li-Ion, rechargeable/replaceable
- Size: 4.60in (L) x 2.40in (W) x 0.51in (H)
- Weight: 4.9 ounces