Sendo has announced the X2 Music Phone, its second Symbian smartphone running the Series 60 platform.
As its name suggests, its manufacturer is emphasizing the audio capabilities of this upcoming device. According to Sendo, it will have high quality sound directly from the phone itself, or through the included stereo headset.
Of course, it will support the MP3 format, but it will also be one of the first phones to support the high-quality, efficient AAC and AAC+ music formats adopted by the mobile industry as standards. Also, the Sendo X2 will support Open Mobile Alliance digital rights management (DRM).
It will use the standard “candy bar” design, but is the smallest and lightest Symbian OS phone announced to date. It will be just 5.2 cubic inches (85 cc) and 0.7 inches (18 mm) thick. It will weigh only 3.4 ounces (95 g).
It’s 2.2 inch screen will have a resolution of 176 by 208 pixels.
Because the X2 will use Series 60, it will come with a suite of personal information management (PIM) applications, an xHTML browser, and email software. In addition, users will be able to download and install other Series 60 applications.
It will have about 32 MB of RAM available to the user, plus a slot for miniSD cards.
The X2 will also include a 1.3 megapixel camera.
This will be a tri-band GSM/GPRS device. At this point, it doesn’t appear that it will support any of the 2.6G or 3G networks being deployed around the world.
The Sendo X2 will be available in Europe during this summer. There has been no word on whether it will be available in North America or Asia. Pricing is currently unknown.
This announcement was made at the 3GSM World Congress, going on now in Cannes, France.