Voq Smartphone Still Selling for About $165

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Last week, an online retailer ran a one-day special on the Voq Windows Mobile smartphone from Sierra Wireless.

Since that time, a Brighthand reader pointed out that eXpansys is selling this device for the roughly same amount — $164 — and this is the price charged every day.

This smartphone is now being offered on the eXpansys web site for $155 plus $9 s/h. It originally sold for around $500.

More About the Voq

The Voq runs Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone. It features both a phone keypad and unique flip-open QWERTY thumbpad.

This device uses a 200 MHz Intel PXA262 XScale processor. It includes 32 MB of RAM, of which 16 MB is available to the user to run applications. It also has 48 MB of Flash memory, of which 20 MB is available to store data and software.

It also has an SD/MMC slot for removable memory cards, allowing even more applications and files to be stored.

The Voq has a 2.2-inch, 220-by-176-pixel screen and a joystick for user input, not a touch screen.

Users are able to access email and the Web, send instant messages, make phone calls, play games, and run other types of applications.

This is tri-band world phone, supporting global GSM voice networks and GPRS data networks.

The version of the Voq being sold by eXpansys is unlocked, so it can be used with any GSM/GPRS carrier.

This device was discontinued by Sierra Wireless a few months ago after very poor sales.

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