Gigabyte’s GSmart S1200 fully unveiled: WVGA display and Windows Mobile

“Gigabyte may not be the first company to come into mind when one’s thinking about smartphones, but that doesn’t mean the Taiwanese company does not have a place of its own at MWC 2009.We told you not long ago that the manufacturer’s GSmart S1200 is almost ready to be unveiled to the world, and this has obviously happened in Barcelona, during MWC. The handset looks really nice and elegant, having a chromed trim and a large WVGA display. It’s also quite slim, measuring only 105.5 x 52 x 11.4 millimeters.As expected, the S1200 runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and it’s upgradeable to Windows Mobile 6.5.
Its full list of features includes:

  • 3.1 inch TFT touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels
  • Gigabyte’s Smart Zone user interface
  • GSM and HSDPA/HSUPA connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Mini USB 2.0
  • 3MP camera with autofocus
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 528 MHz Qualcomm processor
  • 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM
  • 1010 mAh battery” via

FSecure first to bring mobile security software to S60 5th Edition smartphones

F-Secure announced today that the new version of F-Secure Mobile Security is available this month for the new S60 5th Edition platform. This is the latest version based on S60 Symbian OS. S60 5th Edition brings a touch user interface to smartphone users, and F-Secure Mobile Security 5 is one of the first applications to support the new Touch UI.
Arnoud de Vaal, Solution Management Director, F-Secure Mobile Solutions Business Unit, says: “People store their personal information such as pictures, banking details, e-mails, business projects and other valuable and confidential data on their smartphones so it is important to protect your most personal computer. We are proud to be among the first service providers to offer a touch-based solution for S60 smartphone users through mobile operator partners and F-Secure eStore.”
Michael Treutner, Head of Marketing at Swisscom KMU, says: “Corporate customers are very demanding in terms of secure mobile communication. Due to their increasing mobility, their requirements for security solutions are also growing. With Mobile Security 5, F-Secure offers a service which perfectly fits these growing needs. Swisscom’s cooperation with F-Secure has a successful history: since 2005 we have been providing all Symbian OS-based smartphones with its services, which means we were one of the first operators globally to provide mobile phone devices with pre-installed security software.”F-Secure Mobile Security 5 enables smartphone users to experience the full potential of their devices without the fear of mobile threats. F-Secure Mobile Security introduces combined real-time antivirus functionality with a firewall, antitheft and antispyware for S60 5th and 3rd Edition smartphones. F-Secure Mobile Security 5 introduces new features, including a totally redesigned user interface and advanced anti-theft features with remote lock, remote wipe and theft control functionalities.