Smart Communications Inc. Unveils the Netphone 701

Posted: September 6, 2011 in Tech
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The wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. finally unveils their much awaited Smartphone hailed as Smart Netphone 701 that was initially introduce last February during the 2011 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona Spain.

The netphone 701 is an Android-compliant smartphone designed by Smart with the most Internet capability specifications and it is the first and only smartphone in the Philippines to come with a full suite of Internet services at no extra cost — it is designed to provide the users with full Internet experience in bite-sized amounts.

The suite of Smart-branded apps via SmartNet provides all users access to social networks. It also allows users to find contacts online, send custom message with the special effects (FX messaging) to other Netphone users. Animations and graphics are pre-installed, allowing you to send kisses, buzz a friend, and send a beer and other more that are almost simulations of real things.

Moreover, the Netphone is sort of like your personal online identity and your access badge to your online communities. Like an online social site, you’ll be added to a global address book where friends can search for you and send you a friend request. With the Social Stream via SmartNet you can link your Facebook and Twitter account so you can access and respond with your friends’ in one place for free.

Locally-developed apps such as Smart’s all-in-one chat app Uzzap, Smart Games, Smart Videos, and Yahoo! Mail will be made available to Netphone users. It also has the Smart’s very own “Locate” app that let the users find phone numbers and directions for nearby businesses, restaurants and personal contacts.

The Netphone 701 runs on Google’s Android mobile operating system (version 2.2 “Froyo”) allowing it to run the latest mobile apps. Coupled with a 3.5-inch multi-touchscreen and an energy-efficient 600MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which built to perform smarter, it allows users to do serious computing on the go.

320 MHz application Digital Signal Processor, Hardware accelerated 3D graphics, 3.2 megapixel camera and 30 fps WVGA video encode and decode and display support are some features MSM7227 chipset features of the Netphone 701.The internal memory is about 150MB for user. Expandable with micro SD memory card (comes with a 2GB SD card upgradeable to 16GB).

Smart Netphone 701 was officially launched at the Republiq Bar in the Resort World, Manila. The event was hosted by KC Montero and Andi Manzano, the Netphone endorsers Sam Pinto and the Philippine Football Team Azkals players Anton del Rosario, Aly Borromeo, Chieffy Caligdong, Angel Guirado, Neil Etheridge and Ian Araneta was also present in the gathering.

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