Dopod 577W smartphone runs Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, has a built-in 1.3-megapixel digital camera and QVGA display at resolution of 240×320. Dopod 577W also features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and has built-in dual language support (English and Chinese) right into the phone device.

Dopod 577W

TechCentral reviewed Dopod 577W smart phone and concluded that “I have to say that after a couple of weeks using the 577W, I really did like the phone a lot.

What surprised me the most was that the built-in WiFi turned out to be more useful than I thought, for the simple reason that you’re most likely to have a phone with you at all times than either a WiFi-enabled Pocket PC or a notebook.

My only real concern is the joystick, which failed during the time I tested it – hopefully production units will not suffer from the same problem I had.

Nevertheless, at RM1,688, there’s very little to complain about – after all you’d be hard-pressed to find another phone with this kind of features and this kind of versatility at this price.”

Pros: Feature-packed; built-in WiFi coupled with a real web browser is very useful; a truly pocketable smartphone; many installable applications; very affordable.

Cons: May be a little overwhelming for non-geeks.

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