g-Fone 571 is yet another such QWERTY phone that is counting its success by relying the ‘Social’ aspect of the phone. Two not so strike-able features (yeah, you can find them in almost any other QWERTY phone) but tell-able features are the built in Apps of Snaptu and Nimbuzz. A detailed review of Snaptu has been given before and Nimbuzz looks like a clone of Fring, packing all the IM’s in a single App.
g-Fone 571 features and specifications
It’s a Dual GSM phone with 2.2 inch qvga display screen and 1.3MP camera. You can record videos and playback them or listen to the FM Radio. You ‘may’ (used with caution) be able to use third party Apps as g-Fone 571 supports Java.
Talktime is 5 hrs is comparatively less for a phone that doesn’t even have Wifi or 3G facility. Stand by time stays at 240 hrs in Ideal conditions.
The Internal Memory stands at 70MB facilitating the phone to hold up to 3000 phonebook contacts and 1000 SMS’s. The external memory can be expanded up to 8GB using a MicroSD card.
g-Fone 571 works in a GPRS environment but the sick(est) thing here is, there is no support for EDGE data network. If you can’t provide 3G, there should at least be support for EDGE or else browsing the web should be a nightmare.
The browser is based on WAP that doesn’t support TCP/IP protocols.
g-Fone 571 has a motion sensor feature thah may be used to play a few games by turning your phone either sides similar to the use of Navigation buttons.
You can set photos for every user in your phone book and also set different tones for each person.
Built in tools include Calculator, Alarm, Stop Watch, World clock, Currency converter and Indian Calendar.
g-Fone 571 has Bluetooth and can also be used with USB with the help of PC Suite to do the data transfer stuff between your phone and your computer.
This phone will be available shortly. The price is not yet known but I wouldn’t spend more than Rs.3500 for this.