The term BlackBerry Killer is thrown around way too loosely as it is given to just about every smart phone with a QWERTY keyboard on it that isn’t actually a BlackBerry, however, I have to scratch my head when this title is given to the BenQ Siemens P50 PDA Phone. In fact, I have to ask, “What is Siemens thinking?”

We first heard of the Siemens P50 way back in March of 2004. Back then it was just called the Ben-Q. For whatever reason it was delayed for a couple of years but Siemens has decided to go ahead and release now. I am not really sure why though because it is the same device with practically the same configuration that it was 2 years ago.

Here are the specs…

  • Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900MHz) GSM/GPRS radio (no EDGE though)
  • Bluetooth
  • 802.11b Wi-Fi
  • SDio slot
  • 64MB RAM, 64MB ROM
  • 416Mhz Intel PXA272 processor
  • 1.3 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
  • Windows Mobile 2003

Maybe Siemens has a warehouse full of these things and they just want to get rid of them, however, the price tag is as high if not higher than for newer devices with more bells and whistles running on Windows Mobile 5.

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