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Porsche & Sagem Partner to Launch the P9521

June 14, 2007 11:30 AM | Sagem |

Porsche Design Group unveiled its first mobile phone in France called the P’9521.  The P'9521 is designed by Porsche, however, it's engineered and manufactured by Sagem in France.  The handset retails fro $1,600 and will be sold in Britain, Dubai and other foreign markets later this year.  The handset will hit the United States by early 2008 and maybe distributed via Porsche auto dealership network and its five U.S. based Porsche design stores.

Porsche isn't the first automaker to partner with a cell phone manufacturer to launch branded cell phone.  In 2003, Motorola partnered with Harley-Davidson to launch the V60i.  Ferrari and Sharp partnered in 2005 to launch the red GX25 that was sold via Vodafone in Britain.  Mercedes-Benz and Vodafone partnered to launch the McLaren Mercedes GX29.

Unlike the other partnerships which were pretty much a one time limited edition deal, Porsche plans to offer future models.  Besides selling cars, Porsche is known to sell accessories such as luggage, eyewear, watches, and ties.


 

Sagem annouces my405, my500x, my800x at CeBIT

March 12, 2006 10:54 AM | Sagem | Comments (2)

Sagem revealed their newest additions to their phone catalogue. The my405X, my500X and my800X bar phones and the my900C 3G clamshell.

The my405X phone is a slim phone (15 mm thick). It has a 65K colors display with 128 x 160 pixels resolution. It also has a VGA camera and 64 MB internal memory. The tri-band GPRS enabled phone has USB connectivity and is expected to be available in Q2 2006.

The my500X phone also has GPRS support and two cameras. A 1.3 megapixel one and a VGA one for video calls. The display is 262K colors with 176 x 220 pixels resolution. The phone has 32 MB internal memory which can be expanded via the miniSD card slot. The my500X has almost the same dimensions as the my405X. It is 100 x 46 x 16.5 mm big and weighs 90 g. This tri-band phone is also expected to be available in Q2 2006.