Pharos Traveler 137 Windows Mobile Smartphone Revealed

Pharos Traveler 137 Pharos has added a new member to its traveler family of smartphones, Traveler 137 phone. Pharos has wrapped this smartphone with more technologies and functions as compared to its earlier models.

Pharos 137 phone boasts off its 3.5 inch wide VGA screen that displays about 65K colors. The phone runs down on Windows Mobile operating system and hence inherits the Mobile office Suite. This suite will enable you to view and edit documents in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The Traveler phone has a built-in touchscreen keyboard that allows swift and smooth navigation. It is enriched with a 3 megapixel camera for capturing images and videos along with a secondary camera in front for teleconferencing.

“Windows Mobile opens up a world of choice and personalization for our partners and customers. The Traveler 137 from Pharos is a great example of how partners can build on the Windows Mobile platform and create unique phones based on their expertise,” adds Stephanie Ferguson, general manager, Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft. “Pharos has long been a leader in providing navigation solutions for Windows Mobile, and we’re delighted to see this expertise in action with the Traveler 137.”

“Most navigation solutions for smartphones only work when within a carrier coverage zone,” comments James Oyang, PhD, President, Pharos. “We’ve equipped the Traveler 137 with our hybrid navigation system that follows you wherever you want to go and charges you only when you actually use it.”

The sleek smartphone integrates a Smart navigator software which is a unique hybrid navigation system. The system will function even when the phone is in out of coverage area. It will display maps, routes and also provide step by step navigation. It incorporates live search feature that will provide free information on weather, movies, traffic and lots more. The Traveler 137 phone’s battery offers talktime upto 4 hours and standby time upto 200 hours.

Pharos Traveler 137 smartphone will roll out in Q1 2009 and will be priced $600.