Pharos launches three new GPS smartphones

Pharos Traveler 127

Pharos has launched three new GPS smartphones. The first two, the Traveler 117 and 127 were announced about two weeks ago. The third, the Traveler 619, just launched on the Dell website in the United States.

The Pharos Traveler 619 is powered by a 201MHz TI OMAP processor and Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional. It comes with quad-band (850/900/1800/1900MHz) GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity, a 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen display, a QWERTY keyboard, 64MB RAM and 128MB ROM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 1.2, GPS, and a 2MP camera.

While the specs on the Traveler 619 may not light the world on fire, the price certainly makes it worthy of consideration. Dell is offering it unlocked for USD$199.95.

Both the Traveler 117 and 127 are powered by a 400MHz Qualcomm MSM7201-90 processor and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. They come with quad-band (850/900/1800/1900MHz) GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band (850/1900/2100MHz) UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA connectivity, 128MB RAM and 256MB ROM, GPS/AGPS, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, a 2MP camera, 0.3MP front-facing camera for video calls, and a 1410mAh battery.

Both also come with Smart Navigator, providing users with robust navigation support, including real-time traffic, maps on demand, dynamic points of interest (POI) search and an innovative Follow Me service that enables groups or families to view one another’s GPS-derived locations on their wireless Windows Mobile devices with GPS capability or on the Internet.

The two differ primarily in their form factor. The Traveler 117 comes with a 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen display while the Traveler 127 comes with a QWERTY keyboard and a 2.5 inch QVGA touchscreen display.

The Traveler 117 and 127 will be available starting December 1 for USD$529.95.