Sendo announced that it has begun shipping its multimedia smartphone based on Symbian Series 60, the Sendo X to France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain during June, with full rollout continuing over the summer months.
The announcement follows strong sales growth for the company which confirmed that it shipped over one million handsets in Q1 and saw an increase in market shares, driven by its growing range of mobile phones. According to GfK data from March, the popular S330 was the third highest selling pre-pay handset in the UK with 6.8% market share1. Sendo has also enjoyed significant market share increases in Portugal, Spain and France.
The Sendo X will also include over €200.00 worth of free applications and content included in the product as standard, enabling consumers to fully explore and experience the multimedia capabilities of the Sendo X. The phone features a 176x220 TFT display with up to 65,536 colours and a digital camera with 4x digital zoom.
The Sendo X was announced in November 2003, but only now, nine months later hits the street market. The smartphone is based on a Symbian Series 60 design, after the company spent some time developing a handset based on Windows Mobile Smartphone OS. The original development came to a halt when Sendo accused Microsoft of using parts of its design to deliver handsets made by other manufacturers in Asia. Since then the company went into a judicial battle.