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Eten glofiish X500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the camera and design are on the whole positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated. The sound and apps get negative views. Comments about the reception and build quality are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Eten glofiish X500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Eten glofiish X500 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: ETEN Glofiish X500 World's Thinnest Pocket PC Phone ( Unlocked )

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Eten Glofiish X500 Review


The X500 is high-tech pocket assistant with great functionality. It brings wireless network and GPS navigation in slim stylish body with average size. Its 400MHz processor beats its rivals and its 2-megapixel camera is a good performer for this class....

Slimmest PPC with both GPS (with SirfStarIII chipset) and Wi-Fi built in (up to date) ; 400MHz Samsung processor ; High contrast and brightness display ; Long battery life

Uncomfortable D-pad ; Lack of 3G high-speed data ; Weak signal reception ; Incoming and outgoing sound quality not great

The X500 is high-tech pocket assistant with great functionality. It brings wireless network and GPS navigation in slim stylish body with average size. Its 400MHz processor beats its rivals and its 2-megapixel camera is a good performer for this class....

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E-TEN Glofiish X500+


As you might guess from the name, the E-TEN Glofiish X500+ is the near identical twin to the Glofiish X500 we reviewed in January 2007. It's a Windows Mobile 6 Professional (Pocket PC Phone) that's loaded to the max, including an internal GPS,...

VGA display, good GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth. Can save photos with latitude and longitude info

No 3G, camera color quality is poor

This absolutely feature-packed PDA phone delivers on nearly all fronts, with an excellent GPS, good VGA display, reliable unlocked quad band GSM phone, WiFi and strong Bluetooth. The camera and FM radio fall short, but the package as a whole is strong...


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E-TEN Glofiish X500+ Windows Mobile 6 Professional Smartphone


When E-TEN announced its Glofiish X500+ back in March, it was a kind of sensation - is it one of the few Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Editions which comes standard-sized but with a VGA (480x640 pixel) screen. Furthermore, the Glofiish X500+ is an...

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Eten Glofiish-X500


The ETEN X500 is currently one of the thinnest Pocket PC's available on the market. ETEN introduced their new lineup of Pocket PC's called Glofiish. Currently two Glofiish models have been released; the Glofiish X500 and M700. They are ETEN's high end...

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Eten Glofiish-X500 review | PhoneDog


ETEN has been in the market for a while but recently started to focus on high end Windows Mobile devices. With this approach they have become quite popular by offering the latest features; GPS, Wi-Fi, EDGE and FM Radio. With ETEN’s new approach on...

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Let's Glofiishing with the X500


The Glofiish X500 is one of two debut devices in E-TEN's emerging Glofiish series, and looks can be deceiving. Despite being incredibly slim, the X500 manages to pack an incredible punch with integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and an FM radio. Is it...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE ; Integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM radio ; Slim form factor ; Blazing performance ; Bright display

No support for 3G ; microSD slot lacks protection ; Leather case is impractical ; No bundled navigation software ; Shipping ROMs 0273 and 0291 are riddled with bugs

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E-TEN Glofiish X500


We've been a fan of E-TEN devices for their speed, great utility software bundle and value. The E-TEN M600 GSM Pocket PC phone was fast, compact and had both Bluetooth and WiFi. The E-TEN G500 GSM Pocket PC phone added an internal GPS but had no WiFi....

There's a lot to like about the Glofiish X500: it's a quad band world phone with good phone reception, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR, a strong GPS and good battery life. A few unpolished edges gnaw away at our star rating however: it looks and feels like a...

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E-TEN glofiish X500 Pocket PC Phone


N E-TEN, who historically hasn't surprised us with a truly compelling device, has created a new brand within itself: glofiish. The first device from

The thinnest Pocket PC phone with GPS and WiFi ; Lightweight ; Integrated SiRFStar III GPS ; WiFi B & G ; Bluetooth 2.0 ; FM radio ; Good 2MP camera with flash ; Great build quality

No 3G ; Leather case doesn't have belt clip ; One-handed operation is difficult ; Doesn't come with GPS mapping software ; Camera application is slow ; Pricey

There's no doubt that this is a high-end Pocket PC phone. The use of quality materials and textures and the breakthrough integration of a slew of wireless technologies (though no 3G) in such a slim form factor all make for a terrifically well-rounded...

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E-TEN Glofiish X500+ Windows Mobile 6 Professional Smartphone [UPDATE]


Following my earlier Glofiish X500+ unboxing experience, here we go with a couple of detailed shots of E-TEN's latest Windows Mobile 6 Professional smartphone/Pocket PC Phone Edition. This unique VGA Pocket PC Phone Edition features Windows Mobile 6...

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Eten Glofiish X500


Eten Glofiish X500 is one of the thinnest Pocket PC's on the market. Eten's Glofiish X500 is actually one of its high-end models, which has a built in GPS, WiFi, FM radio and a 400 MHz processor. The Glofiish X500, which only measures at around 15.5mm...

Good multitasking performance ; A lot of notable features: Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, GSM, EDGE, good display and battery life ; Thinnest pocket PC available

No dedicated hardware buttons for the start menu ; GPS software excluded ; Slow - especially when loaded with a lot of programs and applications

Basically, the Glofiish X500's design places a four-way directional pad under the screen, with the red end button on its right, and the green talk button on its left. The Eten Glofiish X500 has a home key which is a feature which is not normally found...


Product Specifications

Glofiish X500+, the high-resolution (VGA) Pocket PC Phone, delivers the visual and ergonomic benefits of a larger screen-area, improved Auto-Macro camera, and the latest Windows platform in an easily portable, ultra-thin form factor for entertainment, communications and productivity on the move. One of the highlight features of the Glofiish X500+ is its VGA display, which offers up to four times the resolution of previous E-TEN handsets. With more pixels on the screen, images and movies viewed on the X500+ are sharper and show more detail making the X500+ the first choice for enjoying mobile multimedia. Glofiish X500+ comes complete with the latest mobile applications for business and leisure. Additionally, Namecard Manager is designed to simplify the process of updating contacts on the X500+. Using the built-in 2-megapixel Auto-Macro camera, which helps capture images at close distances, Namecard Manager lets users photograph a business card, and then uses OCR technology to identify and extract contact information, adding it to the device's contact's list in just a few easy steps.


Standby Time (PB):170hours
Talk Time (PB):360minutes
Technology:Lithium polymer

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen


Band:GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Professional

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:E-TEN Glofiish

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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