Pharos Traveler 137 out now

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Pharos’ Traveler 137, touted as “the first phone to provide 3G speeds on both T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless’ network,” is out now. Specs after the jump.

Traveler 137 Specifications

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, updateable to Windows Mobile® 6.5

Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7201A 528MHz

Memory: 256MB DDR SDRAM, 512MB Flash ROM

Phone: unlocked GSM quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, EDGE / GPRS,
Tri-band 3G, 1700/1900/2100 MHz, UMTS 384Kb/s, HSDPA 7.2Mb/s, HSUPA 2Mb/s

Talk time: up to 7 hours on GSM, 5 hours on 3G and 200 hours standby

Display: 3.5″ TFT LCD with touch panel, 480 x 800 Wide-VGA with 65K colors

Wireless: GPS aGPS compatible, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetoothâ„¢ v2.1 + EDR , FM tuner

Camera: 3 megapixel for picture or video, 0.3 megapixel on the front for video conference

Expansion: USB 2.0, micro SD slot support SDHC, stereo audio jack

Battery: 1380 mAh Li-Ion, rechargeable/replaceable

Size: 4.60in (L) x 2.40in (W) x 0.51in (H)

Weight: 4.9 ounces

Heavy-duty GPS capabilities are the other big bullet point, and it’s $350 with a 2-year contract, or $600 unlocked.

Product Page [Pharos]

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3 Responses to Pharos Traveler 137 out now

  1. thecheat says:

    Is this another Eten device that Pharos is rebranding? My last (and only) Eten phone was both awesome and shit. Great design with incredibly buggy software.

    This actually looks like a nice phone and $600 off contract is not that bad. Too bad about Windows Mobile though. The specs would be great for Android.

    Not to go off topic but it would be interesting if someone managed to port the iPhone software, a’la OSX86, to commodity phone hardware. Obviously it would much harder than just downloading an ISO and slapping it into a Dell.

  2. Robert says:

    I think someone missed all the specs

    Phone: unlocked GSM quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, EDGE / GPRS,

    it certainly does have 850 MHZ

    I have the Pharos 127 with Qwerty keyboard and use AT&T and have awesome 3G service all over the US, Canada, MX while I am traveling. I am looking forward to me trip to Europe to us it there.

    It would appear to me the PTL137 is a MS Windows version of the iPhone. And I hear that T-Moible is offering up to $300 in rebates.

    Cheers

  3. DTPhantom says:

    It doesn’t have 850Mhz 3G which is what most of the AT&T network uses for 3G, the 1900 stuff isn’t being expanded which means most of the time you won’t have 3G if your using it on AT&T. That kinda ruins an otherwise awesome looking device, well that and no real keyboard.

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