Torq P100 Review

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


The Torq P100 is another entry into the Windows Mobile Smartphone market, which could use some more quality products. The Torq P100 is an updated version of the ETEN M500, designed for the North American market. You're not going to see this at any mainstream stores or mobile phone carriers even. At the moment it's available through Sound Solutions, the US distributor for Torq. But just because it's hard to find, that doesn't mean it's not worth the search. My boss at work has an older T-Mobile PPC Phone and spent most of my review period drooling over this one.



In the Box

* Device Cradle
* Manual & Quick Guide CDs
* Leather Case
* Headset
* AC Adapter
* Battery Pack
* Stylus


Specs

* Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition Pocket PC Phone Edition Operating System
* SDIO card slot
* Digital Camera 1.3 mega pixel, SXGA 1280x960
* GSM quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz,GPRS Class B / Multi-slot 10
* Bluetooth Communications
* Interface/Data IrDA
* USB Sync
* Power jack
* 2.5mm headset jack
* Microphone
* Speaker phone
* Battery Li-Ion, 1440 mAH, rechargeable, replaceable
* Display 2.8", 240 x 320, 65,536 colors TFT LCD w/ Touch Panel
* Memory 128 MB Flash RAM, 64 MB SDRAM
* Processor Samsung 2440A 400 MHz, 32-bit RISC processor

Conclusion

This is a well designed Smartphone in a small package. If you don't need a unit with integrated keyboard, it's going to be hard to beat the P100 in terms of size, execution and quality. It is missing WiFi, which is a downer, but that still doesn't hurt it enough to not recommend it. If you need a small Smartphone that's well done right now, there's no reason to avoid the P100. When they add WiFi, Windows Mobile 5 and a better camera, it will be a fantastic product.

Pros

* Well designed
* Bluetooth
* Large Memory

Cons

* No Wifi
* Old OS
* Poor flash
* Not widely distributed