As well as offering email, internet access, text messaging and games, the Amstrad E3 [email protected] includes a colour screen and built-in camera to enable users to make video calls with other E3 users and send and receive picture messages.
Picture messages can be sent to PC users as email attachments and to mobile phone users via the multimedia messaging feature.
The existing second-generation [email protected] will continue to be sold alongside the new E3 model, said Amstrad.
At a retail price of around £99 the product will aim to generate ongoing revenue from email, internet access, SMS and games, as well as new revenue from video calls, picture messaging and photo sending. Users will face compulsory advertising when they go to the internet function.
Gamers should also benefit from the colour screen and the addition of a free game pad with every unit, the company said.
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