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Summer 2006: a great time for footie fans, but also brilliant for prospective smartphone buyers. There are some tasty handsets around already, but you

Summer 2006: a great time for footie fans, but also brilliant for prospective smartphone buyers. There are some tasty handsets around already, but you may want to postpone your shopping trip – Fujitsu Siemens has this new T800 range in the pipeline.

The series will comprise two virtually identical models, with one main difference – the T810 has a VGA camera where T830 sports an impressive 2MP job.

They’ll both have Windows Mobile 5.0 talents such as ActiveSync and Word editing, and will be fronted by a decent if not spectacular 240x240 display. For storage you’ll get 128MB flash memory, while the processor’s a reasonable Intel Xscale 416MHz affair.

The inclusion of both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0, though, really brings the series up to the level of mobile e-mailing heavyweights such as the imminent Motorola Q, Nokia E70 and recently launched BenQ P50. The built-in GPS will help you navigate the roads as well as your correspondence, too.

Both phones should hit the UK in June, roughly the same time as Nokia’s much-anticipated N80, and prices are yet to be announced. We’ll keep you informed. Expect an explosive smartphone test in Stuff soon.