Though aimed at preteen females, Sanrio’s Hello Kitty characters have won a worldwide following with fans of all ages. The cute cat with the pink bow symbolizes friendship and happiness. BenQ-Siemens obviously couldn’t resist getting on that sweet Sanrio licensee and has come out with a Hello Kitty-themed cell phone of their own. BenQ-Siemens AL26 is a Hello Kitty Slider phone with preinstalled Hello Kitty games, wallpaper, ring tones/meow-sic, and themes. The BenQ-Siemens AL26 Hello Kitty has been tailored down to the last detail to the needs of young, fashion-conscious women, both in optical and functional aspects.
The four-way joystick quickly and conveniently leads the way through the clearly structured menu. A large TFT color screen with 130 x 130 pixels and 65,536 colors guarantees optimum picture quality, while the 32-chord, melodic ringtones massage the ears. The BenQ-Siemens AL26 Hello Kitty will be on retail sale from August 2006 on. Prices will be determined locally.