Philips handsets have melted away in Europe in recent years and while the Chinese owners of the brand -- with market rights until 2011 -- have carried on with Xenium in Asia, Euro types have seen nothing. All that is changing with the release of the Philips 192, a completely lackluster dual-band GSM effort with a 65k color display, 10-day standby life, and an expected retail price of €40 -- roughly $60 -- when it lands in Portugal. Way to go Philips, nothing like blowing the barn doors off with mad tech to get people excited.


Philips handsets reborn in Europe with Philips 192, we're underwhelmed