Reviews of Philips' new X800 touchscreen phone are starting to hit the wires ahead of its release, and while it's a plenty attractive phone with a lovely 2.9-inch WQVGA display, the relic of a GPRS radio -- you know, the same kind your great grandparents used during the Crimean War -- makes it very difficult to care, unless you happen to be in an area without EDGE or 3G, nor the hope of either technology making an appearance in the forseeable future. On the plus side, that very same black mark on the X800's record should lead to a pretty aggressive pricing strategy for a form factor typically associated with the highest of the high end, and we suppose that's a good thing.

[Via GSM Arena]