Sendo may not have been able to release the X2, but Nokia's N73 - the closest phone to match it in terms of specification, is finally available to buy SIM free, for the reasonable price of �399.00 
 
Nokia's N73 is a Series 60 version 3 phone with very impressive specifications, matching, and in many ways beating, the Sendo X2. The N73 is now available to buy from Expansys UK by following this link - http://www.expansys.com/product.asp?code=136146
 
Will Motorola release a new smartphone to rival the excellent N73?
 
The full specifications of the N73 are:
 
Operating System: OS Symbian OS 9.1, S60 3rd edition
Network: UMTS / GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Camera: 3.2 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, video(CIF), flash; secondary VGA video call camera
Dimensions: 110 x 49 x 19 mm
Weight: 116 g
Display: TFT, 256K colors, 240 x 320 pixels, 36 x 48 mm
Memory: miniSD, hot swap, 42 MB shared memory
Connectivity: GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps, EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps, 3G, 384 kbps, Bluetooth, v2.0, Infrared port, USB, v2.0
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser:  WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Features:  Java MIDP 2.0, Push to talk, Video calling and download, MP3/AAC/MPEG4 player, T9, Stereo FM radio, Voice command/dial, PIM including calendar, to-do list and printing, Photo/video editor, Integrated handsfree
Battery:  Stand-by: Up to 350 h, Talk time: Up to 6 h
Today Nokia announced their N73 smartphone - a 3G candy bar design, featuring Series 60 version 3, a 3MP camera, 3G and undoubtedly the now standard Nokia music players... does it remind anyone of a Sendo product which didn't quite make it to market? 

Some people have been having problems with the IRDA modules on their Sendo X phones, which in turn causes rapid battery discharge and a heating up of the handset. This is caused by a known bug in the 1.198.8.2 firmware. 
There's currently NO fix for this, so please be patient. We know the problems exist, but Sendo are no longer, and so we have no access to source files! Please do not send repeated emails or post in the forum about this! 

It's beem pretty quiet around here recently, so you may be forgiven for thinking that we don't care about the site anymore. Luckily, that's not true, and we've been beavering away in the background to bring you lots of new and exciting stuff. So, without further ado, here's a brief insight into what we've got coming soon to a Sendo Smartphones site near you.

An article recently published by The Register shows some insight into the demise of Sendo, and details what Motorola paid for parts of the business. Interestingly, nothing gets mentioned about the Microsoft influence or the settlement Sendo and Microsoft eventually reached last year.