You may not have heard of a little company called Saygus or its Droid like smartphone called the VPhone—that’s fine— their new V1 Android phone has been no more than a whisper among the mobile insiders. But today, the volume just got kicked up a notch on the V1 Android chatter. Apparently the Saygus VPhone will be Verizon Wireless’ first Open Development initiative handset and it will be on market sometime next year.
Saygus says that “as a hardware device, the V1 is the first Low Cost, Low Bandwidth, Low Power, High Resolution Full Color OS Two-Way Video Calling Cell Phone offering Streaming Movies, Concerts and TV Episodes.” The VPhone was recently approved by the FCC, but details on its official release date and pricing have yet to be disclosed.
The VPhone boasts some pretty impressive specs:
- Smartphone/PDA/Handset PIMS (Personal Information Management System) i.e. Day Timer, Calendar, Address Book, Remote Save, etc.
- Media Player
- USB Sync Compatibility to PC
- Slide-out 4-row QWERTY keyboard
- Full Color LCD WVGA Touch Screen
- 2 way video calling
- Android OS (Operating System) Offering Scores of New Applications
- Saygus Propietary Real-Time, Two-Way Mobile Video Calling Software – 24 to 30 Frames Per Second (Movies Standards are 24 FPS)
- 512 MB Flash
- 256 MB SDRAM
- 624 MHz Processor
- CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A
- USB Host Port (Others have Client Port Only)
- MicroSD Storage up to 16 GB SDHC
- Modem Port (USB Modem Capable)
- WiFi 802.11b/g
- Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR
- Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)
- Multi Media Player
- GPS – Global Position Satellite System Capable