Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Is This Philip's Android Phone? (Update)

By Benedict Wee

Probably. According to a China tech website PConline, Philip's first Android phone -the V808- will come with your standard mobile features like a 3.2 MP camera with video recording and a 3.2 inch screen. There is some emphasis on its GPS features but nothing else was elaborated on.

Besides the "could-be-any-mobile" details we don't know anything else, including if the phone really runs Android as pictures of the mobile were with it turned off. The button place however looks Android-friendly.

The Philips V808 looks pretty nice in front with its LG Chocolate-like design but I don't know about that air vent/speaker thing on the back.

It's been awhile since we've heard of a Philips mobile (this would be their first entry into smartphone arena) so it'll be best if we just wait for an official announcement before speculating any further.

Update: Turns out this phone is a China exclusive and won't be distributed to the rest of the world. Good thing though as it does not have 3G, WiFi and multi-touch capabilities. It also runs a sad custom-made Android interface made especially for the Chinese market which is apparently not even popular in its native country.

Let's just file this away into the 'Weird-China-Gadgets' drawer and forget about it.

(P.S. The page is in chinese so you'll want to Google translate it)

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