Recently Verizon and Skype teamed up, so we all figured the next thing in store was a Video Chat Device. Well, here it is. The Vphone.
The Vphone presented by Saygus is a full QWERTY slider running Android OS. It’s packed with a Marvell PXA 310 processor with a clock frequency of 800 MHz and is designed to work in networks of CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. The screen is 3.5″ WVGA, with 512 RAM and 512 ROM. It’s also powered by a 1500 mAh battery. The Vphone also includes stereo bluetooth, wifi, and a FM radio. It will be shipped out with Android 1.6. Release date on this device is still unknown, as well as price.
For a video chat device, I’m surprised that it’s not built with a Snapdragon 1GHz or even a Dual Core Processor, like the HD2.
The idea of the device, is to communicate via video using Skype software on the Verizon network. This will be the first device to host such features, and it will be a good step up move for Verizon after the release of the Droid. It makes us Android users proud to see Android as the chosen OS for the Vphone.
Here are some Specs for you guys.
- Processor: Marvell PXA 310 800 MHz
- Operating System: Android
- Memory: 512 MB ROM, 256 MB SDRAM, SDHC memory card to 16 GB
- Dimensions: 116.5 59.5 x 20.3 mm
- Screen: 3.5-inch capacitive with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
- Network: CDMA2000 EV-DO REV A
- Communication capabilities: WiFi 802.11b / g and Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR with A2DP
- Camera: 5 megapixel main camera with autofocus and flash
- Front camera: VGA-camera with built-in microphone
- Supported audio formats: MP3, MIDI, AAC, AAC +, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
- Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, H.263, H.264
- Battery: Li-Po 1500 mAh
- Hours Talk Time: Up to 7 hours
- Hours of standby time: up to 250 hours
- Hours videoconference: up to 4 hours
- GPS-module: with A-GPS E911
- Digital Compass
- USB: USB 2.0 OTG / USB Mass Storage
- Other possibilities: Document viewer, file manager, web browser, calculator, Email, Instant Messenger, Recorder / Voice Notes, Alarm clock, Calendar
What do you guys think about a device with video communications built in? And on Verizon’s network? Let us here at AndroidSPIN and leave a comment.