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I promised you more information about the Android phones I had the fortune to see and play with from Commtiva, and here it is.

So who are Commtiva you ask?

Commtiva Technology is a global company that  specializes in the development and supply of mobile and fixed wireless devices for the telecoms and telemetric industries utilizing a network of major design and manufacturing partners in Asia and other low cost centers.  Commtiva’s effective management of Direct Source relationships allows our customers access to lower product costs, innovative solutions, flexibility and greater customization and branding opportunities than previously available to them.
 
Commtiva has offices in North America and Taiwan to ensure we can serve our customers effectively and provide day to day project management of all products in development.

Commtiva is relative newcomer to the Android phone market and as such has done an incredible job at producing some awesome phones.

My initial reaction as I entered the small business park was not one of “wow, look at this technology center” and no clue that an Cellular Solutions, and particular, an Android development company would be located in somewhere in the midst of all these office spaces.

Working for technology companies myself, in the past, it came as no surprise, for a technology driven company, to find a Pool table in the middle of the office and a table full of wires and components which where obviously someone’s technical play desk.  There was also a display of different types of cellular technology related to other ventures the company is and has been involved with.

I know…”Get on with it” I hear you say!….”We want the phones”…..So here is a small selection of the phones they had on location and as much information as I’m allowed to share to you guys.

I would describe the phones as being split into 3 distinct categories; Entry level, Mid level and High level.  Every phone has an nickname that probably won’t be the final names used when the products hit the streets.

There where 8 phones that I was lucky enough to get my hands on, some of them fully working and others just prototypes that did function at the time of my visit.  Another round of working samples are due very soon and I have been invited back to see them in action.  It is very hard to judge the quality of the phones when the mock-ups really where just non working shells.  They did have thrown in and almost hand crafted circuit boards but no batteries and the outer shells where very flimsy and unfinished, as you would expect from mock-ups.

The story was different for the working models and gave a much better impression for the final quality of the phones.  If they continue to build to these standards then these will be very nice phones once they come to market.

So now all my waffling is over, here are the phones and specification starting with the Entry Level phones first:

Each of the phones had most of the standard features and a few extras, including: GPS, Webkit browser, RSS reader, POP3, IMAP4, SMTP Push and Exchange (optional) email clients in addition to SMS, MMS and IM, Great audio and video through enablers like: AAC , AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB/WB, PCM, MP3, MIDI, MPEG4, H264, VP6, 2MP fixed focus, MicroSD up to 32GB, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, AVCRP and EDR profile, USB 2.0  High Speed, 3.5mm headset


ARAMON (Entry Level / Non Working Mock Up)

ARAMON Entry Level Phone

The ARMAON is a cool looking slider phone with full qwerty keyboard that when closed is a small sleek square that slides easily in any pocket or hand bag. The screen is QVGA non touch sensitive, which from my understanding, is not currently supported in Android 1.5 but will be supported in Donut.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Form Factor: Slider with full Qwerty.
  • Bands/Modes:
              o Quad-Band (850/900/1800/1900)
              o GSM/GPRS/EDGE, GPRS class 12
              o WCDMA 900 /2100 or 850/2100
              o HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • Weight: 114g
  • Dimensions: 83.5 x 61.8 x 17.3 mm
  • Display: 2.4”  240×320 QVGA 262k TFT
  • Battery: 1100 mAh
  • Connectivity:
              o Micro USB
              o Micro SD card
              o 3.5mm Headset Jack
              o Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

AUBUN (Entry Level / Non Working Mock Up)

AUBUN Entry Level Phone Photo

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Form Factor: Candy, with full Qwerty.
  • Bands/Modes:
              o Quad-Band (850/900/1800/1900)
              o GSM/GPRS/EDGE, GPRS class 12
              o WCDMA 900 /2100 or 850/2100
              o HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • Weight: 90g
  • Dimensions: 115 x 62 x 11.5 mm
  • Display: 2.4”  240×320 QVGA 262k TFT
  • Battery: 1200 mAh
  • Connectivity:
              o Micro USB
              o Micro SD card
              o 3.5mm Headset Jack
              o Bluetooth 2 .0 + EDR

AZAL (Entry Level / Fully Working)

AZAL Mid Level Phone Photo

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Form Factor: Touch screen
  • Bands/Modes:
              o Quad-Band (850/900/1800/1900)
              o GSM/GPRS/EDGE, GPRS class 12
              o WCDMA 900/2100 or 850/2100
              o HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • Weight: 94g
  • Dimensions: 103 x 54 x 13.4 mm
  • Display: 2.8”  240×320 QVGA resistive Touch
  • Battery: 1200 mAh
  • Connectivity:
              o Micro USB
              o Micro SD card
              o 3.5mm Headset Jack
              o Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR


ZEUS (Mid Level / Fully Working)

 ZEUS High Level Phone Photo

You will probably take one look at this photo, rub your eye and then laugh.  Yes, that is Windows Mobile your seeing on the screen.  The they first started developing cell phones, Android was not available so there intention was to build Windows mobile phones.  All the phones are now Android but we didn’t have a photo available showing Android running on this phone.  Trust me, this was one of the phones that was working and it was running Android.

  • CPU: Qualcomm 7225 processor (528MHz)
  • Form Factor: Slider
  • Bands/Modes:
             o Quad-Band (850/900/1800/1900) GSM/GPRS/EDGE, GPRS class 10
             o WCDMA BAND I 2100
             o HSDPA 7.2Mbps / HSUPA 2Mbps
  • Size: ~90cc
  • Weight: 124.6g
  • Dimensions: 110 x 55 x 15.25 (mm)
  • Display: 3.2” 240×400 TFT 65k color
  • Antenna : Internal
  • Battery : 1010 mAh
  • TT/SB Time: 150 mins/386 hrs* (est. data)
  • 3.2” display touch screen for email editor, applications using and media player
  • User friendly UI design
  • Fast connectivity worldwide with HSDPA/UMTS, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth

FABER (Mid Level / Fully Working)

FABER Mid Level Phone Photo

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Form Factor: Touch screen tablet
  • Bands/Modes:
             o GSM Quad-Band (850/900/1800/1900)
             o GPRS/EDGE class 12
             o WCDMA 900/1900/2100 or 850/1900/2100
             o HSDPA 7.2Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps
  • Weight: ~140g
  • Dimensions: 115 x 57 x 12.7 mm
  • Display: 3.2”  HVGA 320×480  TFT 65k  (resistive)
  • Battery: 1270 mAh
  • Connectivity:
             o Micro USB
             o Micro SD card
             o 3.5mm Headset Jack
             o Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
             o WiFi

FIANO (High Level / Non Working Mock Up)

FIANO High Level Phone Photo

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Form Factor: Touch screen
  • Bands/Modes:
             o Quad-Band (850/900/1800/1900)
             o GSM/GPRS/EDGE class 12
             o WCDMA 900/1900/2100 or 850/1900/2100
             o HSDPA 7.2Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps
  • Weight: 140g
  • Dimensions: 115 x 57 x 12.4 mm
  • Display: 3.2”  HVGA 320x 480  TFT 65k (capacitive)
  • Battery: 1270 mAh
  • Connectivity:
             o Micro USB
             o Micro SD card
             o 3.5mm Headset Jack
             o WiFi
             o Bluetooth 2 .1 + EDR

About The Author

I'm a technology enthusiast, and I love to spend my time designing and developing websites. I have been into web design for about 5 years now. I started my smart phone venture with the g1, and since then it has grown into a passion. I currently rock a myTouch 4G from T-Mobile. I love to work hard and play hard. Live life to the fullest, as you only have one of them.

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