The company behind the General Mobile DSTL1 Android smartphone design
, have followed up with a new reference design
. Yet to find a distributor, the Yuhua Xphone-SDK is a sleek full-touchscreen handset that is vaguely reminiscent of some of LG's recent devices.
Unfortunately the good looks are, where it really matters, only skin-deep. The Xphone-SDK is limited to EDGE data, which when you're living in the cloud as Google envisage could lead to some significant slow-downs, and has a mere 128MB of RAM and 256MB of ROM.
Yuhua do promise a 3G version at some point in the future, and the 3-megapixel camera, WiFi and Bluetooth is certainly welcome, but we wouldn't suggest you hold out much hope to see the Xphone-SDK on shelves any time in the near future.
- Processor -- Marvell PXA-310 624Mhz
- Memory -- 128MB SDRAM; 256MB internal ROM
- Flash -- MicroSD card slot for up to 16GB external
- Cellular -- 900/1800/1900MHz GPRS/EDGE
- Display -- 3-inch TFT WQVGA (240 x 400)
- WiFi -- 802.11b/g
- Bluetooth -- Bluetooth 2.0
- Camera -- 3Mpix camera (no flash)
- Video playback -- H.264, streaming, 3GPP, MPEG4, Codec 3GP
- Audio playback -- G-streamer based engine supports major codec media files, including MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, MPEG4, WAV, MIDI
- Image support -- JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF
- Web and messaging -- HTTP, WAP Push, xHTML, SMS, MMS
- Other features -- Data kits for USB/JTAG connectivity
- Battery -- 1000mAh
- Operating system -- Android (Linux/Java)