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General Mobile DSTL1 spotted at Computex

It's not all announcements regarding long-off devices at Computex 2009: General Mobile have brought along a working prototype of their DSTL1 Android smartphone.  Snapped by Zol.com.cn, the DSTL1 has a 5-megapixel camera, 3-inch touchscreen and 4GB of onboard storage. Under the particularly glossy hood there's a 624MHz processor that, last we heard, was a Marvell PXA 310 chip.  No word on whether General Mobile have left the rather disappointing GSM/EDGE only connectivity (there's WiFi b/g but no 3G) but the dual SIM slots are still there. General Mobile are yet to give a solid release date, and there's no telling whether the DSTL1 will even make it to Europe and the US.  Their original estimate suggested a Q3 2009 launch, with no indication of pricing. [gallery] [via Mobilehub.fr]

General Mobile DLST1 dual-SIM Android phone coming to MWC

General Mobile have been flaunting renders of their DLST1, the handset they intend to be their first Android smartphone.  With a 3-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash (made by Sharp) and WiFi b/g, the specs certainly look promising.  Still, there's plenty of work to be done before General Mobile's intended Q3 2009 launch. For a start, the buttons are getting a rework - there aren't enough for Android's required home, back, menu, send and end - and the display may be overhauled as well.  General Mobile still aren't sure whether its 400 x 240 WQVGA resolution will be high enough for Android applications, and if not the panel will be changed.  We're hoping they also rethink the connectivity, too, as the preliminary specs list cellular data as topping out at GSM/EDGE. The DSTL1 also has dual-SIM slots, with the facility to have both lines active simultaneously, together with Bluetooth.  Under the hood a 624MHz Marvell PXA 310 processor keeps things chugging.  It measures 112 x 54 x 16mm, weighs 135g, and should be making an appearance at Mobile World Congress next month. [gallery] [via AndroidAuthority]