General Mobile has been known for making knockoff’s of popular smartphones and usually we just laugh at them and forget about their existence. But this is a different situation, the Touch Stone looks to bring us something we all wanted but HTC could not deliver. Thats Android on the HD2.
This phone has many of the HD2’s specs, from the 5 megapixel camera to the 4.3-inch capacitive WVGA display, but adds an “optional” analog TV tuner (which won’t do countries with digital transitions any good) and Android 2.0 atop an ARM9-based PXA935 core. Unfortunately this phone is not available yet. They are aiming for a release towards the end of the year. Who knows, by then the real HD2 may come in an Android 2.1 or higher version.
Head over to Engadget for more pictures of the Touch Stone.