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Android Army Gains A Soldier Of ONE

An unknown company hailing from Spain has released information about a brand new Android device. The Geeks'Phone ONE boasts some impressive specs, and the company expects to be able to sell it unlocked for about $375.

An unknown company hailing from Spain has released information about a brand new Android device. The Geeks'Phone ONE boasts some impressive specs, and the company expects to be able to sell it unlocked for about $375.The ONE, according to Geeks'Phone, runs the Android system stuffed into a Samsing i900 device. It has a large touch screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It's interesting that Geeks'Phone has decided to skip tackling the hardware end of the equation. By licensing a design from someone else, it has allowed them to concentrate on putting Android to the best use possible.

Geeks'Phone has created its own user interface for the ONE, though it hasn't shared too many details about what that UI entails. The field of Android devices that are filtering their way to market is certainly ramping up speed. I am excited that a new company has taken on the challenge to customize it in their own way.

It comes with a raft of radios, including quad-band GSM/EDGE and 2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA at 7.2Mbps. You'll also find Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, accelerometer, DVB-H and a Digital TV tuner.

Geeks'Phone provided a crazy complete spec list:

  • Form factor: Full screen candy-bar with flat sliding keyboard
  • OS: Android OS with custom UI
  • Platform: Qualcomm 7×25 Baseband
  • Processor: 528 MHz ARM11 (ARM1136EJ-S) Jazelle™ series
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM7225
  • DSP/RIL: Qualcomm radioOne QDSP5000
  • RAM: 256Mb mDDR
  • ROM: 256Mb NAND
  • Radio: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 & HSPA 2100 (7.2mbps/5.7mbps)
  • Antenna: Ethertronics Hi-Gain active omni antenna (GSM/WiFi/GPS/BT)
  • Display: 3.2" WQVGA Fujitsu MVA hybrid-resistive touchscreen
  • Keyboard: Virtual and 40-key physical QWERTY slider (d-pad and fn keys)
  • Camera (main): 3.1 megapixel HD camera with AutoFocus
  • Camera (front): 0.3 megapixel fixed-focus camera
  • WiFi: Marvell 802.11 b/g
  • GPS: SirfStar3 with DGPS (WAAS/EGNOS)
  • A-GPS: Ephemeris QuickFix™ with database auto-update (fetnet server)
  • Bluetooth: long range BT 2.1 compliant
  • USB: MicroUSB Client (U-Disk system with SD Reader and USB-modem)
  • Accelerometer (3-axis)
  • Storage: up to 32GB via MicroSD (SDHC & SDIO standards)
  • F-Keys: Call (green), Hang (Red), Multifunction (White),
  • Camera, Volume slider (with mute lock), Power & 3 virtual keys (Menu/Home/Back)
  • Audio Subsystem: Wolfson DAC/CODEC (ALSA)
  • Speakers: 2×1 watt RMS wide-range speakers
  • Microphone: high-end dynamic microphone with digital noise suppression
  • Headset jack: 3.5mm Headset/Handsfree minijack
  • Battery: 1110 mAh 3.7V Li-Po
  • Size/Weight: 110 x 55 x 14 mm / 123g
  • Others: Includes a retractile stylus; Biodegradable plastic housing.

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