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Lenovo Demos 'OPhone' Android Handset

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Lenovo Demos 'OPhone' Android Handset

Lenovo does many things well, but phones?

Well it seems we may just have to tick another box because the Chinese mega-corp has rather surprisingly shown off an extremely swanky Android based prototype which it is calling (oh my word) the 'OPhone'.

There is reason behind the naming however and it has nothing to do with the company expecting a particularly pleasant reaction from customers. Instead it is a codename derived from handsets based on China Mobile's Open Mobile System (OMS) which is the TD SCDMA (China's custom 3G standard) combined with Android.

So yep, the big downer here looks like should it hit production then first dibs go to Lenovo's homeland so I'm going to fight back by pretending the (as yet unreleased) specs of the OPhone are as follows: a stretched 128 x 128 resolution resistive touchscreen, a 0.3MP camera, no 3G, GPS or WiFi, a CompactFlash expansion slot (supporting up to 64MB) with 6MB of native memory onboard and an IE mobile browser - but then again, I doubt it.

As you'd expect there is no release date or even suggestion of one so but I'm optimistic we could see market ready Ophones by Q2 next year. Am I on a flight of fancy here? It's Friday afternoon, of course!

Update: Anyone think that browser reference was a bit mean? Yeah, me too - I'm feeling guilty about it.

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dlord

December 12, 2008, 10:24 pm

You're not the one who should be feeling guilty about IE mobile. Isn't that right Bill?

Yas

December 13, 2008, 1:24 am

128 x 128 resolution. From the Pic, looks liek a fairly big screen. So the pixels are gonna be huge! you will actually be able to count them

Robovski

December 13, 2008, 6:36 am

The huge pixels would give it a real retro look - just the thing for Space Invaders.

ThaDon

December 13, 2008, 9:42 pm

AND Asteroids!!!

Gordon394

December 15, 2008, 6:10 am

@Yas - you do know I was being sarcastic, right? :)

Yas

December 16, 2008, 5:18 am

Haha... i do indeed. although for a minute there, i was thinking how cool it would be...

Ahlan

January 12, 2009, 1:08 am

Well Android is the best mobile software out there, and lenovo make best laptops... i guess iphone is no mach for this phone, we will have to wait and see how well dose this Ophone perform.

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