An Android device I'd love to see

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  1. johnkzin

    johnkzin Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Sep 28, 2008
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    Someone on one of the many android sites suggested that maybe we'd start to see all of those cheap knock off phones from China start running Android soon. Well, today, I stumbled across this little gem:


    And I thought "that's ALMOST a device I could see running android on". With the following changes:

    (obviously, get android onto it)

    1) Increase the screen resolution to 320x480

    2) Give it at least 256MB ROM, 192MB RAM

    3) add AT&T or T-Mobile-USA UMTS/HSPA to it (preferably both), and EDGE.

    4) Change the OK key to a "Control" key

    5) Change the key between "OK" and "Space" to "Search".

    6) Change the "envelope" key to a "menu" key

    7) Change the key that has a Chinese character to say "ALT" (I assume that's what it is: the key for invoking the blue symbols)

    8) Change the two "soft" buttons on the face (the "-" buttons) to "Home" and "Back"

    9) Add a "menu" key to the button area (probably between the screen and the d-pad

    10) add a wifi interface (even if that means removing the TV and/or FM tuner)

    11) if possible, make it quad-band GSM instead of tri-band

    I think that'd be a great basis for an android phone (with or without the TV/FM tuners). It's a tilt screen, side-slide, dual SIM card phone. It already has tri-band GSM, and it looks like it has a decent keyboard. It's of similar size to the G1 (thicker, though), and it has almost twice the battery capacity, it appears. (though, without knowing its power consumption, I can't tell you what the battery lifetime would be)

    If they got all of that done, I'd probably buy one just to see if it turned out ok.

  2. drustvold

    drustvold Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2008
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    Um, I like the R2D2 style antenna?
  3. StarLog

    StarLog Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2008
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    It's a kewl phone, but if something goes wrong, it is a pain to get fixed.
    I had two Daxian x999+ cell phones go bad, and the vendor disappeared no repair, so i have $500 of junk.

    Just be careful you do not get burned.

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