One final hands on video from Mobile World Congress. Our friends from and.roid.es stopped by GeeksPhone and got a look at their One Android phone. The hardware is pretty standard, but this phone comes with root access out of the box. GeeksPhone wants to target the hacker and development communities and even gave Cyanogen a shout out in the video. The company was only founded in 2009 and they are already working on more devices which will keep the same level of openness.
Highlights of the GeeksPhone One include (see complete specs):
- 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225
- 3.2″ WQVGA Fujitsu MVA hybrid-resistive touchscreen
- 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM
- Camera (main): 3.1 megapixel HD camera with AutoFocus, Camera (front): 0.3 megapixel fixed-focus camera [Not yet available]
- 40-key physical QWERTY slider (d-pad and fn keys)
- 110 x 55 x 15 mm, 123g
- Android 1.6 based OS with enhanced UI
Customers can purchase the One for €299 free of contract at http://shop.geeksphone.com
Update: Javier Agüera from GeeksPhone added the following response in the comments.
Hi guys… I’m Javier, the guys actually holding the device in that video.
Any doubt that you have… jsut let me know and will reply here or by email if you prefer (javier@….)
Just wanted to remark… this is our first product, and feature-wise it’s quite standard. Actually as of now it’s the cheapest Android device that you can purchase (below 300€) and we believe it offers a good quality/price/service ratio =)
PS: This is just our start… be prepared for what comes next
PS2: Our community is working right now on having 2.1 ported to the device.
PS3: The graphics processor is as poweful as the HTC Hero one.