Sep 29 AT 3:09 PM Nick Gray 16 Comments

Coolpad serves up the N930 with ceramic buttons and a titanium shell

The cool thing about smartphones used to be that only a select few owned and knew how to use them properly. These days, your dad, cousin, and even your Aunt Sally are all sporting the latest Android powered smartphone. If you’re a bit like me, you might be interested in something that’s a little harder to find and offers a unique experience.

Enter the Coolpad N930. This new Android 2.1 powered handset features a 3.5 inch ASV capacitive LCD display (800 x 480), 1GHz processor, ceramic buttons, and a titanium shell. Android purists will most likely scoff at yet another custom UI, but it looks like owners of the Coolpad N930 are in for a treat. The handset’s custom UI treatment appears to offer a total of twelve home screen panels, an application dock, and some pretty elegant widgets.

No word on pricing or availability, but we’re hearing that Coolpad will be releasing more details on the N930 during the P&T / Expo Comm China in October. I’m sure most of you are probably going to stick to that EVO 4G or Galaxy S that you picked up last month, but I’m pretty sure a handful of you might actually consider importing the Coolpad N930 from your favorite cellphone import shop.

Via: Androinica

Source: Engadget

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Hans

    Wow, this is the first time I see the TatMobile music player on an actual phone.

    • Christopher Chavez

      I saw the same thing! I just about FREAKED!

      I wonder if this means it will have TAT’s custom UI??? This phone just got a whole lot sexier….

      • http://Website Hans

        I know! I’m a huge fan of their concepts. I wish android would incorporate some of them into its stock UI. Things like the music player and home screens would be awesome. Also their 2D/3D lists and maps.

  • Vinny

    What carrier is this for?

    • Nick Gray

      There’s no news on carrier support yet, but it will most likely only be available in Asian markets.

  • http://Website SquirrelWithAGunAtTheZoo

    3.5″ is a little too small for my tastes. My 3.7″ Desire barely has enough real estate for me :p

  • http://Website nate

    I don’t understand all the hype about 12 home screens, I use adw launcher and use 3, I would use two but then The background looks weird.

    • Nick Gray

      Yes, with ADW and other home replacement apps you can use as many or as few home panels as you want, but keep in mind that most custom widgets that ship with these custom UI’s don’t work on other home screen apps. If you use large 4 x 4 widgets, you’ll need a lot more home screen real-estate.

  • http://Website NeoteriX

    The biggest problem with having “unique” phones is, “Who is going to support this?” With bugfixes and iterations of Android coming out as rapidly as they do, it doesn’t pay to go for a unique handset that just doesn’t have the production numbers to justify the investment in upkeep.

    • Nick Gray

      I know a lot of people want support for their phones and updates for the next 5 years. Since I have no clue how the Chinese mobile market is sitting, it’s hard to say how well this phone will sell.

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    It looks to sense like. Not that sense is a bad thing but, why look like somebodies else UI?
    almost looks like the legend. it is neat though.

    • http://Website Hans

      It’s Tat Mobile’s UI concepts. Check them out on youtube.

  • http://Website Frank

    But does it come with Motoblur?

    • http://Website hans

      Do you see Motorola on there anywhere?

  • http://Website jordan

    Does it come with an i*hone4?! ….I want an i*hone4…

  • sales proposal

    It looks cool. I am very interested in its price, with these features.