January 27, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
Take a gander at the beautiful General Mobile DSTL1, the latest phone said to pack the Google Android operating system into a new piece of hardware. The sleek black phone will be shown at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain next month, and it promises to join a line of manufacturers jumping aboard the Android train.
The DSTL 1 is a looker, but this beauty packs some great features under the hood as well:
- Double SIM, Linux 2.6 Kernel
- TFT/ WQVGA/ 260K Colors/ 3.0″ Sharp Brand Touchscreen Display/ 240 x 400 pixels
- Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE, and WAP2.0 support
- MMS (picture and video messaging)
- FM Radio
- Dimensions – 112x54x16mm
- 4GB internal memory, 256MB flash + 128MB SDRAM ,”Up to 8GB T-flash Card Support”
- 5MP Camera Auto Focus with Flash Sharp Brand Camera
- Talk Time 240 minutes
- Standby Time 150 hours
- Battery 1200 mAh
- Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF document view
- MP3/ WAV/ MIDI/ AMR support 3GP, MPEG4, AVI (DIVX)
- Video chat support
The DSTL 1 reads like a checklist of every cell phone user’s most desired features, which would make it a serious force when combined with a library of Android apps. Personally, I’m most excited by the Video chat and audio codec support, but I’ve learned to never get too excited about gadgets as they often can let you down by not delivering what they promise. However, this is truly a phone worth getting excited over, however cautiously.
Expect more info from General Mobile and many other manufacturers before and during the MWC. According to Android Authority, the DSTL 1 is expected to launch in Q3 2009.
Photos courtesy of General Mobile