February 18, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
General Mobile’s DSTL1 became the latest device to throw its name into the Android frenzy at Mobile World Conference. The ultra-sleek touchscreen phone that we reported on earlier was shown today at MWC, and Engadget got an up close look at the device. The DSTL1 looks a little thicker than I expected but still seems smooth and appealing. Here are a few other details gathered from the video:
- The DSTL1 is expected to cost less than $500 USD, according to the presenter.
- Two versions of the phone will be released; one for the U.S. and another for the Asian, European, and Middle Eastern markets
- The phone use a resistive touch screen, which is more resistant to water or dust. (The iPhone and G1/HTC Dream use a capacitive screen that enables multitouch).
- The DSTL1 will start shipping towards the end of Q2 2009.