Android Phones

Saygus Android phone will support video calls, possibly on Verizon? (hands-on video)

January 9, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Android Phones

Saygus Android phone will support video calls, possibly on Verizon? (hands-on video)

Saygus is in prime position to become the first mobile phone to support video calls on an Android phone. The Saygus VPhone is equipped with a front-facing camera, allowing users to have two-way video calling on their phones. The 5-megapixel camera includes auto-focus and flash for snapping photos, but its the video call feature that will headline VPhone. Before you ask, Skype isn’t yet part of the equation. There would be a limit on the amount of video calls conducted because it would consume a considerable amount of data if frequent video calls are made.

VPhone also comes with a 3.5-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, microSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a Marvell PXA 310 625MHz processor. The phone operates on CDMA and is slated for Q1 release. CDMA means Sprint or Verizon but I’ve been told Verizon is the likely carrier. There are still some business-side issues to deal with like narrowing down the carrier and getting certified by Google, but here’s a look at what the VPhone has to offer.