Amico reveal Android phone at CTIA Wireless 2009
EngadgetMobile are hot on the heels of another device that looks to be running Android that could one day make its way into the palm of your hand. As another site has noted, there is little information available about the manufacturing company, Amico. However, we did a little more digging and we managed to find a few Google hits and their website. In fact, we also found out that they exhibited at booth 2333 CTIA Wireless back in 2008.
The Taiwanese company, operating out of the Taipei World Trade Center, offer “innovative and advanced mobile phone devices in forms of OEM ODM” and export worldwide. This is probably one of the main reasons most of us will not have come across their name before, or indeed the ‘Brava’. Sporting a Marvell 624Mhz processor and a 3 inch WQVGA 262k TFT resistive touch-screen, the Bravia Brava is the candy-bar phone king, measuring in at 110mm x 55mm x 12.8mm. There is also a microSD slot that works with cards as large as 8GB to store all your pictures taken on the 3MP camera with auto-focus. This is pretty necessary since the onboard 256MB flash and 128MB SDRAM are hardly anything to scream about. As far as we can tell, there is no GPS unit, but there is of course Bluetooth 2.0, USB 1.1 (U-Disk), an FM radio, and WiFi 802.11b/g.
Although this device may be considered a standard candy-bar phone and appear rather dull, the fact that it is running Android does make it stand out (at least to us). Granted, we’re slightly biased, but if Amico can get this thing out quickly, they’ll surely grab a chunk of the Android market, even if it’s the lower end. Unfortunately, they are allegedly reworking the device’s specs at the moment to include 3G in addition to tri-band GSM/EDGE. Hopefully this won’t take too long!