Bluebird Pidion BIP-6000 to also offer Android
Bluebird Soft Inc. is releasing an updated Pidion device sporting Google’s Android. The device actually already exists with Window Mobile and follows Bluebird’s usual naming scheme; the BIP-6000. The rugged Android based version is currently offering firmware version 1.5 but will upgrade to 2.x in the first 3 – 6 months of 2010.
In terms of hardware, things remain pretty much the same as they did when the device ran windows. It offers a 806MHz Marvell PXA320 processor along with GSM / HSDPA voice and data. For good measure there is a 3MP camera but the most interesting feature is the dedicated barcode scanner. Add on a 3.5-inch VGA display, full QWERTY keyboard and the cornerstone aspect of the product, a moisture resistent hard-as-nails exterior, and there is no other Android phone out there like it.