Haier shows H7 Android smartphone at CommunicAsia

June 17, 2009
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CNET Crave has posted a brief story on an Android based smartphone mockup that Haier is showing at CommunicAsia in Singapore.  Haier claims that the device will have a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, an FM radio, a 2 megapixel camera, GPS, as well as WiFi and Bluetooth.

Haier H7 - Photo by Leonard Goh of CNET Asia

Haier H7 - Photo by Leonard Goh of CNET Asia

From the photo of the mockup we can also see that the device is intended to have a trackball for directional control.  The fact that it mentions “GPRS” as the only carrier based data standard supported doesn’t bode well for 3G data (though we’d have to assume it had at least EDGE).  The reference to “T-Flash” in the photo implies that the phone will have a microSD card slot, as TransFlash and T-Flash were old names for the original microSD specification.

Crave reports that the device is expected to ship with Android Cupcake, but that the company will make use of the 2.0 Donut release if it is available in time for the phone’s planned September release in France, at a cost of roughly US$150.

Larger photo after the jump.

Haier H7 - Photo by Leonard Goh of CNET Asia

Haier H7 - Photo by Leonard Goh of CNET Asia

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