New Yuhua phone designed to run Android
Yuhua, previously known as Yuhuatel, are a Chinese mobile ODM (original design maker) that have recently demonstrated a hardware reference design for use with the Android OS. The company already offer a few phones that run Java and Linux, such as the CPhone. Indeed, the General Mobile DSTL1 was based on a design by Yuhua. Their current customers include Alcatel-TCL and Wigimo, the latter of which is owned by Race Telecom who specialise in mobile solutions for children and parents.
According to Linux Devices, the Xphone-SDK runs Android on a PXA-310 SoC clocked to 624MHz making it very similar to the DSTL1. Similarly, it seems to come with the same 3-inch Sharp touchscreen and tri-band GPRS/EDGE capability. The Xphone design provides a 3 MP camera, WiFi and Bluetooth although GPS and accelerometers are missing. Specifications for the Xphone-SDK are listed after the jump.
- Processor — Marvell PXA-310 624Mhz
- Memory — 128MB SDRAM; 256MB internal ROM
- Flash — MicroSD card slot for up to 16GB external
- Cellular — 900/1800/1900MHz GPRS/EDGE
- Display — 3-inch TFT WQVGA (240 x 400)
- WiFi — 802.11b/g
- Bluetooth — Bluetooth 2.0
- Camera — 3Mpix camera (no flash)
- Video playback — H.264, streaming, 3GPP, MPEG4, Codec 3GP
- Audio playback — G-streamer based engine supports major codec media files, including MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, MPEG4, WAV, MIDI
- Image support — JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF
- Web and messaging — HTTP, WAP Push, xHTML, SMS, MMS
- Other features — Data kits for USB/JTAG connectivity
- Battery — 1000mAh
- Operating system — Android (Linux/Java)
Apparently Yuhua’s Xphone-SDK is available to OEMs now and if you want to pick up more information you can visit their (non-English) website here.