Pantech announce Android based Sirius for S. Korea
Pantech Co., are South Korea’s third largest handset maker, and want to see their share in the high-end smartphone market increase with the all new Sirius. To put things in perspective, the Sirius will be the company’s first device to offer the Android 2.1 operating system and just the third handset in the country to offer any flavor of Android at all.
The Sirius is alleged to be specially tailored to the South Korean market, with a particular emphasis on social networking services and Web browsing. With that said, it would seem as though the web browse will only offer Flash Lite for now.
As for specifications, the Sirius will sport a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a 800×480 resolution. The device will be powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and will offer the ever-so-popular built-in T-DMB TV tuner. As you would expect, there is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, along with a 5-megapixel camera. There is not much space to store your images on the 500MB of built in storage, but the handset will ship with an 8GB microSDHC memory card and support capacities up to 32GB. The Sirius will also offer a HDMI output port along with DivX video capabilities.
The device is set to land with SK Telecom for the equivalent of $807. It is one of 10 Android based devices that Pantech are set to launch this year.