Remember the piece we wrote about an Android-based phone that Baidu and Foxconn are working on together? You don’t have to wonder anymore how the phone would look like, since the Chinese giant has just made an official announcement about it. Dubbed the Changhong H5018, it seems the main selling point of Baidu’s new phone will be its 899 RMB pricing.
For the equivalent of the $140 you’ll have to shell out for the Changhong H5018, you’ll get a 3.5-inch phone with 480 x 320 resolution that runs on Baidu’s Cloud Smart Terminal platform. This means it’s essentially an Android phone of Gingerbread flavor, with all of the Google apps wiped off. You’ll be [...]
What do you get when you combine Baidu and Foxconn? If rumors are to be believed, the two Chinese tech powerhouses are planning to collaborate on making an entry level smartphone targeted at the local market. The Baidu-branded phone is expected to have a 3.5-inch touchscreen, high-res camera and a 1400mAh battery. Not the kind of specs that would get our tech juices flowing, but for a predicted price of $159 (or about 1000 RMB), it might become a hit in the mainland.
Baidu, naturally, will take care of the software side of things. The phone will run Baidu’s Yi, a mobile operating system based on Android platform, minus [...]