Verizon and the Saygus VPhone with Skype

February 23, 2010

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Back in November 2009 we brought you the news that Skype and Verizon were teaming up to create a phone together. The only thing we could think of at the time was a device aimed towards video chat and Skype related communication. Since Saygus made their original statement, out of the blue, the specification list has changed somewhat. The new specifiction list originates from Androidspin.com. However, the changes are not too drastic. We’re quite impressed that Saygus has kept true to their announcement in any regard, since they are an unknown American manufacturer, and as yet, unproven.

The processor was alleged to originally clock in at around 600 MHz, but this has been bumped up to 800Mhz. However, given the nature of the device and what is already on the market, it would also make sense that a 1Ghz Snapdragon should be in the mix. Either way, this type of heavy integration with Skype is a bold and interesting move from Verizon, and one we look forward to seeing come to fruition.

Here is a break down of the specifiction as they appear on Androidspin

  • Processor: Marvell PXA 310 800 MHz
  • Operating System: Android
  • Memory: 512 MB ROM, 256 MB SDRAM, SDHC memory card to 16 GB
  • Dimensions: 116.5 59.5 x 20.3 mm
  • Screen: 3.5-inch capacitive with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
  • Network: CDMA2000 EV-DO REV A
  • Communication capabilities: WiFi 802.11b / g and Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR with A2DP
  • Camera: 5 megapixel main camera with autofocus and flash
  • Front camera: VGA-camera with built-in microphone
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, MIDI, AAC, AAC +, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
  • Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Battery: Li-Po 1500 mAh
  • Hours Talk Time: Up to 7 hours
  • Hours of standby time: up to 250 hours
  • Hours videoconference: up to 4 hours
  • GPS-module: with A-GPS E911
  • Accelerometer
  • Digital Compass
  • USB: USB 2.0 OTG / USB Mass Storage
  • FM-radio
  • Other possibilities: Document viewer, file manager, web browser, calculator, Email, Instant Messenger, Recorder / Voice Notes, Alarm clock, Calendar

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