Due to the open-source nature of the Android operating system, we have always expected to see smaller companies pushing through with their own products in an attempt to appeal to the price conscientious consumer. Indeed, General Mobile, Kogan and most recently Geeks’Phone have all done just that. Well, according to Unwired Views, HIGHSCREEN PP5420 by Vobis Computer will hit Russia next week.

It would seem as though this device is already available in Windows Mobile form as the Mobinova Ice; the specification sheets certainly look similar and are not bad either. You can expect a 3’’ WQVGA flat TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen along with a 3 megapixel autofocus camera with dedicated shutter control. Aside from the front facing camera, the HIGHSCREEN PP5420 will also push Bluetoth 2.0+EDR, Wi-Fi, UMTS/HSDPA and aGPS, all running on a Qualcomm MSM7201 processor chip. This is perfect for a mid-range handset available for £320 ($510) or so.

Admittedly, this device isn’t quite as nice as the Geeks’phone, but it is the kind of product that will certainly put pressure on the start-up company.

James Tromans

Contributing editor of AndroidAuthority.com, based in the U.K.