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Saygus VPhone to Be Verizon's First Open Development Handset

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Nov 10, 2009, 5:27 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Nov 10, 2009, 6:13 PM

Today Saygus told Phone Scoop that its V1 Android handset -- to be branded as the VPhone -- will be Verizon Wireless' first Open Development Initiative handset. The V1 boasts some impressive specs, and is just "days" away from certification on Verizon's network. The stand-out feature of the VPhone is going to be a video sharing service that will allow two people to share a live, two-way video feed. It will also be able to act as a Wi-Fi router, similar to the Novatel MiFi. According to the Saygus web site, the VPhone has a 3.5-inch, 800 x 480 pixel, high resolution capacitive touch display. It is powered by a 624MHz processor, has a 5 megapixel main camera and a VGA camera that faces users. It supports EVDO Rev. A, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, accelerometer, digital compass and microSD cards up to 32GB. The device is a sideways slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard. Saygus said that because the VPhone is an ODI device, it won't be beholden to some of the restrictions placed on Verizon's regular handsets and it will support applications such as VoIP via the 3G network. Saygus believes the device will be available late 2009 or early 2010 through most of Verizon's sales channels. The VPhone was recently approved by the FCC.

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android payurbill Nov 14, 2009, 1:59 PM
Hotspot and phone concurrently? flexboy Nov 13, 2009, 12:08 PM
Unlocked right? island-guy Nov 11, 2009, 11:41 AM
Smooth.... island-guy Nov 10, 2009, 6:05 PM
Eric str8jacket5150 Nov 14, 2009, 12:35 PM
Who really cares? bluecoyote Nov 10, 2009, 6:11 PM
Wi-Fi router, similar to the Novatel MiFi. payurbill Nov 10, 2009, 8:53 PM
Open Development and Apple Azeron Nov 10, 2009, 8:19 PM
DVD Feature Azeron Nov 11, 2009, 12:16 PM
wow..... verizonmaster Nov 10, 2009, 5:56 PM
So, who the hell is Saygus anyway? iamajim Nov 10, 2009, 8:17 PM
November 27, 2007 Azeron Nov 10, 2009, 10:31 PM
$500? MediaGuru Nov 10, 2009, 6:19 PM
  • Re: $500? by Azeron   Nov 10, 2009, 6:53 PM
    • Re: $500? by Azeron   Nov 10, 2009, 6:56 PM
      • Re: $500? by Menno   Nov 10, 2009, 8:23 PM
        • Re: $500? by Azeron   Nov 10, 2009, 8:38 PM
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Saygus rate plans? Azeron Nov 10, 2009, 7:24 PM
Wait... Azeron Nov 10, 2009, 5:47 PM
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