Saygus VPhone to Be Verizon's First Open Development Handset
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.
Verizon-Branded Windows Phone Pops Up on FCC Site
Documents on the FCC website recently revealed an unannounced handset from Microsoft intended for Verizon Wireless. The FCC notes the device supports Verizon's LTE and CDMA networks, but reveals little else.
Verizon Prepaid Now Selling Samsung Galaxy J1
Verizon Wireless recently added the Samsung Galaxy J1 to its lineup of prepaid handsets. The J1 is a compact, entry-level Android smartphone.
Verizon Adds LG Lancet to Windows Phone Lineup
Verizon Wireless today announced the LG Lancet, the first Windows Phone handset to support Verizon's Advanced Calling 1.0 service. Lancet owners will be able to make high-definition voice calls via Verizon's LTE network.
Motorola Droid Turbo Boasts 48-Hour Battery Life
Motorola and Verizon Wireless today announced the Droid Turbo, a high-end handset that claims to offer two days of battery life. The Droid Turbo's design is in keeping with Droids past and comes in several finishes, including metallic fiber and ballistic nylon.
FCC Outs Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2 for T-Mobile
Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site reveal details about an unannounced handset from Alcatel. The Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2 is an Android smartphone with support for T-Mobile's network, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, according to the FCC.
Hotspot and phone concurrently?
This will be very i...
Who really cares?
So when this no-name device screws up, where am I going to go for support? Is it going to be like the days of Windows Mobile where the minute something touches it they recuse themselves of any responsibility if the phone keeps locking up?
Please, take up a hobby like putting ships into bottles and get off the internet.
Under a locked down device distribution system, VZW has created its own monopoly over its handset supply chai...
Wi-Fi router, similar to the Novatel MiFi.
Open Development and Apple
I also think, VZW would...
So, who the hell is Saygus anyway?
http://androidcommunity.com/saygus-vphone-v1-shows-u ... »
But yes, I think most of us have never heard of them. Don't feel alone!
Saygus's mobile, real-time, two-way video calling technology allows families, individuals, business and medical, military, governmental and security personnel access to high speed data information at low transfer speed rates, t...
November 27, 2007
They promised this two years ago and I never thought that I would see the day. Now I am wondering how this is going to work. Will I keep my existing calling plan (minus TEC) and subscribe to those other features from Saygus?
Saygus rate plans?
Three-Year Extended Warranty â€“ One Year Manufacturerâ€™s and Two Years Extended Available For One-Time Fee
Remote Save Capability â€“ Save ANY Information AND Live Video Calls Entered to Remote Servers and Protect Against Data Loss For Monthly Fee
Insurance â€“ Protect Against Loss, Theft, or Out of Warrantee User Damage For Monthly Fee
VMS â€“ Video Messaging Service Offering Video Messages Like Text Messaging for $2.99/Mo. Unlimited.