Friday, July 31, 2009

Philips to launch Android phones

By: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee

If you haven't seen a Philips cell phone ever in you life you are not alone. The technology giant could never make a grip over the cell phone market although they had made an early entry. All that is supposed to change and Philips is all set take the market by storm. The technology spies have given the world the first glimpse of Philips' Android based phone. The phone is rumoured to have been code named V808.

The images of the phone powered by Google's Android OS was leaked on a Chinese website which claimed to have got a prototype of the product and would soon review it. This initial information on the claims its dimensions to be 115×61x14mm. V808 will come with a 3.2-inch HVGA (Half-size VGA) display of 480x320 pixels. The phone will also come with a 3.2 mega pixel camera with video recording facilities and built in GPS / WiFi.

The phone will be initially sold in China where Philips is famous for its making extremely long standby phone. The phone is focusing on the GPS side of things to have a competitive edge over its rivals. Philips V808 will offer new GPS software along with a mounting kit for your car. Unlike HTC’s Sense User Interface, the Philips V808 will use the default Android user interface and touch sensitive buttons below the display screen.

This will also serve as a huge boost for Google's Android OS as the technology giant hasn't been able to capture the market share it would have liked to. With manufacturers like Nokia under its kitty Symbian OS is still holding lion's share in the smart phone market.. Philips will serve as another shot in the arm for Google after HTC, Samsung, LG and Motorola plan to launch more Android based phone in the near future

Philips V808 won’t be called V808 when it hits the stands due to the leakage of the name. There are rumours that it might be branded as Xenium branding during its launch. It remains to be seen if the technology giant can create a storm in the mobile market with V808 or bite dust even this time around.


Anonymous,  July 31, 2009 at 11:03 PM  

@Nokia under its kitty Symbian OS is still holding lion's share in the smart phone market..

Dude...I doubt the correctness of the above statement u made...Nokia and Smartphones???Did Nokia ever come close to being a Smartphone sweeper??Nopes... the classical sense belong to the trio of Apple,Blackberry and Palm.HTC is too small an entity to eclipse any sorta turnaround miracle..throw in Asus or Fly as well.Each of these vendors have their own OS,and maintain a synergistic application cloud or suite...Even Windows hardly features as a bigticket player in this space....As of now,the sole objective behind Android appears to be simply taking digs at Daddy Microsoft

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