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Saygus Announces “Competitive Pricing” Video Phone

Saygus has announced the VPhone – it’s Android flavored video conferencing phone that can do 2 way video conferencing on 3G and even Edge networks.. without tearing up bandwidth.  It’s a sleek looking phone, that’s for sure.

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(full size high resolution pictures on their site)

Some of the features listed:

  • Smartphone/PDA/Handset PIMS (Personal Information Management System) i.e. Day Timer, Calendar, Address Book, Remote Save, etc.
  • USB Sync Compatibility to PC
  • Voice Recorder
  • External Speaker
  • GPS
  • Full Color LCD WVGA Touch Screen
  • 2 way video calling
  • Android OS (Operating System) Offering Scores of New Applications
  • Saygus Propietary Real-Time, Two-Way Mobile Video Calling Software – 24 to 30 Frames Per Second (Movies Standards are 24 FPS)
  • USB Host Port (Others have Client Port Only)
  • Modem Port (USB Modem Capable)
  • WiFi 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR
  • Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)
  • Multi Media Player
  • GPS – Global Position Satellite System Capable

Saygus says they plan on staying ahead of the competition and are already planning more features for future models. Complete specs of this device are listed as follows:

Processor Marvell PXA 310, 624MHz
Operating System Android
Memory
Flash: 512 MB
SDRAM: 256 MB
Mass Storage up to 16GB SDHC
Dimensions (LxWxT)
116.5 mm x 59.5 mm x 20.3 mm
(4.58 in x 2.34 in x 0.79 in)
Display
3.5-inch capacitive touch-sensitive screen
800 x 480 (WVGA) resolution
Network CDMA2000 EV-DO REV A
Productivity Applications
Video Calling, Document viewer, File System Explorer, Web Browser, Calculator, Email, Instant Messenger, Image Browser, Voice Recording, Alarm, Calendar, etc.
Keyboard Slide-out 4-row QWERTY keyboard
Connectivity WiFi 802.11b/g (MicroAP, Infrastructure, Ad-Hoc)
Bluetooth v2.0+EDR
Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)
CDMA 800 Mhz – 1900 Mhz
Camera 5 MP main camera with auto focus and flash
VGA forward facing camera
Audio Built-in microphone and speaker
Audio formats MP3, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
Video formats MPEG2, MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery
Capacity: 1500 mAh
Talk time up to 7 hours
Standby time up to 250 hours
Music playback time up to 8 hours
Video-talk time up to 4 hours
Expansion Slot MicroSD™ memory card supports current 16GB and 32GB when available
Special Features Video Telephony – Two-Way Video Calling
GPS / A-GPS E911
3D Accelerometer (G-sensor)
Digital Compass
USB 2.0 OTG / USB Mass Storage / USB Charging
FM Radio

[Wired | Saygus ]

Continue reading on the Saygus Vphone forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • swehes

    I’m looking forward to a phone that can do video conferencing on a GSM network.

  • ari-free

    it looks like droid with a keyboard that looks like it can be usable…

  • G

    I wonder what the price is….

  • http://blog.tkassembled.com TK

    Weak, CDMA.

  • Abrown

    Sweet! I would just like the forward camera on a Droid and then use some Skype!

  • ThinkOpenly

    “USB host port”? Does that mean one can plug other USB devices to it? /me pictures a hub with a full size keyboard, mouse, DVD drive, and 1TB disk. :-)

  • rkaid___

    @ThinkOpenly – yes it does, though I would imagine you can hack a Blutooth KB/mouse into working with a Android device.
    “Saygus Propietary Real-Time, Two-Way Mobile Video Calling Software – 24 to 30 Frames Per Second (Movies Standards are 24 FPS”
    I don’t believe for a second, Saygus have the most efficient vid codecs.
    This phone will fail. No one will hand over the coin for this thing, when they can wait a bit for hardened, proven device manufactures to simply include another camera on the front and some efficient on the fly vid compression algorithms, be it software or on a chip.

  • Mensahwatts

    Yes indeedy a badass looking phone! I would indeey buy it

  • Del

    Hmm…I’m interested as to what version of Andy will be shipping with this device. It looks like the screen shots show a degenerate form of Sense, but that can’t be…I doubt HTC would allow their skin to be used by another company.

  • rkaid___

    The new iPhone is meant to have a forward facing camera for vid conf, i would imagine new HTC’s and the like will have it.
    Its the same old story though, vid conf wont take off, until the majority of the ppl that you regular call, have the same ability… and it MUST be cross platform for it to take off.