Feb 9th, 2011

Somehow, very quietly, Olive Telecom in India has produced a smartphone that looks to be tfirst outside of the Nexus S to feature Android 2.3 Gingerbread. There is something fishy about the report from The Times of India, which features the above pictures of the OliveSmart V-S300 with Froyo rather than Gingerbread. Provided that is simply a marketing mock-up blunder, this handset appears to be anything but a joke.

With a 4.1-inch screen, Snapdragon process, and HSPA+, the slim handset measuring at 9.9mm thick is a real power house. Add a 5MP rear camera and front-facing camera and this phone runs with the best. It’s enough to make us envious of the folks over in India, if only for the fact that it would mean more handsets with Gingerbread. The phone is priced just south of $500 in US money, or Rs 20,000.

[thanks, Roze!]