Time to eat my words. A month ago I posted an article about the Geek Phone One but my tone was of cautious pessimism. I wasn’t sure the phone and company were real and even if they were, I strongly doubted the project had the wings to fly. We’re now seeing the first signs that I could be completely wrong.
The company held an event in Barcelona Spain which was attended by the folks at Engadget Spanish (translated). GeeksPhone did in fact unveil their new Android Phone – dubbed “One” – and announced a bunch of details on specs and such:
- Android 1.5 (will upgrade to 2.0 Donut when released)
- 625 Mhz Marvell PXA310 Processor
- 3.2 inch resistive touchscreen
- Mini-USB port
- MicroSD slot
- Quadband EDGE and HSDPA
- 3.2 MP Camera
- Front facing camera for video calling
The phone is slated to launch this fall for somewhere around $350 to $425… unlocked of course. Even better, the company has promised that you’ll have root access to the phone right out of the box – someting developers and hackers (dare we say geeks?) will surely love.
One of the initial red flags was the company’s practically non-existent and extremely uglified web presence. I was happy to see a completely revamped site that gives GeeksPhone and their One device a quality home for a product that seems quite promising for Geeks around the world:
This is what I said about Geek Phone One a month ago:
I just don’t see this happening. I would love to be proven wrong though.
It looks like I WILL be proven wrong and as I explained – that would be great. Keep in mind that the device shown in Barcelona, at least according to reports, was non-working prototype. But in the next few weeks they plan to have something ready for review and their blog promises pictures and videos galore.
We’re eagerly awaiting our helping of humble pie!