Oct 26th, 2009

If you’re the type that doesn’t mind buying Fimberland boots at the Flea Market, flaunting the fake logo and cosmetic looks while knowing the soles will be falling off within a few short months, we may have found you an Android Phone to match. The SciPhone N19 and N21 Android phones are now available and they are definitely looking like BlackBerry Storm and general Mobile DSTL1 knockoffs:

sciphonen19-n21

The specs are about as impressive as the rip job – not too good. Here are some specs for each of the Android Fonies:

N19

  • 400 MHz processor
  • 2.8-inch screen
  • 320×240 Pixel resolution
  • 128MB ROM
  • 128 MB RAM
  • MicroSD slot (8GB Max)
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2MP camera
  • 1200 mAh battery
  • GSM 900/1800 bands

N21

  • Dual SIM
  • 624 MHz processor
  • 3-inch screen
  • 240×400 pixel resolution
  • 128MB RAM
  • 256MB ROM
  • MicroSD slot (16GB Max)
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • 5MP camera with auto-focus
  • G-Sensor
  • 1200 mAh battery
  • Dual NXP EDGE networking

I try not to be critical of smaller companies trying to leverage Android and really build something innovative. Geeks Phone One would be a great example of  a company employing that approach. But the SciPhone doesn’t really bring any innovation to the table and I have to say… disappointed.

The price point isn’t shabby though at $150 and $235 respectively without the need for a contract. So if you’re dying for Android and don’t want to tie yourself down there is this option… but I’d be more inclined to go the EBay route. Just sayin’

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