New Android Phone From Saygus Features Two-Way Video Calling

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News Posted: Tue, Nov 17 2009 6:00 PM
Saygus unveiled a new Android equipped smartphone that has two-way video calling capabilities. The Saygus VPhone is expected to be available as a CDMA device through Verizon’s Open Development Initiative (ODI).

The VPhone has two cameras—a 5 MP main camera with auto focus and flash and a VGA forward-facing camera for video calling. The phone also offers Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth, a slide-out keyboard, and a screen resolution that is twice that of the iPhone. Its long-life battery can provide up to four hours of video calling and seven hours of talk time.

Using major U.S. cellular networks, Saygus has achieved two-way cellular video calls at 24 to 30 frames per second using its low bandwidth video calling technology. The company has tested its technology on other devices and other cellular networks implementing video calling at 2.5G EDGE data rates.

    

VPhone features:
  • Video Calling. Saygus VPhone includes Saygus' proprietary video calling technology for the world’s first low bandwidth two-way cellular video calling
  • Tethering. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB tethering for up to eight devices
  • 1500 mAh Battery. Supports up to four hours of video calling and seven hours of talk time
  • QWERTY Slide-Out Keyboard. Large keyboard area with raised keys for ease of use
  • Multi-Touch Screen. High-resolution 3.5-inch 800 x 480 capacitive multi-touch capable screen
  • 624Mhz Marvell PXA310 processor
  • Dual Cameras. 5 MP main camera with auto focus and flash and VGA forward-facing camera for two-way video calling
  • CDMA EVDO Rev A
  • USB Charging. Host and client capability
The Saygus VPhone is expected to be available in the United States soon.



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realneil replied on Wed, Nov 18 2009 10:59 AM

Nice phone. Too bad Verizon jacked up the early termination fee for their service. Who want to get on the hook for 350 Bucks to them just to pay to use their service?

It's true that we never sign up for these services to stop them mid-contract, but sometimes things happen and you have to. 350 Bucks is twice the rip-off they used to have.

Never gonna buy from them under these circumstances.

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

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