Hot on the heels of some good news about the resurfacing Agora, there's more titillating news of new Android phones, specifically General Mobile's dual-SIM DSTL1 Android phone that they will showcase at the 2009 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. According to General Mobile, this will be the FIRST dual-SIM Android phone and is expected to ship in Q3 2009.

Here are the specs for this device (subject to change, of course):

  • Dual-SIM cards with dual-Standby mode
  • 624MHz Marvell PXA 310 processor
  • Tri-band GSM/EDGE support (900/1800/1900MHz)
  • 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen display, 260k colors
  • 802.11b/g WiFi support
  • Bluetooth
  • 135g (4.75oz), 112 x 54 x 16mm (4.4 x 2.1 x .6 inches)
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with flash (made by Sharp)
The picture provided here is a rendition of the phone, but should undergo some cosmetic changes (like the addition of more buttons) to accommodate the requirements for the Android OS. Also, the screen resolution is 400 x 240 - it will be interesting to see if this device can handle Android given that the Kogan Agora was initially shelved for a 320 x 240 resolution.

I would sure like me a dual-SIM phone, and especially one running Android. It would be a great way for me to carry my two phone lines in one place. Let's hope the DSTL1 is available when promised (or sooner!), available in the States, and available at a good price!

 
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