Remember when Kogan announced he was releasing an Android mobile phone, but then it didn't happen and then he showed us the prototype? Well, budget Aussie gadget maker Millennius has followed suit, although it looks like their phone will be available to purchase starting from next month.
The phone will come in two flavours: 8GB and 16GB and should cost about $399 for the former and between $450-$499 for the latter. They'll both come with Android 1.6, but Millennius promises updates to 2.0 and 2.1 will be made available through their website when they get them.
The phone will be HSPA compatable on the 850, 1900 and 2100MHz bands, which means NextG compliant, but not Voda or Optus' rural 3G networks, and will be powered by a 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor.
In fact, from a specs perspective, the only real letdown is the fact that the phone will use a resistive 3.2-inch touchscreen, which means no multitouch and potentially awkward typing response. Still, for under $400, this could be a great alternative to some of the other Android phones on the market at the moment.
Here are the full list of specs:
CPU:Qualcomm MSM7227,600 MHz(HSDPA7.2Mbps)
RF Band: WCDMA/HSDPA:850/1900/2100 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE;850/900/1800/1900 MHz
OS: Google Android 1.6 (updates on 2.0 and 2.1 will be available through our website once available to us.)
LCD:3.2-inch HVGA LCM(Transmissive)Resistive Touch Panel
Camera: 5.0 megapixel EDOF & Flash LED
Internal Memory: 256 MB RAM+256MB ROM
Memory Card: microSD (support SDHC)
Wifi&Bluetooth: 802.11b/g & BT2.0+EDR
Interface: micro-USB(USB 2.0High-Speed);3.5mm audio jack
Battery: 1270 mAh
alking Time: WCDMA:up to 280 minutes; GSM:up to 300 minutes
Standby Time: WCDMA:up to 120 hours; GSM:up to 150 hours
Others: G-sensor+E-compass sensor+Ambient light sensor
Extension Software: Google Map;Android Market
Millennius tell us their Android phone will be available from their website in about four weeks. Hopefully we'll get our hands on one to tell you all what it's like...