General Mobile DSTL1 Imaginary – the first dual-SIM Android smartphone?

The latest smartphone said to be launched with Android on board doesn’t come from Samsung, Sony Ericsson, HTC, Motorola or any other major manufacturer, but from General Mobile – a rather unknown company.

The smartphone is called General Mobile DSTL1 Imaginary, and it will apparently be presented at MWC 2009 (16 – 19 February).

GSM Arena says that the DSTL1 runs on Android, although, on General Mobile’s website, Android is not mentioned at all.

Anyway, until the Android part is clarified, let’s see what the new handset has to offer.

Design-wise, the DSTL1 Imaginary kind of reminds me of the way HTC builds its devices – especially if we look at its navigation wheel:

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The handset is a dual-SIM one, but, unfortunately, it seems to be lacking 3G connectivity. Other than that, its features and specs are quite impressive, including: 

  • A 3 inch TFT display (made by Sharp) with 240 x 400 pixels
    Wi-Fi
    A 5 MP camera with autofocus (also made by Sharp)
    Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP and EDR
    FM radio with RDS
    Document viewer 
    624MH Marvell processor
    4GB of internal memory
    MicroSD card support
    Talk time: up to 240 minutes
    Stand by time: up to 150 hours

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It all looks really nice, but until the DSTL1 is officially released, I wouldn’t put my hopes in it. Remember the Kogan Agora and its “indefinite delay”?

Author: Ilinca Nita

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