General Mobile DSTL1 dual-SIM Android phone for the US, Turkey

General Mobile’s Android plans were first unveiled back in January, when the company said it would launch the world’s first dual SIM phone to run on Google’s OS – the so-called DSTL1 Imaginary.

As it turns out, the company is seriously betting on Android and it intends to launch the DSTL1 starting June.

According to Android Authority, the US and Turkey will be the first markets to get the phone, with Russia and Germany to follow.

The DSTL1 doesn’t have 3G – being only a GSM/EDGE device, so it may not be that successful in the US.

Anyway, as you can see in the images below, the General Mobile DSTL1 doesn’t look bad at all:

dstl1-android-dual-sim

dstl1-android-dual-sim-2

Apart from letting you use two SIM cards at a time, the DSTL1 also offers:

  • 3 inch TFT resistive touchscreen display with 240 x 400 pixels (made by SHARP)
  • Android 1.5 Cupcake
  • 900/1800/1900 MHz connectivity (850MHz will be added too)
  • 5MP autofocus camera with flash (apparently made by Sony)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, A2DP
  • Music and video players
  • 4GB MicroSDHC card in the box
  • Marvell PXA 310 processor at 624 MHz
  • Talk time: up to 240 minutes
  • Standby time: up to 150 hours
  • 112 x 54 x 16 mm
  • 135 grams

The retail price of General Mobile DSTL1 should be anywhere between $550 and $750.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • tateblaze

    Why did they even bother? resistive touch and its being launched in the US? It would make more sense for Asian markets. Whats with the lack of 3G, seems like the android Authority are accepting any body who walks through the door. Clearly this will not be branded as a Google phone. 5mp is cool, but will soon be ubiquitous with most new smart phones post June 2009

  • steve

    Who knows when they're really going to release this phone if ever. All I get from them when I attempt to request a pre-order of the phone (which it is now July 1st) is the following generic response. I have made several inquiries, never do they address what I say in the email they always reply with the same copy n paste response. urgggrrr! Has ANYONE got ANYWHERE with them???

    From: General Mobile <requestdstl1@generalmobile.com>
    Subject: RE: DSTL1 Pre-order
    To: xxx@xxxx.com
    Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 7:58 AM

    Dear Customer,

    First of all we would like to thank you for your kind request, your
    pre-order request is noted. You will be informed as soon as device release
    date and price information become available

    Best Regards
    General Mobile

  • steve

    Who knows when they're really going to release this phone if ever. All I get from them when I attempt to request a pre-order of the phone (which it is now July 1st) is the following generic response. I have made several inquiries, never do they address what I say in the email they always reply with the same copy n paste response. urgggrrr! Has ANYONE got ANYWHERE with them???

    From: General Mobile <requestdstl1@generalmobile.com>
    Subject: RE: DSTL1 Pre-order
    To: xxx@xxxx.com
    Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 7:58 AM

    Dear Customer,

    First of all we would like to thank you for your kind request, your
    pre-order request is noted. You will be informed as soon as device release
    date and price information become available

    Best Regards
    General Mobile