BenQ Android phone, netbook prepared for 2010

Although it’s not part of the Open Handset Alliance (yet), BenQ has recently unveiled its intentions to launch Android products sometime in 2010.

According to a MacWorld report, BenQ plans to release both a smartphone and a netbook based on Google’s open source OS.

Sadly, the Taiwan-based company didn’t give further details about the products.

An Android phone can help BenQ gain some market share in the mobile world (assuming that the phone is designed and build properly), while an Android netbook would make the company’s portfolio more diversified – BenQ currently offers only Windows-based netbooks.

BenQ is not a newbie in the smartphone world, as it already has Symbian and WinMo handsets, like the BenQ E72 and the older BenQ P50 pictured below:

benq-e72

benq-p50

Last time we heard something about a phone made by the company was when the BenQ Royal won the iF Product Design Award 2009. Well, let’s hope the BenQ Android phone will also be a winner – if not in design, at least in functionality.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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