In July we reported on a new player in the Android market called Highscreen. Highscreen is a smartphone brand made by Vobis Computer, and in July released a device called the PP5420 that was virtually a Mobinnova Ice except with Android inside, and was launched in Russia.
Now the same company, Vobis Computer, has announced its next attempt at Android called the Highscreen Zeus, which will be launched in Russia at an unknown time for 13,990 rubles ($483 US). Needless to say, the Zeus has a much nicer ring to the name than PP5420 ever did.
Fortunately we were able to find a pic and some specs on this new device.
Some of the Zeus’ specs include:
- Operating System: Google Android OS
- Network: GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) UMTS / HSDPA / HSUPA (2100 MHz)
- Display: TFT, 3.2 inches diagonal, with a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels (WQVGA)
- Camera: 3 megapixel CMOS, Auto Focus
- Navigation: GPS / AGPS
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7225 (528 MHz)
- RAM: 256 MB
- ROM: 512 MB
- Expansion Slot: microSD
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, WiFi 802.11 b/g, micro-USB, 3.5 mm headset jack
- Battery: Lithium-Ion 1010 mAh
- GSM Talk time: up to 480 minutes for GSM
- Standby: up to 400 hours for GSM
- Dimensions: 110 x 55 x 15, 1 mm
- Weight: 124.6 grams
Overall, it sounds like another average Android device, especially considering the inclusion of a 528 MHz processor. We also don’t know which version of the OS will be working on the Zeus.
Among the features of the Zeus will be a brand-new navigation service called iDA which will offer voice turn-by-turn navigation courtesy of a Canadian company by the name of Intrinsync. It will also offer detailed Russian city maps from Navteq.
We will keep you posted on any news of a launch date.
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