Mobiado Grand Touch with Android Gingerbread is the company’s first luxury touchscreen phone

Traditionally, Mobiado has launched only candybar phones – but not anymore. The Canadian company has announced its first touchscreen handsets: the Mobiado Grand Touch and the Mobiado Grand Touch GCB.

The Grand Touch has a case “precision CNC machined from solid aircraft aluminum”, while the Grand Touch GCB is made out of brass, and plated with gold. Other than that (and the resulting different colors), the devices are identical. Their features include:

  • 4 inch display with 800 x 480 pixels and curved glass surface
  • Quad-band GSM connectivity (850/900/1800/1900)
  • Tri-band HSDPA connectvity (900/1700/2100)
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Accelerometer
  • 3.5m headset jack
  • 5MP camera with LED flash
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 1GHz processor
  • 16GB of on-board memory

Mobiado doesn’t mention the handsets’ OS in the press release announcing them. However, the company has confirmed to us via e-mail that the devices run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This certainly makes them quite appealing – well, that’s if you afford to spend a few thousand dollars on only one phone. You can check out the handsets at Mobiado’s website.

Update: it seems that under the expensive hood which bears the Mobiado brand there’s actually a Google Nexus S. But… does Google really allow this?

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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