New Ardroid Phone Features 2 Way Video Calling

Posted by at 8:17 pm on November 17, 2009

Saygus recently unveiled the Saygus VPhone-”an Android equipped smartphone with America’s first nationwide two-way video calling capability-”at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards in New York Nov. 10. The VPhone won the prestigious “Best of Innovations” in the “Wireless Handsets” category against top smartphone makers.

Expected to be available as a CDMA device through Verizon’s Open Development Initiative (ODI), the Saygus VPhone is the latest Android phone for consumers and businesses alike. It has two cameras – a 5 MP main camera with auto focus and flash and a VGA forward-facing camera for video calling – and provides a host of other features including WiFi, USB and Bluetooth tethering allowing up to eight devices (i.e., laptops, MIDs) to connect as an access point, USB host and client capability, slide-out keyboard with a large keypad and raised keys for fast and easy typing, larger battery to provide up to four hours of video calling and seven hours of talk time, and screen resolution twice that of the iPhone.

Using the major cellular networks in the U.S., Saygus has achieved two-way cellular video calls at 24 to 30 frames per second (fps) in resolution with its proprietary video calling technology. The company has tested its technology on other devices and other cellular networks implementing video calling at 2.5G EDGE data rates. Saygus plans on providing quality video calling to other devices and networks, making video calling available to cell phone users around the globe.

VPhone Features

  • Video Calling. Saygus VPhone includes Saygus’ proprietary video calling technology for the world’s first low bandwidth two-way cellular video calling.
  • Tethering. WiFi, Bluetooth and USB tethering for up to eight devices.
    1500 mAh Battery. Supports up to four hours of video calling and seven hours of talk time.
  • QWERTY Slide-Out Keyboard. Large keyboard area with raised keys for ease of use.
  • Multi-Touch Screen. High-resolution 3.5-inch 800 x 480 capacitive multi-touch capable screen.
  • 624Mhz Marvell PXA310 processor.
  • Dual Cameras. 5 MP main camera with auto focus and flash and VGA forward-facing camera for two-way video calling.
  • CDMA EVDO Rev A.
  • USB Charging.
  • Host and client capability.

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