Watch out for the release date of Gigabyte GSmart Android 1.6 Phone. Why? Here’s a brief report on the new Gigabyte GSmart Android phone, one of the New Android Phones we’re monitoring this 2010 along with Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the Motorola Backflip. These android phone models are what we expect to “kill” (or not) iPhone 3GS and 3G models. But that remains to be seen yet.
In a daring move for Gigabyte, the Taiwanese company famous only for manufacturing motherboards and video cards is seriously challenging Acer and HTC in the smart phone business. The company is aiming to provide an affordable smart phone for Europe and the Asian Market. The Gigabyte GSmart Android smartphone was released in Russia in February (according to some rumors) and it will cost less than 250 euros or around $300 in some areas. The price tag of Gigabyte GSmart Android phone is definitely lower than popular brands, which is one of the better things about this product. Existing models of PDA Phones available from Gigabyte Technologies include GSmart S1200 WM6.5 and GSmart S1200.
Gigabyte motherboards and video cards are known for its reliability and affordability. I own 3 Gigabyte motherboards and for 3 years, I have never had any problem with them so far. I’m excited about this GSmart Android phone of theirs; it might just prove to be an excellent alternative to more expensive brands.
Gigabyte’s earlier GSmart phone models were based on Windows Mobile and they failed to make any impact on the market. The latest incarnation of GSmart will run solely on Android 1.6 and obviously targeted to steal customers of HTC smartphones. It is being offered by Gigabyte at a fraction of the price of HTC Hero, HTC Droid Eris and Motorola Droid (review of this model can be found in the linked article).
The Gigabyte GSmart’s specs and features are totally at par with other Android smart phones being currently offered today. Under its pretty hood will be a Qualcomm ESM7225 528MHz processor that will be augmented by a 256MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM. This Gigabyte smart mobile phone will do decent multitasking and be able to run most of free and paid Android phone apps available for download.
Other Gigabyte GSmart phone features are: a 2.8” QVGA touchscreen, integrated graphics accelerator, assisted GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0, a 2MP photo-video camera and memory expansion via microSD slot.
Looks like Gigabyte is going to test market reception for it at Russia first before offering it to other countries. I hope the Russians get to buy a decent number of the Gigabyte GSmart Android phone. Gigabyte needs a boost of confidence. They make great products and a smartphone from them is certainly worth your money.