Design-conscious Verzo Kinzo Android phone rolled out: challenges the “big ones”

Design-conscious Verzo Kinzo Android phone rolled out: challenges the “big ones”
Most of you probably have never heard about the Kinzo, an Android handset made by Czech-American Verzo, a newcomer to the smartphone scene, but the Kinzo definitely has the design to turn some eyes. It also runs on heavily customized Android Froyo in an attempt to be different and lure you into spending some $459 (420 euro). That’s the off-contract price of the Kinzo which is being sold via the company’s website.

The biggest idea behind Verzo’s handset however is not just the design. Dubbed a “community-driven smartphone,” it comes with TellMe, a special app that allows you to communicate with the people who made it, and the most requested changes are promised to appear in software updates. That alone seems like a huge promise, but we’re yet to see how the company delivers on it.

When it comes to pure specs, the Kinzo is mid-of-the-road and won’t surprise you with groundbreaking stuff. The Kinzo has a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive display and there’s a solid single-core 1GHz TI OMAP3630 processor and 512MB of RAM. When it comes to connectivity, you’re treated with quad-band GSM supports and tri-band UMTS, along with Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth. A 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera and a VGA front snapper round up the package.

The make it or break it feature we’re still looking forward to know about is support for the Android Market. We’ll update you on that as soon as we have the information, but in the meantime check out the promo video and sweet PR talk for all the details below.

source: Verzo via Engadget



1. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

why do i remeber HTC when i saw the front view of the phone??

9. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Coz it really looks like an HTC phone upfront. . .

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

If that's a 4.3" screen that phone is huge! Its gotta chin like jay leno.

3. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Why would any informed person buy this?

7. choupino

Posts: 69; Member since: May 28, 2011

The are actually more uninformed device buyers out there than there are informed buyers. That is why the iPhone still sells so well. A year ago, before the era of the "SUPERPHONE" began, this device would've been a BEAST. Believe it or not, there are people that will love this device. Not me but someone... Lol.

4. douglasman100

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

this doesnt even look good..................

5. Habib

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

this looks like HTC DIAMOND!!!

6. eli_waeterling

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

i give them props for trying.

8. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

I feel that this is significant, even if this attempt will not be entirely successful. Perhaps there will be more 'community designed' smartphones, or at least smaller businesses entering the mobile industry? Just as with the movie/tv industry today (of which I include youtube), this may result in better products/ideas designed by more committed, skilled, and creative people that oligopolies tend to miss. Kinda like the cyanogen team.

10. saiful10

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

really great work.........

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