Saygus Vphone might be the fourth Android phone for Verizon

Saygus Vphone might be the fourth Android phone for Verizon
Today we came across the device that was previously rumored to become the third Android phone in Verizon’s lineup. As the Motorola DEVOUR is now announced and scheduled for a March release though, this goal would be quite difficult to achieve. Well, at least we can tell you that the Saygus Vphone can still become the fourth Android for Verizon! It’s almost as exciting, really. This handset is not yet officially announced, so keep in mind its future is not yet very clear. If it does launch at some point, we are hearing this might happen in May. Important specs include a 3.5-inch WVGA screen, 800MHz processor, 512MB RAM and 5MP camera. Enjoy the pics!

Saygus Vphone Specifications | Hands-on

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1. Truth

Posts: 62; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Droid version 2.0? ughhh..... more of the same thing.

2. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

I like the look of this phone more so than the DROID.....Im crossing my fingers that the third picture is true! :D

3. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

eh isn't that impressive. Just another droid look-a-like. The brick style is getting old quick. When is VZW going to get some new high end phones??

4. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

hmm as of right now, the droid is the only brick styled phone on verizon. what is getting old is the shiny-polished-all-around devices. i do have to say, this phone does look just like the droid and has basically all the same stuff except for the slightly faster processor. it also lacks the four touch sensitive buttons on the bottom. overall, the droid just looks better while this looks cheap and flimsy

7. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

Droid, the devour is pretty much the same thing. Heavy brichish style. and this. That will be 3 brick style phones. In my personal opinion they are not sleek sexy looking phones.

8. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

Don't get me wrong. The droid is a good phone. A beast, I just don't like its look or how much it weighs. I also think the droid looks better than this. The devour I am not impressed with.

5. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

Saygus? is this a new Manufacture? Mini USB plug(ugh!), 4 row Keyboard (finally), Android 1.6(R U Kiding?)

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i'll stick with my droid.

9. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

mm i noticed it has a front facing camera? is verizon gunna get video calling?

10. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

thats no camera... its a not very well hidden proximity sensor... or some kind of sensor EDIT: i went to wikipedia and theres no entry for Saygus. going on google, iw ent to their website and its all about video communications technology so maybe that is a camera... phoneareana doesnt even mention it though

11. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

it's a light sensor.

12. jbroots3

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

^ I think everyone is thinking too hard. It looks like a light for missed call alerts...

13. doitall76

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

This is going to be the first phone on Verizon that supports video conferencing. That is a front facing camera. This will also be able to be tethered to your computer. Though it will be sold as a Verizon phone, the initial information back in November said that they wouldn't provide support for the phone. I am with all of you, Android 1.6...come on??? With the delays, they should be focusing on updating that. I am digging the keyboard though. Doitall76

17. Bamigo2006 unregistered

from what i hear verizon is launching SKYPE on phones for video conferencing/ phone calls

14. The Real Quiz

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

I have very close friends involved in the Saygus company, one of whom is the VP, and I've actually seen this phone first hand. Not only that, but I've seen the video-to-video technology in action over a 3G network. I can tell you it is very real, very ground-breaking, and very exciting. It's been about 12 years in the making, but video-to-video cell phone calls (at 24-30 FPS, no less!) are only a couple months away.

16. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

If this was the case don't you think they would mention it at MWC, Either they did and phonearena missed it, or they didn't mention it. which makes me believe it's not true. That is truly lGround breaking, and i would be all over it if i thought it was true for 1 second. Plus, this technology, won't really be useful, until the 4g networks get rolled out.

15. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

I read about this phone last November on Phonescoop, . The really eye-popping points were that its supposed to be the first ODI (open developmen initiative) phone, and ability to support video calls and act like a Mi-Fi device (according to the original article at any rate). Will be interesting to see what actually comes out, since the processor has changed, what else has been added/removed???

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