Specs for customizable Bluebird BM180 revealed; buyers can select Android or Windows Phone platform

Specs for customizable Bluebird BM180 revealed; buyers can select Android or Windows Phone platform
While the Bluebird BM180 cannot dual boot Android and Windows, it can be ordered by the buyer with one or the other platform running the show. Buyers can also choose between 1 or 2GB of RAM, native storage (8GB or 16GB), screen (720 x 1280 or 1080 x 1920) and is powered by your choice of a 3000mAH battery, or a humungous 4500mAh cell.

Other options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G LTE and HSPA+ connectivity, a barcode scanner and a card reader. An 8MP camera on back is standard as is an HD front facing shooter and a 32GB microSD slot. A dual core Cortex A-15 processor is under the hood, and as we said, buyers can choose between Windows Phone 8 and Android 4.2.2.

The phone is coming out of Korea, and the company's press release indicates that it will be purchased by major retailers in the U.S. for use by employees. It seems that the device is being produced for business use, not consumers.

The Bluebird BM180 can be ordered with Android 4.2.2 or Windows Phone 8 powering the device

The Bluebird BM180 can be ordered with Android 4.2.2 or Windows Phone 8 powering the device


source: Bluebird via Neowin, WMPoweruser

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31 Comments

1. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I've imangined device like this coming. Would be cool if it was dual boot. Btw how can dual-core handle 1080p display?

2. Dastrix unregistered

Handling 1080p when booting in Windows won't be a problem.

3. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

android on the other hand...

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Well, it's a problem because most people will have Android one.

7. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Yes why wp8, Why??? cant even do chromecast Wry limted OS

12. T.F.O.A

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

It seems that your life is depending on chromecast. Thats why you need android. Lol.

14. indigo87

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Do you realize what you said you idiot chromecast is made by who for people who use what platform? why would it work with windows? Get over your self and stay off articles about windows and windows phone. Why are you going to be a nazi and force everyone to choose one platform or let it die last time I checked I live in country where I can choose what platform I want to use not one or none. Think and about that when you buy your next ios or android device. Since you don't like windows so much you can sent us your Xbox 360 or one / playstation 3 or 4/ windows laptop or desktop we will be happy to take it off your hands and send you a kendle fire.

20. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Why U so mad bro? *Kindle Fire.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Right? Lol. Thanks for correcting that for me.

27. indigo87

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Nope its a chinese knock off brand ;)

28. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol❕❕❕

8. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Cortex A15 dual core, the Nexus 10 handles 1600 x 2560 with ease. Besides that, it's the GPU that matters when it comes to pixels, and hopefully they will use a good GPU, probably a PowerVR something, with any luck it will be an Exynos 5 dual core with a Mali 604 or something similar.

10. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

finally, someone here who realizes that

17. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

hopefully it has a good gpu, otherwise its not gonna go well with the android guys

18. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Are you Rodneyej cuz?

29. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You mean RodnEflop❔... Lol❕❕❕❕❕❕ Don't be mad because I love WP... It's all good dude.. You can still like whatever it is you like...

23. slavytodorov

Posts: 48; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

If the processor is powerful enough, then why not handle 1080p? Have in mind that the iPad Air has a higher resolution and a dual-core processor and it handles all these pixels perfectly fine.

24. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Are you serious? Nexus 10 is a dual core A15 and it handles the 2560x1600p resolusion very well!!

4. warrenellis93

Posts: 540; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

whats the screen size

6. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Looks awesome. Like the Moto X, but in reverse (customize specs instead of appearance). A real shame that it's not for consumers. Seems like a great way to stand out and shake up the market.

9. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

1GB RAM, 720p screen and 4500mAh battery running Windows Phone 8? Battery life king!

11. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

does WP8 even support that chipset? this whole thing seems rather strange to me

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

it is dual core, it is not really about the chipset but the architecture and in this case ARM. Windows was not about supporting just a single chipset with the update of GDR3, but supporting quad core vs dual core. It is why my pc can run AMD or Intel or.....as long as the x86 is there. For this one, it is ARM

13. FeRoZ

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

It wud b cool if big companys like samsung LG sony HTC provide such customization like choosing screen size chipset camera n OS i will buy 1 on 1st day ;)

15. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Agree. If there is such an option, I'll get HTC one with 8mp/13mp normal camera. Also, for an average customer, with option, one can control the cost also.

25. FeRoZ

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I currently own a LG G2 the only two thing wish it had were the metallic design and boom speakers from HTC One then it wud ve been a perfect smartphone that tech freaks like me dream of can ;)

16. domfonusr

Posts: 1073; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

This is a nice idea, and I wish it was available to consumers. Assuming money was not a major factor for me (at some point), I would go for the following specs: 2GB RAM, 8GB native storage, 720 x 1280 screen, 4500 mAh battery, WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G LTE, everything else as standard... I'm just not entirely sure whether I would go for Windows Phone 8 or Android 4.2.2.

30. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I thought I told you to go with WP, dude❕... Come on now, son.. ;-);-);-);-)

31. domfonusr

Posts: 1073; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I ain't makin' up my mind based on one person's recommendation, nor purely on anyone else's recommendations. I once liked what I saw in Windows Phone, and then Microsoft started the bashing campaigns, which, although they were a little entertaining and a bit convincing, were the wrong message to be sending. I watched what they did to Windows 8 for PC's, and I was startled at how awful they are to work on. My father runs a PC repair business of his own, and I saw how difficult Windows 8 is for him to have to work on. It is a nightmare for the PC world. It will only serve to push us into the post-PC environment faster. I do not like it when a company sees it in its own best interest to destroy a part of its own business in order to prop up another one without giving consumers the dignity of admitting to and letting us know that they are willfully cutting off that part of their business to prop up the other. It is deceptive. It is hypocritical. It hurts people who still depend on PC's and think that they are secure in buying another one. Microsoft is engaging in this type of behavior, and I don't like it. I liked Windows Phone for its uniqueness, its new and upcoming image, and its fluidity on mediocre hardware; however, it is not as open, pliable, and tweakable as Android (granted Android is not what I would consider the model of openness either - Symbian was much more open, more pliable, and more tweakable for me). I am torn between WP and Android because WP is more neat looking, and different from a lot of what else is out there, but the warning signs just about drive me to Android.

19. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

BM? Seriously, the jokes come naturally.

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