The Inbrics M1 is a thin Android handset with QWERTY keyboard

The Inbrics M1 is a thin Android handset with QWERTY keyboard
It seems the open source nature of Android is one of the reasons behind the increasing number of manufacturers that decided to jump on the bandwagon, come up with handsets based on the growingly popular operating system and expand the market supply of such devices. The company Inbrics makes for an illustrative example, because their first cell phone based on the Google-made platform looks quite promising indeed. Called the M1, it is equipped with 3.7-inch AMOLED display with WVGA resolution, 3-megapixel camera, 16GB built-in memory, microSD slot, Wi-Fi with DLNA support and 800MHz processor. Moreover, the cell phone is impressive with its thin body and full, side-sliding QWERTY keyboard. The version the manufacturer has introduced at CES 2010 is based on Android 1.5, but at Inbrics intend to roll out a variation of the M1 running OS 2.0 in March. The interface is personalized and offers altered home screen and multimedia player capable of 720p video playback. The ad campaign of the manufacturer seems centred on the multimedia and internet functionality of the M1 and there are still no pictures showing us the phone interface in portrait mode, which makes us think the device might be similar to the Nokia N900 or, in other words, an internet tablet with cell phone functionality. 

Inbrics plans to offer the M1 through various carriers that are expected to brand the handset differently, meaning the price of the device will largely depend on the carriers themselves.

source: Engadget

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3 Comments

1. michcarguy

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 26, 2009

The iPhone set the standard for a smartphone, but looks like the DROID set the standard for smartphone screen size. Ever since the DROID came out, nearly every new Android phone has incorporated a 3.7" display. Even tho it is a TFT display, it's still just as good as any AMOLED display and this is coming from the Samsung Rogue with comparable resolution.

2. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

wow..I want this..I still like my iphone though...for the exclusive logmein app..waiting for att to get droid based phones though to have logmein..no biggie

3. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

keep waiting for this one, conceptual at this point and not available for any carrier here in the states for quite some time.

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