Gigabyte GSmart C1305 Codfish Swims to UK

Rumour has it that UK-based Orange is going to be picking up a new handset. The Android-based handset is designed for the Ukraine under the name Gigabyte GSmart C1305 Codfish. Recognising the fact that most people don’t find it appealing to think about sticking a codfish into their pockets, it’s highly possible that the phone will be re-branded under a new name for its UK release. “Boston” is the name that is currently being banded about as a strong possibility for this phone.

Switch to Android

Gigabyte already has a line of phones that are part of the GSmart Series. However, these phones all operate Windows Mobile, the new phone uses the Android 1.6 operating system. Gigabyte isn’t a company that is widely known for producing good handsets. After all, how many of you have a Gigabyte phone? However, they hope that latching on to Android will allow them to gain a toehold in the market.

The Gigabyte GSmart C1305 Codfish

  • 3.2″ HGVA touchscreen. This handset features a basic touchscreen that takes up the entire front of the device. It’s 3.2″ in size and includes an on-screen virtual keyboard. It is reported to have a resolution of 480 x 320.
  • 5megapixel camera. This level of camera seems to be fairly standard on many handsets that are coming out onto the market today. This phone is no exception. The camera has a built-in LED flash.
  • 600MHz Qualcomm processor. This is an average processor for your mobile phone. It doesn’t stand out in comparison to some of the advanced mobile phones that are now offering 1GHz processors (like the Samsung Wave) but it’s a decent processor that is going to provide users with speeds that are fast enough to meet their basic phone requirements.
  • 256MB RAM. This is the on-device memory reportedly available on this phone. It is unclear whether or not there will be additional memory available for this phone although presumably there would be.
  • Bluetooth. The phone recently received its Bluetooth certification from Bluetooth SIG.
  • Wi-Fi and GPS. This phone reportedly offers both Wi-Fi and GPS for people who are starting to expect these features in their mobile phones today.
  • GSM and HSDPA connectivity. It has been reported that the phone will be able to handle both GSM and HSDPA connectivity when it is released.
  • Design. The design of the handset is fairly basic. It looks a lot like many of the other touchscreen phones on the market today. It measures 116 x 56.8 x 12.4 mm. The main difference in design on this phone, as compared to other handsets is that bright green lighting dominates your vision around the buttons and camera of the phone. Whether or not you like it is up to you. Also, when you look at the home screen, you will see a large triangle jutting into the centre from the left-hand side of the screen; it is believed that this is the menu button for this device.

This Information is Unconfirmed

Notably, most of this information is mere rumour although pictures of the device have been leaked. Gigabyte has not made an official announcement about its Android-based phone. And it is unclear at this time whether the rumour about Orange taking on this handset is for real. If it does happen, it is likely to be released in the next few months. Price is unavailable, although this is likely to be a mid-range phone and should be priced accordingly.

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