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Chinese manufacturer HKC intro’s the Pearl, an Android, Windows Mobile dual-OS handset

December 29, 2008 | by Robert Nelson

Android, Android Phones

Chinese manufacturer HKC intro’s the Pearl, an Android, Windows Mobile dual-OS handset

You have to love the boldness of the Chinese knockoff phones, especially when they provide an interesting approach to the operating system, or in this case, the operating systems. The latest knockoff to surface is the HKC Pearl, which seems to have stolen the name from both HTC and RIM. Anyway, moving past the silly sounding name, the HKC Pearl is a dual-OS handset and is running Android and Windows Mobile.

The HKC Pearl, aside from the dual-OS, features a 2.8-inch display, 624MHz processor and has 256MB of ROM and 128MB of RAM. Nothing has been mentioned as to the pricing, of course, it will most likely never be seen outside of the Chinese market so that may not be all that important.

Bottom line, we don’t have much in the way of information on this handset, however it does provide an interesting take on the operating system. Personally I am a big fan of dual-boot laptops, but have never put much thought into being able to do the same with my cell phone. Anyone think this will ever catch on?

[Engadget China]