Android Phones

General Mobile DSTL1 seen up close

February 18, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka

Android Phones

General Mobile DSTL1 seen up close

General Mobile’s DSTL1 became the latest device to throw its name into the Android frenzy at Mobile World Conference. The ultra-sleek touchscreen phone that we reported on earlier was shown today at MWC, and Engadget got an up close look at the device. The DSTL1 looks a little thicker than I expected but still seems smooth and appealing. Here are a few other details gathered from the video:

  • The DSTL1 is expected to cost less than $500 USD, according to the presenter.
  • Two versions of the phone will be released; one for the U.S. and another for the Asian, European, and Middle Eastern markets
  • The phone use a resistive touch screen, which is more resistant to water or dust. (The iPhone and G1/HTC Dream use a capacitive screen that enables multitouch).
  • The DSTL1 will start shipping towards the end of Q2 2009.

[Engadget]