September 29, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson
It’s unclear whether this quite handsome, titanium clad unit ever will be released outside the realms of China, but judging from the English menus seen in the photos, it just might be. The N930 is Coolpad’s first attempt at manufacturing a phone running Google’s OS, and the company has equipped its first-born Android with ceramic buttons, a titanium body and a 3.5-inch capacitive ASV LCD touchscreen with a WVGA (480×800) resolution. It’s powered by the 1GHz processor that has been more or less standard for high-end Android phones this year. The Coolpad N930 is running Android 2.1, and will later get upgraded to 2.2 Froyo.
The device seems to be featuring a custom Android interface, and if the dots just above the launcher dock are indicating which homescreen you’re currently on, there are 12 of them. In one of the pictures the notification bar appears to be fully transparent, and in the two other shots the bar has more of a Sense look to it.
One Engadget commenter pointed out that the interface seems reminiscent of the TAT UI, from Swedish design crew The Astonishing Tribe. The company has introduced a whole bunch of interesting Android solutions and it’s actually responsible for some of the most iconic Android features, such as the window shade, the analog clock widget and the pattern lock screen. However, if TAT UI had managed to find its way to an actual device, we should have heard of it.
If the Coolpad N930 tickles your fancy, more information about the phone will be revealed at the P&T / Expo Comm China in Beijing in October.