March 8, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
We are used to seeing dozens of no-name Android-based devices launched by Chinese or Indian manufacturers every week, but to have an American unknown company unveil a gadget is certainly something that doesn’t happen every day.
However, that’s exactly what we are looking at today, as InfoSonics, a San Diego based technology manufacturer, has just revealed its first ever Android smartphone. The verykool S700 certainly has a nice ring to its name, but other than a pretty decent design, it doesn’t come with very many things to be excited for.
Running Android 2.2 Froyo out of the box (really, guys, really?) with a custom redesigned user interface on top, the S700 features a 2 MP rear-facing camera, a VGA front-facing webcam, WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, as well as dual SIM (3G/2G) capability.
Sporting a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen with an unspecified resolution (don’t hold your breath though!), the InfoSonics verykool S700 pushes the entry-level, low-range smartphone standards to their limit.
However, the S700 does come with 2 GB of on-board memory and can also be used as a 3G USB tethering device, two features that are almost decent for a smartphone these days. Other than that, you get a built-in FM radio, a 1400 mAh Li-ion battery which should last about a day and a half for the ‘’average user’’, if we are to believe the manufacturers’ claims, as well as GPS, gyroscope and a microSD memory card slot for expanding the storage space to up to 32 GB.
All in all, as I already said, this is clearly a smartphone to be very quickly forgotten, but we still don’t know anything about its pricing and availability. Maybe the guys at InfoSonics, whoever they are, will make this gadget available for a super-low price, in which case I know a couple of guys who might be tempted to pick it up.