Innocomm planning to release Android phone with analog TV receiver

Innocomm Technology plans to launch its first Android and an analog TV receiver in the middle of this year, a company representative said on Tuesday.

The specifications of the Innocomm Shark, as the device is called, put it in a category of smartphones that might cost US$500 or $600 in retail, but it will actually sell for a lot less than that when it comes out in May or June, according to Chuck Huang, a sales manager at the company.

Innocomm Skate: The company showed off this smartphone with a 2.8-inch screen and 3.0-megapixel camera at the Mobile World Congress 2009, but that handset has been delayed due to a change in the chipsets used inside the phone. That phone will be renamed the Raja and launch in the second half of this year

The Shark has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera with flash, includes GPS, and supports a range of wireless technologies, from 3G mobile telecommunications and HSPA (high speed packet access) data service to 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0.

The device is 115-millimeters long by 58mm wide and 12.5mm thick. It has connectors for mini-USB cables, a 3.5mm audio jack and a slot for up to a 32GB microSD card.

It also comes with an analog TV receiver and the company is working with chip developers to include a digital TV receiver in a refresh model that will come out later. TV viewing on smartphones has become popular in some places such as China, and Innocomm hopes to tap into that market.

The screen, which Huang said boasts 400 pixel by 800 pixel resolution.

via PCW

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