It's somewhat difficult to believe that the Access Linux Platform (also referred to as ALP
) still has proponents out there
, but apparently, Edelweiss could be gearing up to launch what would be the very first ALP-powered handset available on the open market. Slated to launch exclusively in Russia, the touchscreen-driven smartphone would boast a 3.5-inch 854 x 480 resolution screen, quad-band GSM / tri-band UMTS support, 8GB / 16GB of internal capacity, GPS and a 3.2-megapixel camera with Auto Focus. Word around the block has it that the device was actually designed by Emblaze
and will eventually be manufactured by Sharp, but that's if the teaser site actually leads to anything tangible.