Just as promised, Denmark-based Lumigon has finally lifted the curtains over its much hyped T1 Android handset. Specs include an 800MHz Freescale i.MX515 chipset with an optional Qualcomm HSDPA modem, along with a 3.5-inch 480 x 800 capacitive touchscreen LCD, 5 megapixel autofocus camera, A-GPS, Bluetooth and FM radio. What the Scandinavian company's really selling here, though, is the phone's multimedia features: not only does it have a FM transmitter, a HDMI dock and Bang & Olufsen's renowned ICEpower audio amplifiers, but it also doubles up as an "innovative" universal remote control for your various AV devices -- pretty unique for an Android device, we'll give you that. Interestingly, the press release omits any mention of Froyo, so here's a glimmer of hope that Lumigon will manage to skin whatever the latest version of Android will be in time for the launch -- a few lucky outlets will receive the phones "by the very end of this year," just in time for your Christmas refunds.

Oh, and remember the sister handset S1? We're now told that this T9 slider won't be out until Q3 2011. Sometimes it's better to take one step at a time, eh?

Lumigon T1 with Freescale processor unveiled, to arrive 'by the very end of this year'

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LUMIGON T1 MOBILE PHONE UNVEILED IN COPENHAGEN GALA SHOW


COPENHAGEN - October 21, 2010 - The long waited Lumigon T1 state-of-the-art mobile phone was yesterday unveiled in an international gala show in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark. The ball was attended by hundreds of Lumigon fans, partners and press representatives. Lumigon's musical cooperation partner, Infernal, was the main entertainment attraction of the evening.

Lumigon T1 is based on an open standard and Google's distinguished Android operating system with a special Lumigon P-GUI software, to give the consumer an extreme user experience. Furthermore, the exceptionally fast Freescale i.MX515 application processor and Option HSDPA modem with Qualcomm chipset are utilized, as well as a TFT 480 x 800 high resolution 3,5" wide touchgreen made of glass with a surrounding metal frame. Bang & Olufsen ICEpower technology guarantees superior audio quality both in the speaker, receiver and head phones.

"T1 is built on Scandinavian craftsmanship and design, coupled with the finest materials such as steel, aluminum and scratch-free glass. These uniquely designed phones are also packed with features not seen in mobile phones earlier", concludes Lars Gravesen, CEO and founder.

One of the most innovative features in T1 is a universal remote control, which enables the usage of T1 as control for a great variety of electrical appliances. The built-in learning function can memorize any command from virtually any device.

T1 can also be used in the dock as a PC with HDMI / HD out to browse the Internet, read emails, watch pictures and movies, listen to the music and much more. In this respect, T1 literally replaces notebooks in home environment.

Bang & Olufsen ICEpower technology provides T1 with high performance speaker and head phone amplifiers. It does not only mean low power consumption, but enhances the sound experience to all new heights.

T1 shall reach the distribution outlets in selected markets by the very end of this year, the major volumes arriving during Q1. The sister product S1 with an in-built T9 keypad and slider is expected to be launched during Q3 2011.

Lumigon Corporation is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, having R & D facilities and manufacturing in metropolitan Hong Kong area. It is a privately held company having vast experience in consumer electronics, mobile software and distribution. Lumigon's mobile platform M1 can also be found inside the newest Ulysse Nardin mobile phone.

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Lumigon T1 with ICEpower amplifiers officially unveiled, to arrive 'by the very end of this year'