SIM Technology's U1 runs Android at VGA resolution, sort of

Complementing TechFaith's and General Mobile's offerings, SIM Technology came to MWC with a very, very rough remix of its Windows Mobile-based U1 running Android. Before you blow it off, check it: you're getting quadband EDGE plus tri-band HSDPA, 3 megapixel primary and VGA secondary cams, AGPS, WiFi, TV-out, microSD expansion, and a 2.8-inch VGA display. Almost perfect on paper, isn't it? It's not the prettiest handset in the world, but if these guys are the first in town to come to market with a fully functional VGA Android device that works unlocked on North American bands, we know a few hundred dollars that are just waiting to find a good home. Right now, the device is strictly a proof of concept -- the touchscreen doesn't exactly "work" yet -- but we're sure they'll have something ready to ship shortly.