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Gigabyte's first Android phone in the flesh?

Chris Ziegler

What does 9,000 rubles (about $300) buy you these days? If mobile-review's intel is right -- and it often is -- it'll get you this, a phone that seems poised to become Gigabyte's first Android handset. The site had previously rolled out a render of the thing -- but now they've got it in the wild, seemingly -- showing the company's typical GSmart branding and a suspiciously Magic-like layout below the display. As for specs, we're looking at a 2 megapixel camera (as evidenced by the silkscreening on the battery cover), a lackluster QVGA display, WiFi, GPS, a 528MHz MSM7225 core, and -- get this -- dual-band EDGE. Sound like fun? Yeah, we're not feeling it either, especially considering that it's rumored to be launching with Donut on board -- not to say that shoehorning Eclair onto a phone with yesteryear's specs makes things much better. As for timing, they're thinking late February or early March -- and like we said before, we wouldn't be at all surprised to see it pop up at MWC.

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