This Was The Original Google Phone First Draft - Blackberry Clone
Apr 26, 2012 14:42
New documents have emerged detailing an early prototype for the Android smartphone, and these images were presented to T-Mobile back in 2006. For Google's sake, they went back to the drawing board, because doesn't it look like the BlackBerry?
In 2006, two years before the first commercial Android phone, the Blackerberry was the best thing out there. The Verge reports:
Exact specs for those first concepts aren't detailed, but Google does spell out what it had in mind for the least common denominator across Android devices. An ARMv9 processor of at least 200MHz, GSM (3G preferred), 64MB of RAM and ROM, miniSD (yes, mini, not micro) external storage, a 2-megapixel camera with a dedicated shutter button, USB support, Bluetooth 1.2, and a QVGA display with at least 16-bit color support.
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