Android is an open platform and that makes it easier for new manufacturers to produce an Android-powered handset. Take General Mobile for instance and their Cosmos phone. They even made their own Android market, dubbed Storeoid.
In fact, General Mobile will be releasing four new Android phones at the upcoming MWC 2010 in February, the General Mobile Cosmos is just a sample of things to come. Here are the basic specs:
It actually sounds pretty good on paper but the looks might be a bit more difficult to swallow. Here are the photos of the General Mobile Cosmos that we have. The little voice in our heads that says "Chinese knockoff" is quite insistent. The Cosmos is an original phone of course, but we just couldn't shake the feeling.
As for the Storeoid (not Steroid) alternative app store we have some screenshots. Unfortunately, we don't know if the Storeoid app store is connected to the Android Marketplace and if the General Mobile Cosmos can access the applications uploaded to the Market. If it can't and each app in Storeoid has to be uploaded separately, then we have the feeling that Storeoid will be sparsely populated, which will be a major downfall.
More info on the General Mobile Cosmos and it's three other Android-powered compatriots will be available at the MWC 2010. A previous Android phone by General Mobile (a dual SIM no less) is on sale through Amazon in the USA and Turkey, so we expect the situation with the Cosmos to be largely the same.
Android became a popular more and more, I have seen here General Mobile Double Sim Android here L1 now Cosmos with better spec so the companies going to be focus Android. When will be available in Germany? Cosmos look pretty ...
waht a crap phone nothing special about it of course it will be expensive , even they dont know why
Looks pretty good