Saygus, Inc. on Friday introduced the Saygus VPhone, an Android equipped smartphone with America’s first nationwide two-way video calling capability, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Expected to be available as a CDMA device with a major North American wireless carrier, the Saygus VPhone is an Android-based smartphone for consumers and businesses alike. The VPhone can be seen at the Saygus booths: Central 15029M and South 1 20547 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Saygus VPhone has two cameras— a 5 MP main camera with auto focus and flash and a VGA forward-facing camera for video calling – and provides a host of other features including WiFi, USB and Bluetooth tethering allowing up to eight devices, (ie laptops, MIDs) to connect as an access point, USB host and client capability, slide out keyboard with a large keypad and raised keys for fast and easy typing, larger battery to provide up to four hours of video calling and seven hours of talk time and screen resolution twice that of the iPhone.
Using the major cellular networks in the U.S., Saygus has achieved two-way cellular video calls at 24 to 30 frames per second (fps) in excellent resolution with its proprietary low bandwidth video calling technology. The company has tested its technology on other devices and other cellular networks implementing video calling at 2.5G EDGE data rates. Saygus plans on providing quality video calling to other devices and networks making video calling available to cell phone users around the globe.
Saygus VPhone features:
* Video Calling. Saygus VPhone includes Saygus’ proprietary video calling technology for the world’s first low bandwidth two-way cellular video calling.
* Tethering. WiFi, Bluetooth and USB tethering for up to eight devices.
* 1500 mAh Battery. Supports up to four hours of video calling and seven hours of talk time.
* QWERTY Slide-Out Keyboard. Large keyboard area with raised keys for ease of use.
* Multi Touch Screen. High resolution 3.5-inch 800 x 480 capacitive multi-touch capable screen.
* 624Mhz Marvell PXA310 processor.
* Dual Cameras. 5 MP main camera with auto focus and flash and VGA forward facing camera for two-way video calling.
* CDMA EVDO Rev A.
* USB Charging. Host and client capability.