updated 10:50 am EST, Fri November 11, 2011
Verzo ships Kinzo phone with Android 2.2 for $459
Czech and American company Verzo has now officially outed its Kinzo smartphone after teasing it this summer. The luxury handset was designed by Novague, also based in the Czech Republic. As is commonly the case with such devices, the phone gives up technical power compared to most modern smartphones, which often carry smaller price tags, although not by as much as others.
They include a 1GHz TI OMAP processor, 512MB of RAM and Android 2.2. The 4.3-inch, 480x800 touchscreen is housed in a body that's 12.3mm thick. There is a five-megapixel camera in back along with a front-facing VGA shooter. AT&T's three UMTS 3G bands are supported, as are quad-band GSM networks. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 are present as well, along with an 8GB microSD card for storage.
The phone will ship with a leather case, premium headphones, a car charger, and a car mount. Verzo preloads Sygic's navigation software with an offline mode. A proprietary TellME app will let users send feedback to Verzo on how best to improve their experience.
The phone is now on sale, contract-free, for $459.