Elektrobit's Android Phone Tailored for Security; Could Win Ugliest Android Award

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    A company call Elektrobit is designing what they call their Specialized Device Platform for Android smartphones. The purpose is to tailor make Android smartphones for public safety, security and defense industry markets. Their "current" model sports the following features:
    • Froyo
    • 1GHz single-core OMAP3
    • WVGA capacitive touchscreen (either 4-, or 4.3-inch)
    • 5 megapixel camera, VGA front-facing camera
    • WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS with quad-band GSM, tri-band UMTS / HSDPA and CDMA2K / EVDO support
    These specs are a bit "lack-luster," but Elektrobit is working on a Gingerbread/LTE model as well, and more powerful options next year. It would be convenient to utilize one of these Androids in the field if you were in one of these industries, but the design could easily win an "Ugliest Android" contest if there were such a thing. Ultimately, law enforcement, protection and military arenas don't need it to be "pretty", so the idea of it is pretty impressive nonetheless. What do you guys think?

    Source: Engadget
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    I actually think it's pretty badass looking
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    It does look.....different. And military-like.

    If it serves a purpose, so be it.
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    I feel like this phone should have been in a movie made in the 80's about what phones would look like now, make sense??? Haha
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    Lol, word

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    Yep.

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    hahahaha oh man that was incredible
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    Just get an Otterbox?
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    ugliest android?!
    try ugliest phone!

    it is interesting to see military adopting android phones. not just this, but i think there was something a few months ago describing how the military would soon be using android.
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    I'd get one. Looks right out of star trek.lol

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    ^^---hahaha agree 100%. Star trek or Battlestar Galactica. I would totally rock one!

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    Reminds me of a Nighthawk (aka: Stealth Bomber)

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    Only problem is the camera. If they were to pull the camera it'd be a hit.
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    Id like one in a beefed up case like that.
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    I like it, too. I guess I am the only one that sees this as being the new batphone? It has the styling of the rest of the reboted batman stuff.
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    This phone reminds me of something , no it's not Star Trek or the Batmobile , maybe a stealth bomber ? No ! I got it , it remains me of this :





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    funny

    not one mention .
    but the specs say froyo and the sreens obviously show gingerbread :)
    but if that phone is dropable,waterproof etc. and has all a huge battery it could be very useful.
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    Say what you want, I'd buy one. It appeals to the nerd factor I think
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