China electronics maker Haier on Tuesday displayed its first Android mobile phone, the H7, at CommunicAsia 2009 held at the Singapore Expo.
The H7 is probably the fourth phone we know of that's employing the Google-developed OS, besides the HTC Dream, Magic, and the Samsung I7500. It's understood that the Haier phone will definitely operate on Android OS 1.5, but the company does not dispute that it will ship the handset with OS 2.0 if the firmware is available by then.
As the unit displayed at the booth was just a mockup, we weren't able to give the H7 a try to see if it's more responsive than the HTC phones. But its specifications state that the upcoming phone has a 2.8-inch touch-screen display, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity, FM radio, GPS, and a 2-megapixel camera with onboard flashlight.
A representative at Haier's booth told CNET Asia the H7 is expected to cost about $150, and is slated to launch in France first in September.
(Source: Crave Asia)