Here’s something to perk up your Monday. Apparently, a ride on the smartphone bandwagon can go for as low as P2,780.
Meet the CD-R King FastPhone i200 Android phone, technology’s gift to the cash-weary risk taker. For money you’d happily part with on a payday shopping spree, you get all the bells and whistles found on entry-level Droids, such as a 2.8-inch touch-based screen, a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, and basic connectivity options for WiFi, 3G, and Bluetooth. Pretty much standard-fare stuff.
But what sets the FastPhone apart from the low-profile pack are three features that are as cool as they are rare.
One, the FastPhone is a dual-SIM handset with dual-standby capacity, which means this device can accommodate two SIM cards at the same time, allowing both of them to work simultaneously. No more switching between SIM cards. This is dual-SIM functionality the way it’s supposed to be.
Two, it has a wireless FM-radio function, allowing you to tune in to your favorite frequencies without needing a wired headset.
Three, this smartphone doubles as a pocket-sized TV because of its built-in TV tuner. It’s a perfect companion for keeping your sanity in check as your bosses bury you with a towering pile of work-related tasks.
As much as it is ahead in its class in terms of features set, however, the FastPhone lags when it comes to having an up-to-date operating system. Unfortunately, this smartphone sees an old Android Froyo platform baked inside.
CD-R King FastPhone i200 specs:
- Dual-SIM with dual-standby function
- 2.8-inch display
- 512MB RAM, 256MB internal memory with microSD card slot
- WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth connectivity
- Front: 0.3-megapixel camera, rear: 2-megapixel camera
- Analog-TV feature
- Wireless FM-radio capability
- 1,450mAh battery
- Android Froyo version 2.2