GeeksPhone One gets real

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Android Guys got a slew of new information on the GeeksPhone ONE, which was previously indistinguishable from an army of meh-worthy vaporware-to-be. It should hit Western Europe by the end of the year. Pricing and distribution details will follow soon.

We’ve got a new, super official like PR poster and, if AG is correct, some solid specs. Check out the press release copy/paste below:

* Form factor: Full screen candy-bar with flat sliding keyboard
* OS: Android OS with custom UI
* Platform: Qualcomm 7×25 Baseband
* Processor: 528 MHz ARM11 (ARM1136EJ-S) Jazelle™ series
* Chipset: Qualcomm MSM7225
* DSP/RIL: Qualcomm radioOne QDSP5000
* RAM: 256Mb mDDR
* ROM: 256Mb NAND
* Radio: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 & HSPA 2100 (7.2mbps/5.7mbps)
* Antenna: Ethertronics Hi-Gain active omni antenna (GSM/WiFi/GPS/BT)
* Display: 3.2” WQVGA Fujitsu MVA hybrid-resistive touchscreen
* Keyboard: Virtual and 40-key physical QWERTY slider (d-pad and fn keys)
* Camera (main): 3.1 megapixel HD camera with AutoFocus
* Camera (front): 0.3 megapixel fixed-focus camera
* WiFi: Marvell 802.11 b/g
* GPS: SirfStar3 with DGPS (WAAS/EGNOS)
* A-GPS: Ephemeris QuickFix™ with database auto-update (fetnet server)
* Bluetooth: long range BT 2.1 compliant
* USB: MicroUSB Client (U-Disk system with SD Reader and USB-modem)
* Accelerometer (3-axis)
* Storage: up to 32GB via MicroSD (SDHC & SDIO standards)
* Audio Subsystem: Wolfson DAC/CODEC (ALSA)
* Speakers: 2×1 watt RMS wide-range speakers
* Microphone: high-end dynamic microphone with digital noise suppression
* Headset jack: 3.5mm Headset/Handsfree minijack
* Battery: 1110 mAh 3.7V Li-Po
* Size/Weight: 110 x 55 x 14 mm / 123g
* Others: Includes a retractile stylus; Biodegradable plastic housing

Here are the changes from what we heard before:

* High-end glossy finish
* Implementation of QWERTY sliding keyboard
* Intel/Marvel PXA pulled in favor of Qualcomm chip
* 3G Download and Upload speeds are now HSDPA at 7.2 MB and HSUPA 5.7 MB (Originally 3MB & 320KB)
* Improved screen resolution (becomes WQVGA)
* Accelerometer
* Audio 3.5mm minijack
* DVB-T tuner removed due to current Android energy management policies

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