The evolution of handsets has spawned the development of smartphones and now designer smartphones too, serving the high end luxury market. Designer handsets have carved quite a niche for themselves and they seem to be one of the ways manufacturers attract the market. A smartphone without too many attractive specs could look to attract people with its aesthetically designed chassis, skin and even the package it comes in. Providing comprehensive accessories as part of the package can also help. Verzo probably seeks to do that with its Kinzo Android phone.
Verzo, a Czech-American handset manufacturer, has burst into the scene with the new Android-powered Kinzo handset. Verzo attempts to win hearts by the striking and unique design it has given the Kinzo. The other attraction is obviously the operating system – Kinzo runs a really customized version of Android Froyo.
Kinzo Android phone is being classified as the “community-driven smartphone,” and you’ve probably guessed what it means. This is a phone with social networking in mind. A unique way the phone does it is through the application known as TellMe. This unique feature enables users to actually communicate with the brains behind the development of the application and suggest the changes they’d like to see. The changes that are requested the most will appear as software updates, according to the manufacturer. Kinzo also comes equipped with the offline software for navigation, Sygic.
Verzo Kinzo doesn’t particularly set the world on fire with its tech specs. Apart from the aforementioned customized Android Froyo, Kinzo is powered by a Texas Instruments OMAP3630 1GHz single-core processor. It is equipped with 512MB RAM. It also has a WVGA 4.3-inch capacitive display. It has twin cameras – a 5-megapixel rear auto-focus camera and front-facing VGA 0.3-megapixel camera. For connectivity the Kinzo features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, tri-band UMTS and GSM quad-band supports. The 1590 mAh battery gives nine hours of talk time on GSM and a standby time of up to 360 hours. Kinzo also has other common features such as proximity sensor and light sensor accelerometer.
Kinzo availability in India is currently not known. The accessories on offer along with the package are car charger, car holder, an earphone set and leather case. In fact the case that the phone and its accessories come in appears to be upmarket too, and that’s one of the ways Verzo seeks to attract. More details, particularly on the price of this piece of Android platform in India have yet to be released.