Since today, a new Android smartphone is available in Germany - the Base lutea. The lutea was developed and is manufactured by Chinese ODM ZTE (better known for its white-labeled mobile broadband UMTS sticks) and also the lutea isn't featuring a ZTE branding but E-Plus' Base branding. The entry-market Android 2.1 smartphone supports triband GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 900/1800/1900 MHz as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA at 900/2100 MHz, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, as well as a GPS receiver and FM radio. The device features a 3.5" WVGA capacitive touchscreen, and comes with a 5 megapixel autofocus camera. The internal memory of 300 MB can be expanded with microSD memory cards.
At a size of 114 x 56 x 11.9 mm, the Base lutena weights - including the 1250 mAh Li-Ion battery - 130 g and it's now available in "Glossy Piano Black". It comes with all important Google Android services, including Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Search and the Android Market.
With a 24 month contract, the Base lutea will cost 14.00 Euro (in addition to a required 24 month contract).
Cheers ~ Arne