Are you 'cool' enough to own a smartphone? Apparently not, especially if you have not heard about this new smartphone that is currently making its rounds in China. Known as the Coolpad N950, this new smartphone, which is apparently powered by Google's Android operating system, is reportedly designed for business users who desire a phone that is tough enough to withstand the everyday knocks of business life.
China might be well-known for its extensive lineup of low-cost, generic-looking smartphones and tablets that are currently flooding its domestic market, but it seems that some of its enterprising OEMs sure know how to make their products capture the attention of consumers in one way or the other, and this new smartphone looks to be one such example. World, meet the Coolpad N950 clamshell smartphone.
Details about this 'cool' smartphone are scarce, but according to what we were able to piece together from a report published on a Chinese gadget website known as iMobile, the Coolpad N950, which is apparently designed with business users in mind, will be preloaded with version 2.2 of the Android operating system. On the hardware side, iMobile claims that the Coolpad will feature a paltry 256MB of ROM and RAM, along with 2GB of internal flash storage, although users can always turn to microSD cards should they ever run into any issues pertaining to insufficient storage, as demonstrated by the presence of a card reader.
However, backing up the Coolpad N950's processing power is a reasonably powerful Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 processor clocked at 1024MHz, which should provide more than sufficient power for most typical smartphone processing needs. Oh, and did we mention that the Coolpad N950 makes use of the cool clamshell form factor?
Additional details about the Coolpad N950 reveal the use of a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen which sports a native resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, along with a built-in three-megapixel camera. Interestingly, the text beneath the Coolpad N950's camera claims that it is capable of a maximum resolution of eight megapixels, and not three, as reported by iMobile.
Last but not least, iMobile's report claims that the N950 will feature support for a variety of standard features found in any smartphone, such as wireless network connectivity via WiFi, Bluetooth, JAVA and access to both the mobile MSN and QQ instant messaging clients. Sounds (and looks) like a cool smartphone with a cool list of features for a cool business user. Now, if only there were more information about other cool details, such as the smartphone's pricing and availability. Oh well.