December 20, 2014

Lumigon t1 images surface!

I have a personal gripe about European Android devices being cooler then ours. I know, you disagree, but take the Galaxy Beam for example… I have coveted that bugger since it first came out. Just send me one guys… It doesn’t HAVE to make phone calls. Anyways, there is a gap between the US Android phones and the rest of the world. Sometime we get the cool phone, sometimes everyone else does. I think we have an amazing selection that many other countries are without, though being American I still feel entitled to gripe. That being said, after seeing the Lumigon T1, I am once again envious of a phone that will likely not come to the US.

Lumigon really knocked one out of the park with this one, in my opinion. It’s a 1GHZ proc with a 3D GPU, and everything you expect from a modern Android device. Audio jack, 720p video, FM receiver/transmitter and wifi-N all on a 3.5 inch screen. The device looks nice, and paired with it’s custom layover on Android 2.2, it’s pretty clean looking. The only thing this is missing in my opinion is a front facing camera, which is still not a requirement for me in a phone.

This phone hardens the fact that  a standard has been set for future devices. Android 2.2 runs very well on these and similar hardware specs, and with Gingerbread on the horizon, phones that are less that this are not going to make the cut. So here I sit, envious of the world that I will not get to use one of these phones!



  • FunnyBrain

    First of all, it DOES have a frontal camera (I’m from Denmark and I’ve seen the Danish press release and the Danish presentation videos), secondly it also has B&O’s ICEpower, a built in IR remote control with learning function, that can control anything on IR and a button on top (by the speaker), that can be used together with the D-pad and 4 other buttons on the bottom, to play games in landscape mode, thereby enabling you to use both hands at the same time! You can by a little docking station to put the phone in, which can be used with a wireless keyboard, like a netbook. The dock’s HDMI micro plug (720p) can connect to an HD TV, and tun it into a media center or workstation, which can be controlled by the keyboard (even phonecalls can be controlled by the keyboard)! The idea behind the T1, is to combine the functionality of the netbook and the smartphone. Here is a leading Danish mobile magazine’s website, with a picture of the dock and keyboard, plus a lot of infos (I used Google to translate in English for you):

    http://translate.google.com/translate?langpair=auto|en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mobil.nu%2Fnyheder%2FLumigon-T1-endelig-klar-1.375289.html

    I guess this just made you even more envious on Europe! But don’t worry, it will come out in Europe, beginning of 2011 (a few models will come out before Christmas), and later in the rest of the World (if everything goes by plan).

  • FunnyBrain

    Here are the full specifications:

    -Google Android 2.2 (Froyo)
    – Freescale i.MX515 + Qualcomm MDM 6200
    – 3.5″ wide 480×800 hi color screen
    – Capacitive Multitouch screen
    – Up to 32 Gb memory with microSD card slot outside
    – 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash
    – Front camera for video call
    – WiFi, Bluetooth and infrared
    – 14,4 Mbit/s 3G
    – Compass
    – GPS
    – Accellerometer
    – Proximity and ambilight sensor
    – FM receiver and transmitter
    – Built-in universal remote controller with learning feature
    – 3.5 mm audio jack
    – ICEpower audio
    – Micro HDMI 720P out
    – Micro USB
    – Weight 125 gram

  • FunnyBrain

    Oh, I forgot, you can buy it now for 499 Euro excl. VAT on Lumigon’s homepage (it’s an international website in English):

    http://www.lumigon.com/