Viewsonic V350 Dual Sim Smartphone now in stock at Expansys

Viewsonic V350 Dual Sim Smartphone now in stock at Expansys

A few weeks ago Viewsonic announced the dual sim V350 Android phone. It has a very basic spec and it runs Android 2.2, but it can use two sim cards at once. Oh and it’s cheap (£244.99 inc vat). Below is the spec for the phone.

  • Dimensions (mm): 60.9 x114x12.45 mm
  • Weight: 125g
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM 7227 600Mhz
    SIM 1: GSM Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS Band 900/2100
    SIM 2: GSM Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900
  • RAM: 512MB
  • ROM: 512MB
  • Operation system: Android 2.2
  • Display (resolution): 3.5” (480×320) TFT, capacitive multi-touch screen
  • External storage: Micro SD (up to 32GB supported)
  • Camera: Autofocus 5MP (rear)
  • Bluetooth: 2.1 + EDR
  • WIFI: 802.11 b/g
  • 3G speed: HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
  • Video: 30fps WVGA encode/decode
  • I/O ports: 3.5mm audiojack/micro USB (device)
  • Sensor: Gravity sensor/E-compass sensor/ambient light sensor/proximity sensor
  • Data Sync: Micro USB
  • Battery: 1400mAH with hard-packed Li-Polymer, charged via mini-USB
  • Multimedia playback:
    Video: H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP
    Audio: AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MP3, MIDI, Ogg Vorbis, PCM/WAVE
  • Documents: EPUB/TXT/HTML/RSS/OFFICE/PDF viewer

So your probably not blown away by the specs that are almost identical to the old HTC Hero. But don’t forget it has two sim slots! This is a feature that only Viewsonic seem to have decided to use. It would be ideal to have your personal sim and your work sim in one phone. Personally I would go round the bend having my personal sim in such an underpowered phone. But hey that’s just my opinion. This may appeal to quite a few people as back in the days of Windows Mobile 6 there were a few dual sim phones that were fairly sought after. I would like to try one of these out to see how it handles phone calls ie work calls and personal calls and also the data element as the second sim slot is gsm only so no high speed data on sim 2. So is this right up your street? Do you just carry around two phones? Would you like to see this feature on more devices? Let us know.

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