Welcome to our newest Monday feature — Android Ecosystem! Last time, we were crossing our fingers in hopes that the Rockville Android MID concept would find a home in the retail world. Pocketables confirms that RAmos Digital officially outed the device with 4.8-inch touchscreen, 600MHz CPU, and Wi-Fi late in the week. While there’s no availability just yet, the early pricing of around $200 will surely generate interest in this Android-powered handheld. I’m happy with my phones, so a non-phone Android handheld is appealing to me over another phone.
One of the common complaints of Android phones is the constant data connection, which can eat through a battery pretty quickly. Enter APNdroid, which got a very brief review and mention over the weekend by the Android Guys. The app provides an easy method to turn off your data connections without interrupting your handset’s ability to make or receive calls or text messages. Essentially, your 3G or EDGE connection can be closed down or opened up to help manage battery life.
Continuing with the Android phone theme, Brighthand says the specs of Acer’s A1 are above average when compared to other Android handsets currently available. eXpansys offers up the details: resolution of 800 x 480 crammed into a 3.3-inch display, a 768MHz Qualcomm CPU, 256MB of RAM and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera. Even better is a wide range of bands for data support — the A1 will can handle 7.2Mbps HSDPA in the 850, 1900 and 2100MHz frequency range.