Intriguing iPhone 5 Honeycomb-powered Rival Emerges, Adds Atrix Functionality

A startup called Kosmaz Technologies has today announced that it will be selling a new device called the Compufon, which it presents as the only smartphone capable of becoming a tablet PC or a laptop (ed : what about a desktop then?).

The handset is designed to become the user's primary computer - something we've talked about extensively in previous articles - and this is achieved using a tablet PC docking station which has a 10.6-inch LED-backlit screen with XGA resolution, a front-facing camera, stereo speakers, built-in Bluetooth headphones, an 11-hour battery life (over Wi-Fi) and weighs under 700g.

As for the phone itself (which docks on the tablet from behind), it comes with a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 system on chip, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard memory and surprise, surprise, Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

It has a 4-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 960x480 pixels, six sensors including a haptic feedback one, near field communication, Wi-Fi, AGPS, microUSB, Bluetooth (but no HDMI) and compatibility with GSM/EDGE and WCDMA.

Other features include a five-megapixel rear camera with flash, a VGA front facing camera and a 1500mAh battery that can power the phone for up to seven hours on 3G.

Kosmaz has yet to say how much the device will cost but reckons that the Compufon will be available to consumers in the fourth quarter of the year.