World's Fastest Smartphone Costs $1350, Has Two 1.5GHz Cores

BSquare is selling the world's fastest smartphone, the Snapdragon MDP MSM8660, for a whopping $1350, far higher than any other current generation smartphone.

The handset (SKU:OBQ8x60MDPAND) is based on Qualcomm's fastest (and latest) SoC yet, a 1.5GHz, dual core part (the MSM8660) with Android 2.3 Gingerbread preloaded, an Adreno 220 GPU and some of the most advanced specifications ever achieved on any portable device.

According to the marketing document here, the MDP handset has 16GB RAM (ed : surely a mistake here, more likely to be 1GB RAM), 16GB onboard flash and an external micro SD card slot.

Like the HTC Desire, it has a 3.6-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen with a HDMI port, five microphones, Dolby 5.1 audio, a 13-megapixel (yep, 13) camera with 1080p HD video decode and encode as well as Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth etc. Although the phone is not, per se, a final product, you can learn more about the MDP 8660 by viewing the video below.

The MDP handset by BSquare is first and foremost a development platform which means that you should expect a bog-standard, squarish handset with a boring design.

That said, the handset is being marketed as a development platform and comes with some unique features like automated testing tools to decrease test cycle times, increase test coverage & improve test accuracy.