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Philips Unveils W920 Android Handset

Philips (or shall we say, Shenzhen Sang Fei Consumer Communications) has announced a new Android handset, the W920, which surprisingly comes in a champagne and black colour scheme that might not be to the taste of everyone.

The design of the handset is reminiscent of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. There's a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, a five megapixel camera with AF and flash, 3G, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Android 2.2 Froyo (no Gingerbread), GPS, 512MB RAM and we suspect, a 1GHz single core chipset.

The phone appears to be rather thick judging by the photo published by GSM Arena, and Philips will add its own proprietary user interface to the mix. We're not sure when the device will be available in Europe (if ever) and at what price.

Sadly though, unless it is priced well under £200 (around £150), it will face some serious competition from the ZTE Skate and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play which come with similar hardware specifications.

Philips sold its smartphone arm to Chinese firm SSFCC five years ago, and the company has released a handset called the X9320 that sounds quite similar to the W920.

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