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Dual-SIM DSTL1 Android smartphone from General Mobile coming in June

Product Launch by Brian James Kirk on Wednesday May 27, 2009.

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General Mobile has announced that its DSTL1, a dual-SIM Android-powered smartphone, will be available in the U.S. and Turkey by the end of June. The DSTL1 features a 624MHz Marvell PX310A processor that should run Google's Android v1.5 "Cupcake" operating system with ease. It has a high-resolution 5 megapixel autofocus camera and vivid a 3.0-inch WQVGA LCD resistive touchscreen(INFO) display that was manufactured by Sharp. The device will ship with a 4GB microSD card in the box, and will be capable of accepting 16GB cards.

Though the model expected in June includes 2.5G connectivity with tri-band (900/1800/1900MHz) GSM/EDGE support, a spokesperson from General Mobile said that it will eventually offer a version of the device that supports both the 850MHz and 1900MHz GSM bands for the U.S.

The company estimates that the DSTL1 will cost between US$550 and $750, depending on the market. It plans to release the device in Russia and Germany after the initial release in the U.S. and Turkey. [via AndroidAuthority]


steve @ 6:39:28PM EDT on Wednesday July 1, 2009

Who knows when they're really going to release this phone if ever. All I get from them when I attempt to request a pre-order of the phone (which it is now July 1st) is the following generic response. I have made several inquiries, never do they address what I say in the email they always reply with the same copy n paste response. urgggrrr! Has ANYONE got ANYWHERE with them???

From: General Mobile
Subject: RE: DSTL1 Pre-order
To: xxx@xxxx.com
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 7:58 AM

Dear Customer,

First of all we would like to thank you for your kind request, your
pre-order request is noted. You will be informed as soon as device release
date and price information become available

Best Regards
General Mobile

klara @ 10:20:29AM EDT on Monday July 27, 2009

It is a chinese phone really!!! By the company QOOLCOMM.COM

steve @ 7:09:30AM EDT on Wednesday August 12, 2009

I don't know about anybody else, but they replied to me on 7/29 stating this:

"Dear Sir/Madam,

Your pre-orders will be provided as soon as General Mobile DSTL1 Android mobile phone will be available in GSM markets that is 08/08/2009. And next week, you will get a response for your DSTL1 pre-order, with priority delivery and a discount.

Thanks for your great patience, we will get back to you very soon.

Please do not hesitate to ask if you have further questions. We would be glad to help you.

Thanks and Best Regards
General Mobile"

But I haven't heard from them since and they are no longer replying to my emails or phone calls. When I call them, it goes to an answering service I found out. Seems kind of shotty to me, and very unprofessional to ignore my emails when they said it would be available on the 8th. Anyone have any luck???

Jeff @ 3:19:15PM EDT on Friday October 23, 2009

I found it!!

I recently did a google shopping search for "DSTL1" and found an on-line retailer that has them in stock. Just placed an order....can't wait to get mine!!!

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Brian James Kirk
Brian is a former news editor on MobileBurn.com that freelances in Philadelphia. You can follow him on Twitter as @BrianJamesKirk.

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