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Jetway Introduced its First Smartphone: Alfar 560



A KIRF Samsung Galaxy Note is expected to be on display at Jetway’s booth at Computex but turns out seemingly the other way. That this very company doesn’t even support any related pen input. But a more interesting story is revealed.

Jetway is a company based in Taiwan and is known for developing and creating motherboards. They have actually been keeping their new revelation until the Computex 2012 to finally introduce their first smart phone. This was the interesting story, then.

On display was their newest Alfar 560 to be set as a reference design for OEMs which can be rebadged under their own brand name easily. Although there is nothing to expect much with the unit as it falls within the low to mid-range devices, the specifications therein signifies a good start.

Starting with their 0.3 MP camera at the front and a 5 megapixel one at the back, it is something worth the use. Going in to the very details of Alfar 560, there is a 650 MHz MTK6575 processor, a 5.1-inch on 800 x 480 pixel display, a 512MB of RAM and integrated Bluetooth 2.1 . Another helpful feature is its dual SIM piece of work that supports both WCDMA and GSM.

However, the device is a bit bulky compared to the acceptable HTC and Samsung devices got to offer which can be a problem to people who are already used with slim and handy smart phones. Thus, there is a great possibility that people in US might not readily embrace this one but as from the rest of the places, they might consider it though.

The shipment of Alfar 560 across the different regions was also announced by Jetway within the event. Particularly it would be in the regions of Asia, the Middle East or South America. As for the price, expect it to be a very good one around $150.

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