There is a new player in the Android smartphone world, and it is called the "Kinzo" from Verzo. The phone just went on sale today for $459.99 without a contract. The manufacturer is trying to differentiate itself by offering the phone with free shipping and a large list of accessories (a leather case, quality headphones, a car charger and a car holder) included in that price, which is a decent value. However, when you take a look at the specs of the device, it becomes rather mediocre. The aesthetics of the phone are attractive, but it looks like they focused on style vs. substance. Here's a breakdown:
  • 4.3-inch WVGA glass-capacitive TFT display
  • 1GHz TI OMAP 3630 processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • Five megapixel AF camera (with LED flash)
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • Tri-band UMTS support (AT&T-compatible) & quad-band GSM support (for other carriers)
  • WiFi b/g & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • 1590mAh battery
  • A microSD slot (supports 8GB)

Perhaps this phone might have been a great value at the beginning of the year, but it seems a little lackluster now. I suppose if you look at it from the network unlocked perspective with a ton of accessories angle it looks more appealing at only $460. What are your thoughts?

Source: Verzo Releases Kinzo Android Phone - Full Press Release and Verzo