Another day, another well-meaning manufacturer launches an Android phone. Today it's ViewSonic's turn, and they've debuted the V350 Android 2.2 (Froyo) smartphone.


This lower-end smartphone features a 3.5-inch screen, 600Mhz processor, 512MB of memory, 5 megapixel camera and access to all the other standard Android apps and services.

Setting this device apart from the other countless Android smartphones is the two built-in SIM card slots; allowing the user to have two different phone numbers from (potentially) two different carriers on one single device. There are very few smartphones that offer dual-SIM technology and this in itself makes the V350 an appealing device. It will be interesting to see if consumers take to this novel concept and if the phone becomes a popular choice.

There is no word yet on pricing or availability.

Credit: CNET Reviews

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  • D.G.

    I travel a bunch through Europe and if the specs were equal to that of let's say the N1 I would buy it in a heartbeat. Unless you travel a lot you can't really appreciate how convenient it is to have a dual sim card phone.

  • trevmar

    Last week I travelled to China. When I placed my China SIM in my Android G1, I had to login to the Google Android servers manually, because of the changed SIM card. Android senses a SIM card change.

    It will be interesting to see if Viewsonic have fixed this inconvenience. Heck, I can't remember my phone's password after a 15 hour non-stop flight :) :)

  • tartugo

    U don't need to travel alot to find a need for a dual sim phone, like me , i've got a company phone and personal phone and i hate having to carry both all the time..
    if that phone come to Brazil , my iPhone is out..

  • Yeoh

    Has the phone already already available in the market? What is the price and where I can buy it?