First Else – Linux-Based Smartphone From Emblaze Mobile

First Else Most of us are not familiar with the products of Emblaze Mobile, but recently this Israeli company has showcased a smartphone, named First Else, that promises to standout in the crowd. While prominent cell phone makers are busy jumping on either the Android or the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system bandwagon, Emblaze Mobile has surprised us with a smartphone powered by Access Linux Platform 3.0. The Else Intuition software built on the Linux based mobile platform, has been developed jointly by Emblaze Mobile and the Japan based company Access. However, to judge the effectiveness of this new Linux based operating system, we have to wait until the first quarter of 2010 when the Emblaze Mobile First Else hits the market.

Emblaze Mobile First Else features
The central feature of First Else is undoubtedly the Else Intuition software. The right thumb controlled menu interface of First Else, dubbed sPlay, is something you have not seen before on a smartphone. The menu has been designed to display only important information, producing a neat and futuristic menu system. First Else will flaunt a web browser, multimedia player and email client.

The TI OMAP 3430 processor, which is packed in Motorola Droid, Nokia N900, Apple iPhone 3GS and Palm Pre handsets, is also used for running this smartphone. First Else sports a 3.5 inches capacitive touch screen with 480 x 854 pixels resolution. It flaunts a 5-megapixel camera equipped with image stabilization and auto focus. The camera of the smartphone could capture high-definition videos at 30 fps speed. Other standard smartphone features such as GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, USB 2.0 port, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity are included in the First Else handset.

Two models of First Else will be available – one with 16GB internal flash memory and another with 32GB internal storage space. However, from the technical specifications it appears that First Else will not include microSD memory card slot. Therefore, lack of external memory expansion will limit your storage space. The 256MB RAM of First Else will enhance the functionality of the device. First Else will run only on the HSDPA and EDGE networks. According to Emblaze Mobile, the 1450mAh battery will have more juice than your iPhone 3GS battery.