First Else powered by Access Linux Platform unleashed

First Else Handset

An innovative handset known as First Else was recently revealed in London. According to Engadget, the handset is driven by Access Linux Platform (ALP) 3.0 and sports futuristic and intuitive user interface.

The touchscreen handset features touch UI called sPlay, right-thumb-controlled, sci-fi like fan menu interface. Reportedly, similar to the iPhone 3GS, Motorola Droid and Palm Pre, even First Else incorporates a robust TI OMAP 3430 processor. The handset boasts of an 854 x 480 resolution, 3.5-inch capacitive LCD touchscreen. The Linux based mobile phone sports a 5 megapixel camera which claims to capture 480p video at 30fps.

Further, with a 1450mAh battery, First Else is said to outlive the iPhone 3GS by atleast one hour. Apparently, Else will be setting up an app store and plans to release an SDK at launch. The storage details of the Else handset are not yet revealed. However, it is believed that the handset may carry up to 32GB storage space.

First Else seems to operate on HSDPA and EDGE. Apparently, the device measures 13mm x 56.6mm x 115.6mm and incorporates tilt, proximity and light sensors with adaptive handling.

First Else is expected to hit stores by Q2 2010. However, neither the pricing nor the carrier details are disclosed.