The hot news at QuickLogic today is the announcement of our new production smartphone, the Kyocera “URBANO PROGRESSO”. As our press release mentioned, the URBANO PROGRESSO uses a QuickLogic ArcticLink II VX4 device, featuring an MDDI Type II to RGB bridge, as well as VEE and DPO. Key to note here is that VEE and DPO are both activated in the phone. The phone features a dual-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor, Android 4.0, an 8.1-megapixel camera, waterproof casing and a 4″ OLED inch display. Another really neat thing is the phone’s tissue conductive technology, which allows sound to be transferred from the phone to your ear through your skin. The phone doesn’t have a traditional earpiece, and while I haven’t had a chance to test it out yet, I hear it performs phenomenally well in crowded, loud areas that most phones fail in.
The phone itself, especially in the copper-colored version, is stunning. You truly need to see it to appreciate it!
For a bit more information, I’ve also embedded a few Kyocera-produced videos:
The URBANO PROGRESSO is available through KDDI in Japan.