ViewSonic debuts V350 smartphone

At Mobile World Congress, ViewSonic keeps up its mobile momentum with the V350, an Android phone with two SIM card slots.

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BARCELONA, Spain--Though we've seen enough new smartphones from Mobile World Congress to last us a while (or at least until next month's CTIA), we used the last day of the show to check out what ViewSonic and its trio of parrots had to offer.

The company that has brought us so many displays is making a further push into the mobile space after debuting its ViewPad 4 last month at CES. Though the ViewPad 4 blurred the distinction between phone and tablet, the company's new device in Barcelona is firmly in the smartphone camp.

The ViewSonic V350 runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) on a 3.5-inch touch screen. Features include a 600MHz processor, 512MB of memory, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, a 5-megapixel camera, a music player, assisted GPS, a 3.5mm headset jack, Bluetooth, messaging and e-mail, a personal organizer, and access to all the usual Android apps through the Android Market.

Yet, what's most exciting about the V350 is that it has two SIM card slots, which will let you use two phone numbers at one time. The world is in short supply of dual-SIM-card phones with higher-end features, so we welcome the V350 readily. We don't know pricing or availability at this time, but we hope to see a sample handset soon.

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