InfoSonics launched its new verykool s505 smartphone, the most dynamic mobile handset the company has offered to date. The s505, nicknamed the "Spark," has a 1.3 GHz quad core processor and is equipped with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. The phone will be upgradable to Android 4.4 (KitKat) in the near future via a partnership with Red Bend Software.
The Spark sports a 5-inch HD IPS-LCD, on-cell touch screen, and an 8mm ultra slim profile. It is the first smartphone to come preloaded with the Personal Safety Services application from MobileTREC, which allows texting to 911 and immediate deployment of emergency help across multiple contacts when personal safety is at risk.
"We understand that the future of the industry is dependent upon our ability to offer robust applications that provide tools and resources that are important for our work and daily lives," said Joseph Ram, InfoSonics president and chief executive officer. "We are on the forefront of this trend as exemplified by partnering with MobileTREC to bring their patented safety platform to verykool users. We believe our goal to provide the best value to our customers is met by the Spark, which combines smart functionality with an elegant design and one of the most advanced safety features available--all at a very affordable price."
MobileTREC provides mobile safety technology and services. According to MobileTREC, their system is the only platform that allows users to text to 911, offering a quick emergency response method in case of danger. In addition to one-touch response, there's a single help button to push in case of a crisis. Other features include a family locator with GPS tracking capabilities, mobile intelligence indicating danger and safe zones before you enter and personalized safety network alerts for friends and family. Customers who purchase the s505 Spark can enjoy a free 30-day trial of MobileTREC's safety platform to experience firsthand the many features of these important Personal Safety Services.
InfoSonics noted the following additional details of the s505:
- • 3G HSPA+ 21 Mbps DL, 5.6 Mbps UL; 3G (850/1900/2100 and 850/1700/2100); 2G (850/1900)
- • Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, modem tethering, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS and USB port
- • 1280x720 HD IPS-LCD on-cell touch screen with full lamination
- • SMS and MMS messaging plus push e-mail, IM and SNS
- • Built-in FM radio, multimedia player and recorder, 1080 HD video recording
- • 2,000 mAh Li-Ion battery
- • Speakerphone, proximity/light/gravity sensors and 3.5mm audio jack
- • Stereo headset, travel adapter and charger included
The verykool® s505 is available now in two versions: a single SIM version for operator customers and a dual SIM (unlocked) version for the open market. Suggested retail price: $199 (U.S.).