May 20, 2015
For folks like us that spend way too much time on Kickstarter, Indiegogo and the like, this should be interesting: we hear that we’ll soon be seeing Comet, an Android device that comes with water resistance and buoyancy as part of its core functionality set. It incorporates fins that pop out when the device hits water.
It’ll have Android Lollipop and will sport two 16 MP cameras (one each on front and back), a screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 and a 2.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 4GB RAM.
It’ll come in two flavors: 16 GB and 32 GB.
Beyond that, the device also adds some features new to Android. According to the press release, the device will also pack a border of Turquoise LED lights that light up when a user receives a call or message, pre-installed messenger for communication, app-enabled ability to measure body temperature and gauge mood, and a quantum lock that utilizes 256-bit AES to encrypt voice communications.
The Comet is expected to cost between $300 – $375, and will be available on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.
CometCore Chief Prashanth Raj Urs mentions reflecting users personalities and being able to take one’s device everywhere.â€œWe developed Comet to be a phone that people could truly take anywhere,â€ he says. â€œWe also wanted Comet to really reflect its usersâ€™ personalities, so we made it as customizable as possible- Comet is functionable, but itâ€™s also a really fun phone to use.â€
We admit it: we are intrigued. The hardware seems to be compelling enough, and the the buoyancy is more than a simple cherry on top. The advertised ability to use it on three of the major networks is definitely a plus. Other specifics (connectivity, expandable storage, etc) will help define the device if included.
Comet should be landing on Kickstarter soon, and we can’t wait to see how it does.
[Source: CometCore Press Release]