Baidu Announces Details Of Its Yet-to-launch Smartphone And Cloud OS

Posted on May 15 2012 - 11:46am by Editorial Staff

We reported yesterday that Chinese search engine plans to launch smartphone as well as its own Cloud operating system, the company has announced details of its yet-to-launch new smartphone and the cloud-centric operating system that will power it. The Foxconn-built Changhong H5018 will be the first device powered by Baidu’s ‘Cloud Smart Terminal’ platform, and the company has heralded the phone as marking ”the arrival of a new era” of sub $150 (1,000 RMB) devices in China.

The H5018 supports 3G, and sports a 3.5-inch touch screen and 3 megapixel camera. Baidu stresses that it will provide a quality mobile Web and personal entertainment experience, and the mobile Web experience is clearly a massive focus for the initiative. Every H5018 phone owner will be given a generous 100 GB of storage on Baidu’s Netdrive, a beta service known locally as Wangpan.  There are no details regarding the launch date although it is expected that phone will be released in the very near future.

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