Synapse: One Phone to Bring Them All and In the Darkness Bind Them

Cellphones are the hottest things around and the cellphone market is growing like the population in India. There are big players like Apple, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, HTC and Nokia that have taken over the world with their build quality, the buzz, the support and pushing out constant updates with amazing new features. While Apple is being a show-stealer here with its iPhone, other handset manufacturers are surviving on some regional love and partly on the ignorance of users.

So, what do you need to be to get spotted on this overtly crowded train? You need to be different. Not odd, but different- like Synapse is. Until now, you might have heard of custom ROMs, things like you can install Android on an iPhone and you can run the firmware from one phone on another. This is different. This phone is customizable not for its software but for the hardware!


As for the specs, the phone runs on Android 2.2, has a 1 GHz processor (no further details), has a 4 inch super LCD display, three different microphones for call, camera and noise detection #FTW (as on the Droid X, Motorola Finiti), an Aluminum body and support of up to 32 GB. It ships with a worldwide warranty of 3 years and will be available from next year.

Coming back to the part why it is different, the phone has customizable hardware. You can choose between 3G and 4G, 5 8 and 12 megapixel for the camera, an HDMI output, a TV out and build in memory from 4, 8, 16 and 32 GB. You feel the 1200 mA battery is too less for your heavy usage, change it to 1500 mA or if you want a front camera for that video calling feature, you get to choose that too. In simple words, you cook your phone and make it into your own dream machine. Finally, the phone is pre-rooted. So, you can start playing with it right away.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.