Ever wanted to build your own Android 2.2 handset from the ground up? Start with a 4.0-inch screen, choose your 3G or 4G LTE or WiMAX radio, pick a camera up to 12MP, and round it out with options from Bluetooth and WiFi to HDMI output and extra storage? Well, German company Synapse is apparently offering just that for prices starting around €434 ($600), that is if the website would proceed to load.
We have been unable to gain access to this supposed Android-tinkerer’s heaven, but Engadget is promising that it exists and has a screen capture to back it up. Still, if it ever comes back online we see this as being nothing short of what any diehard Android fan could want: the opportunity to build your own, custom-tailored handset. Pretty awesome.
So, what would you throw into your dream phone?
[UPDATE]: We were able to get into the site, though luck seems to be varying in getting the page to load. A bit more info we gleaned: The phones are available now as a pre-order and start off with a base 1GHz processor and a few other options. Choosing from the list of add-ons reads a lot like buying a car. More options, more money. The company is aiming to ship these handsets out come early 2011, so if you are able to get a order in don’t expect it all that soon. Looks like they are aiming to manufacturer the handsets as a batch rather than one at time.