Finishing off the week with a public service announcement: You can pre-order the Saygus V² at a special price until tomorrow night at 11:59pm Mountain Standard Time. What on earth is the Saygus V²? Right, I should probably explain that!
Let's start with the company itself... Utah-based Saygus has been manufacturing Android-powered phones since at least 2009. Their claim to fame, according to their website
, is that they are "the only smartphone startup to ever receive certification from a US carrier". That carrier would be Verizon and the device in question would be the Saygus VPhone V1
. I can't find any evidence that it actually ever made it onto Verizon store shelves.
Anyway, six years later Saygus is back with what they're calling the V²
. Set to ship in 6 to 8 weeks, it shares a number of features with my favourite Android devices, adding some notable improvements to the mix.