Google Android on the Bluebird Pidion BIP-6000, Blackberry style

So for those of you who like a Blackberry style phone and love Android, there now is a device for you that satisfies both your needs. SDG Systems, LLC (SDG) announced today the availability and support of Google® Androidâ„¢ 1.5 (“Cupcake”) on the Bluebird® Pidion® BIP-6000. The Android release on the BIP-6000 is designed for ISVs, VARs and end users to develop and test Android commercial applications on an Enterprise-class, rugged, mobile computer. The BIP-6000 with Android features a fast 806 MHz processor, QWERTY or numeric keypad, 1D bar code scanning, 3MP camera with autofocus and flash, GSM voice, HSDPA 3G cellular data, and a VGA (480×640 resolution) 3.5″ TouchWindow LCD screen. The BIP-6000 meets the rigorous MIL-STD-810F military standards for drops, vibration, temperature, pressure, moisture, and sand and dust exposure, ensuring it can perform in harsh environments.

Worthy to note is that while the initial implementation of Android is version 1.5, a subsequent release to Android 2.x is planned for late Q1 or early Q2, 2010. Pre-release versions of Android “Eclair” are available to developers. Android support for the BIP-6000’s 2D scanning and RFID capabilities are also planned for this time period.