Engadget China have just concluded a thorough as always review of the Vivo, from BBK, and noticed the obvious Samsung styling and iOS inspired custom Android Gingerbread OS.
The rather smart looking phone actually resembles the limited edition, white, Meizu M8 Windows CE phone, however the VIVO is very much more up to date than the old Meizu, sporting a 3.5-inch 4 point multi-touch capacitive touch screen, a rear 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 1500mAh batter and micro SD card memory expansion slot.
The OS we have already mentioned is a heavily modified version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread and which, in some areas such as the media player,store,camera and browser, looks almost identical to iOS on the iPhone.
BBK have installed there own version of the android app market, with fake Apple App Store look, on the VIvo, which although doesn’t give you access to the better paid for applications, will likely proove to be much more reliable in China than than Google version of the market.
Release date hasn’t been confimed along with pricing but it is likely to be priced much cheaper than similar Android smartphones currently on the Chinese market which will help the Vivo find a good share of owners.
You can read the full translated review of the BBK Vivo over at cn.Engadget.