This week, Chinese search giant Baido has released it’s long awaited cloud phone. The Changhong H5018. This new device comes with a massive 300GB of online storage, beating pretty much every phone on the market as Sony is offering only 50GB through DropBox, HTC is offering 25GB through DropBox and all others are stuck at 5GB.
The Changhong H5018 runs on Android 2.3 and is dubbed Cloud OS, but don’t think it is easy to push your apps onto the device. As Google is a direct competitor, all Google services are lacking (thus lowering licensing costs for Baidu). This means you will have to push your app through Baidu’s own app store.
The device has a 3.5 inch 320×480 display and runs at 650Mhz. On the back, you will find a three megapixel camera. In all ways a low budget device that needs the cloud storage to stand out from the crowd. The device costs 899 Yuan. That’s about $140 and can function with both WCDMA and GSM Simcards.