well, this come as a news to us all. Singapore is the least likely place on Earth that you will see its own home grown smartphone. anyway, it has now and it comes in the form of the Synrgic Uno Android Smartphone. to be honest, we were first drawn to it by its overall industrial design aesthetic which has a very uncanny resemblance to Sony Mobile’s recent offerings. i.e. it looks totally awesome. powered by Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 dual-core 1.5GHz processor with one full gigabyte of RAM, it features SGX 544 GPU, a 2,300 mAh lithium battery, a glorious 4.7″ Super-IPS LCD that packs a 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution, scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, 16GB of onboard storage – expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot, a 8MP AF shooter with Full HD videoing, a 2MP front-facing camera, built-in FM radio, built-in dual microphone with noise cancellation, and a host of radios, connectivity options and sensors you expect of today’s smartphone including NFC (supporting Android Beam, of course), e-compass, GPS, quadband 3G (supporting up to 21Mbps download speed), WiFi, Bluetooth, MHL, accelerometer, gyroscope et cetera. out of the box, the Synrgic Uno runs off Android 4.04 ICS, upgradeable to 4.2 within this year. perhaps the best news is, you can bag this new kid on the smartphone block contract-free and SIM-free for just $320.