Posts Tagged ‘cell phones’

The Senior Citizen Cellphone That Can Save Your Life


Those huge keys can be a bit misleading, but that is neither a pocket calculator, nor a remote control. It’s actually a mobile phone for the elderly.

Suddenly, those huge buttons make a little sense, right? They’re for people who’s eyesight isn’t what it used to be, and it saves the time they’d spent looking for their glasses. The Senior Citizen phone also comes with a built-in flash light, for seeing in the dark, FM radio and, most importantly, an SOS button. This can be programmed to dial four  phone numbers and send SMS to them, in case of emergencies. When the SOS button is pressed, it also makes a loud warning sound, alerting everyone in the premises.


Chinese Make Bugatti Veyron Shaped Cellphone


Let’s face it, it was only a matter of time before the Chinese created a Bugatti Veyron shaped phone, just like they did with other famous cars like Audi or BMW.

The Bugatti Veyron phone isn’t a smartphone, but it does pack enough features to raise the interest of unusual design mobile enthusiasts. It has a 2.4 inch touchscreen, a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth connectivity, FM radio, MP3 player, and like most Chinese phones, dual-SIM capabilities. And then there’s the attractive price tag, just $185.

But, as you probably already know, buying a Chinese cellphone is a lot like playing the lottery, you’re never sure if it will work, or for how long.

via TechChee

Motorola Backflip Available in China


AT&T’s first Android phone, the Motorola Backflip has already been launched in China, as the Motorola ME600.

The American mobile carrier is expected to launch the Backflip in March, having already ordered around 400,000 units, but meanwhile the Chinese have already gotten their hands on it. The Android-powered Motorola Backflip  comes with an 8GB memory card and a car charger, for a price of 4,298 yuan ($629). AT&T will probably slash $200 off the price tag, with a contract.

The Motorola Backflip is an interesting device that features a 20 x 480 pixels touchscreen display, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, full QWERTY keyboard, 3.5mm headset jack, 5MP autofocus camera, and Android with MotoBlur.

Check out more photos of the Chinese Motorola Backflip after the jump.


Cheaper 16 Gb Nokia X6 to Hit the Market


Nokia probably realized its 32 Gb X6 smartphone was a little to expensive for most and launched a more affordable version of its handheld.

Launched in November of 2009, the 32 Gb Nokia X6 had a price tag of $676 and that didn’t really convince people to line up and buy it. So the Finnish giant came up with a cheaper, 16 Gb version of the X6.

Featuring the same 3.2 inch touchscreen as its 32 Gb twin, runs Symbian and comes in the same color variants: black, white, white with pink, and white with yellow. It doesn’t include the Nokia music service, but you can probably overlook that.

The 16 Gb Nokia X6 includes a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash and promises 18 days of stand-by time and 11.5 hours of continuous talk time. It also comes with the OVI maps navigation system and preinstalled games like Spore and Asphalt 4. (more…)

iPhone 3G Supreme Rose Is World’s Most Expensive Phone


At the end of November 2009, the iPhone 3G Supreme bagged the title of World’s Most Expensive Phone, with a price-tag of $3.14 million. Now it’s topped by the iPhone 3G Supreme Rose.

Designed by the same over-the-top British designer, Stuart Hughes, for Goldstriker International,  the iPhone 3G Supreme Rose features an 18K gold casing and 130 flawless diamonds. Believe it or not, this outrageous piece of jewelry was commissioned by the same Australian businessman who purchased the iPhone 3G Supreme. It seems this guy has a thing for diamonds and iPhones.

The iPhone 3G Supreme Rose is now worth $3.15 million.

Stylish Lenovo LePhone Photos Revealed


Lenovo introduced the world to its Google Android-powered smartphone last week, at CES 2010. Now it has revealed some more photos of the LePhone, and it looks gooood!

So far, all we know about the Lenovo Lephone is that it features a 3.7 inch touchscreen display able to support a resolution of 480 x 800, a 1 Ghz Qualcomm processor, dual 3-megapixel cameras, built in WIFI, Bluetooth and GPS and a full QWERTI keyboard.

Lenovo LePhone will first launch in China, but so far there’s no info about a release in the US or Europe. I hope we won’t have to wait too much for this gorgeous piece of tech-heaven.

More photos after the jump


Delicious Chocolate Phones from Sharp

Tasty-looking and perfectly functional at the same time, the  Sharp SH-04B Chocolate Phones make perfect Christmas gifts.

The limited edition Sharp Chocolate Phones are part of Sharp’s winter line-up and were created in collaboration with Q-pot, a Japanese design firm based in Tokyo. The chocolate-shaped mobiles come in a packaging that closely resembles a box of chocolates and feature chocolate themed wallpapers, photo frames and menus.

The SH-04B sports an 8 megapixel CCD camera, a 3 inch WVGA ASV display, a digital TV tuner, Bluetooth and many other features common to modern cell-phones. Unfortunately Sharp’s Chocolate Phone is currently only available for purchase in Japan.

via Akihabara News



Phone-O-Scope Improves Quality of iPhone Photos

The iPhone isn’t known for the high-quality photos its shoots, but thanks to a ingenious device called Phone-O-Scope, you can get some pretty decent stills.

The Phone-O-Scope is basically an adapter used to attach a SLR lens to your iPhone. It was designed by Bhautik Joshi, a research engineer from San Franciso who just wanted to see if such a device could be built.  SUre it’s not the prettiest iPhone accessory you’ve ever seen, but it does offer you all the advantages of SLR lenses, like DOF effects and focal lengths.

Operating the Phone-O-Scope can allegedly be pretty clumsy, but the Holga-like quality of the photos and the $10 cost of the entire project (providing you already own the iPhone and SLR lens) make it worth your while. I f you’re willing to build your very own Phone-O-Scope, take a look at the tutorial on Bhautik’s site.

via OhGizmo