Posts Tagged ‘Phones’

Puma Launches Solar-Powered Puma Phone


Puma is better known as a sportswear maker, but this time it’s teamed up with Sagem to produce a solar-powered smartphone known only as the Puma Phone.

This is pretty unexpected news, considering there haven’t been any announcements leading up to this moment. At first glance, the Puma Phone has a pretty interesting design, with a large touchscreen and a solar panel on the backside, that allows you to recharge the device when you don’t have where to plug it in.

Conceived by Sagem, the surprising handheld features a 2.8 inch QVGA TFT capacitive panel, a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash and 6x digital zoom, GPS and A-GPS, a secondary VGA front camera and a compass.


NEC’s CE151 Chip Brings HD Videos to Mobile Phones


Before you get too excited, I should tell you NEC just introduced their new wonder chip, we probably won’t see it on a phone before the end of the year.

Still the NEC CE151 camera chip is quite a breakthrough that supposedly makes mobiles comparable to DSLR cameras. Among the most impressive features of NEC’s new chip are the HD video recording capabilities and the shooting of still images of up to 13 megapixels.

There was no official statement on when we can expect NEC to implement the CE151 chip in its handhelds, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. Be sure to check the rest of its features, after the break.


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.


Sharp to Launch Its Solar-Powered Cell-Phone in China


As the Japanese mobile market continues to shrink, Sharp, the largest cell-phone manufacturer in the Land of the Rising Sun, decided it’s time to expand beyond national borders.

During the last fiscal year, Sharp sold only 1.6 million mobile phones outside Japan. That’s only 20% of its production, and management ruled it’s time to take their business global. Their first major move is to market their Solar Hybrid SH6230C mobile phone in China. The first Sharp solar-powered phone to be marketed outside Nippon comes with a solar cell module, 2.9 inch LCD display and a 5 megapixel camera.


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.

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



Minivan Speakers for Mobiles

Even if you are a minivan driver or not,the minivan speakers fit perfect to your phone if you want something else than headphones.You can easily carry one in your pocket because it measures just 9 cm long.It has a built-in battery using an USB dongle,so you don’t need to worry about losing extra power from your phone.The speaker will play sounds from your phone’s media player while tiny LED flashlights will be on.

For now,Minivan Speakers are available for sale just in Korea at a price around $12 USD but they will probably be found in other stores around the world soon.

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