A cell phone to me is a technology based electronic devices that hold no collective value compares to a sentiment item like a mechanical watch. I couldn’t see any value in a blinged-out handheld covered in gold or showered in diamonds. The connection fails as soon as the next technology rolls in with a bigger LCD screen, storage space or supports a faster communication protocol. But the Canadian has a unique way of making luxury cell phone worth more than its monetary value.
Forget the cheesy weather proof feature or having a pelican case for your cell phone. The Futjisu F-01A goes beyond Slashproof, offers feature-rich handset with IPx5 and IPx7 waterproof protection. The F-01A is no ordinary cell phone with few O-rings; it’s a fully loaded "docomo PRIME series" mobile phones with GSM, GPS, Bluetooth, fingerprint sensor, and has a 5.2MP CMOS sensor for still image capture which also sports a 3.5-inch TFT LCD with ultra wide 854x480 resolution screen.
It case anyone has doubted the prevalence of the touchscreen phone, perhaps the announcement of yet another touchscreen model will convince you? The Samsung Eternity has just made its way to AT&T and as you might have guessed, it sports a huge touchscreen.
Featuring a black and chrome look, the Samsung Eternity is also called the SGH-A867. This phone has a 3.2-inch display that uses haptics. It also uses vibrating feedback for an added sense of interactivity. The Samsung TouchWiz interface and an accelerometer add the finishing touches to this very touch-focused phone.
Other features include GPS, a 3-megapixel camera, support for AT&T Mobile TV, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, HTML browser, 3G, speakerphone, AT&T Video Share service and more. You can get the Samsung Eternity now on AT&T for $149.99 with a two-year contract.
AT&T has just announced the release date for the stylish and innovative Nokia 6650. This flip style phone runs the Symbian-based S60 platform, allowing for customization with the addition of many third party applications, themes and profile settings. The Nokia 6650 will come in silver and red, just in time for the holiday season.
Now I've heard everything! Apparently all of that frequent cell phone use isn't fairing well for many people's skin. A group of U.K. doctors have determined some have an actual skin reaction to holding a cell phone to their faces. And the condition's name? Mobile phone dermatitis.
After much speculation and talk that the phone would be released soon, the BlackBerry Pearl 8220, formerly the KickStart, is a RIM flip phone, and though it's still smart, the new form factor should act as a middle ground option for those that love a flip but need smartphone functionality.
Read the full press release after the cut.
We'd forgive you if you'd given up on Sprint's AIRAVE. We've seen the femtocell - which promises to boost your CDMA signal by re-routing calls via your broadband - rolled out at so many tradeshows and events, even our tech-hungry eyes had begun to glaze over. Finally, though, the AIRAVE is here, and Sprint sent one over so that we could see whether the long wait was worth it.
Check out the Sprint AIRAVE unboxing video after the cut
It hardly seems like a year since the first-gen iPhone stormed the cellphone market, grabbing Apple a coveted spot in the top ranks of handset manufacturers and redefining the sort of usability people could expect from a touchscreen device. Now, however, the iPhone gets its first significant upgrade; you'd have to have been hiding under a rock to have missed the news that Apple have added both 3G and GPS to the handset - if you were, check out our WWDC 2008 keynote coverage - as well as dropping the entry price to just $199. The iPhone 3G launched this morning, and we were there bright and early to cover the event of a new cellphone.