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Fujitsu F705i, the world’s slimmest waterproof phone

Fujitsu F705i, the world’s slimmest waterproof phone

How often do you drop your phone in a bucket of water or swimming pool? Not many times I would hope, but Fujitsu thinks waterproof mobile phone market has potential. Fujitsu unveiled the F705i, the world’s slimmest waterproof 3G mobile phone.

Now, although its can hold up to the water element, the F705i will not hold up to drowning over 1m depth of water and longer than 30 minutes. The phone itself features Super Clear Voice and Super Clear Mike that would automatically adjust the volume of calls depending on noise level surrounding the phone user.

It weighs only 111g with dimensions of 106 x 49 x 13.7mm. As for battery life, it allows 170 minutes of talk time and 100 minutes of videophone. No information on pricing and availability at this moment.

[via akihabaranews]

Skypephone flying off of the shelves

Skypephone flying off of the shelves

British mobile phone provider 3, recently introduced a prepaid cellular phone powered by the popular Skype VoIP service. For a small minimum monthly payment of around £10, you can make unlimited Skype calls. Much to their surprise the phone has been selling out, and nearly impossible to find in most markets.

Orange Iqua BHS-603 SUN Bluetooth headset

Orange Iqua BHS-603 SUN Bluetooth headset

200 hours of standby time and up to 9 hours of talk time, that’s what you can expect from this headset in the dark. The solar panel on the side, yeah, that should up those numbers a respectable amount in the sun light.

Its 14 grams, which is pretty light, and as far as BT headsets go, its not too terribly unattractive, which is surprising considering adding solar panels generally makes whatever they’ve been added to quite hideous. Its kind of sad we had to wait this long for such an obvious solar power upgrade, I mean sure, on cell phones, not much sense, they are usually in your pocket, but headsets, generally on your head, in direct sunlight.

Mickey packs up his cell phone, and heads to Japan

Mickey packs up his cell phone, and heads to Japan

Do you remember Disney Mobile? No? Well, It didn’t work so well here in the states, but Mickey’s looking to find His niche in Japan.

In early 2008 Disney will start releasing Mouse branded cell phones through Japanese provider Softbank. Sounds good in theory, but analysts are already killing their buzz by predicting low consumer interest.

Maybe they are years ahead of their time? Or maybe Disney should just rethink their whole cell phone scheme. Take a step back, and settle for providing content for the major companies.

Disney Cellular to land on Japanese shores [via electronista]

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