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Chairman phone from Ulysse Nardin is for luxury nerds

Chairman phone from Ulysse Nardin is for luxury nerds

Who doesn't like an excessive gadget every now and again? If you've been itching to get your hands on something stylish and high-tech, you'll definitely want to check out The Chairman phone from Ulysse Nardin.

The aptly named "Chairman" is a phone for those seeking luxury in every aspect of their lives. Ulysse Nardin is a watchmaker and along with SCI Innovations, they have come up with this elite handset. So, what makes this phone stand out? Besides the fancy title, it also has a functional watch rotor. Kinetic energy is used to power the watch and it provides additional power to the rechargeable battery inside the phone.

What's cool is you can see the rotor turning inside the phone. No word on pricing just yet, but you know what they say about these luxury items: if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it! The Chairman will be available in the fall in steel/gold, solid gold and solid steel versions.

[via Slippery Brick]

Samsung Haptic 8M touchscreen phone launched

Samsung Haptic 8M touchscreen phone launched

Samsung is adding to their touchscreen phones today with the Haptic 8M handset. This phone uses haptic feedback (hence the name) and sports a 3.3-inch display that has a 480 x 800 resolution.

The Haptic 8M supports HSPA-based 3G, T-DMB digital TV tuning and has an 8-megapixel camera. The camera is enabled with face tagging technology, meaning it can recognize faces. Other camera features include flash and smile detection.

Also included is a microSDHC card slot and the TouchWiz interface. The Haptic 8M will only be available in Korea at first on SK Telecom for the equivalent of around $660. Since this model does not support US 3G, there would need to be another version should it ever be released stateside.

[via Akihabara]

Sony Ericsson Idou: Live Video and Gallery from MWC

Sony Ericsson Idou: Live Video and Gallery from MWC

Sony Ericsson's Idou may be far from complete, but that didn't stop the company pulling out the limited number of pre-production demo units they had and running through a quick showcase of some of the touchscreen smartphone's features.  Headline functionality for the Idou is the 12.1-megapixel autofocus camera with Xenon flash, 3.5-inch VGA-resolution touchscreen and new Symbian Foundation OS; check out our live demo video and full gallery after the cut.

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Verizon Hub launches for $199.99

Verizon Hub launches for $199.99

Verizon have officially launched the Verizon Hub, the company's "communications command center".  Built around a 7-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen base-station and cordless home phone, the Hub connects to a broadband connection (which can be Verizon's or from another provider) and offers on-demand access to information and entertainment.  That can include family calendars, directory enquiries, traffic and news, theater times (and ticket booking), streaming video, photos and music, visual voicemail and more.

 

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President Obama’s super-secret Blackberry cost $3,300!

President Obama’s super-secret Blackberry cost $3,300!

Just because you're one of the most power person in the world does not mean that you can use whatever phone you want.  So will President Obama get to keep his Blackberry?  The short answer is "maybe" pending approval from NSA.  CNN contacted NSA inquiring whether the agency will approve the super-secret $3,300 Blackberry and was directed to the White House which wouldn't say which device the President has.

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Newber brings call transfers to the iPhone

Newber brings call transfers to the iPhone

Newber is a new iPhone application that allows users to transfer calls to a landline for instances such as the phone dying. This application acts as a second business line for those who really get a lot of use out of their phones.

Using GPS this application can determine the pre-programmed number that you are closest to and transfer the call to that number, or if you would like you may also choose another number from the list.

Coincidentally this application was submitted to Apple back on October 15th with no word on availability or even an approval. If you are interested in trying it out now you can head over toMynewber.com to sign up for a beta test.

Xlink Bluetooth Wireless Gateway

Xlink Bluetooth Wireless Gateway

Xlink allows users to transfer calls from their mobile phone to any phone in the house. This service works with any Bluetooth capable phone. Pair up to any three devices that will also shoot over any caller information straight to the home phone.

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