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Category Archives: cellphones

Fujitsu and NTT DoCoMo’s Separate Keitai: splits-into-two cell phone

At CEATEC Japan 2008, Fujitsu and DoCoMo showed off their “Separate Ketai” cell phone concept that literally splits into two pieces. Specifically, the display screen and the keyboard are detachable to allow the user to use the phone as they see fit. Want to use the phone as a flip-phone? Go ahead. Want a slider? Sure. How about a game pad? No problem. The secret is that the two pieces are both touchscreen, except one is responsible for displaying the information, while the other acts as the input device. They are also magnetically connected, so you can easily pull apart or put back together.

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Samsung’s rugged B2700 cell phone

Don’t you just hate it when you accidentally drop your shiny new cell phone? All the dents and scratches on your expensive new gadget. Yikes! Well, you wouldn’t have to worry about that if you buy the Samsung B2700 cell phone. Sure the thing is ugly as sin, but hey, at least you can chuck it at your wall with no reservations. Video after the jump.

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Mokia 8015: phone + coffee

Here’s a wacky idea from designer Francesco Lerro. Called the Mokia 8015, the concept phone forgos the fancy high-megapixel-count camera, the touchscreen display, and all of the fancy wizardry for an…espresso machine? Yup, Lerro is such a self-proclaimed ‘espresso junkie’ that he had to design a cellphone that not only lets you be a chatterbox, but also provides you your morning caffeine fix. It even has a Bluetooth headset that doubles as your espresso stirrer.

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Silver Wolf: Full Metal Rubber Band Gun

Man! Remember back in the day when we were young and fired rubber bands using our fingers? Ah, the good old day’s. The kids nowadays get the fancy and cool toys like the Metal Rubber Band Gun pictured above. Just as its name implies, the gun is fully metal and holds about 12 rubber bands. It also has a safety, flashlight, and a laser sight. Freaking cool! It even seems accurate! Video after the jump.

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Samsung Pixon M8800

The Samsung Pixon M8800 (aka Bresson) isn’t exactly a smartphone. At first glance, you might think its 3.2-inch (240 x 400 pixels) touchscreen display is the highlight of the phone. But, you’d be wrong. The main attraction of the 13.8 mm thin Pixon M8800 is its 8 megapixel camera. The images taken by the phone is said to rival those taken by a digital camera, which is great for the on-the-go snappers. The camera supports video recording at WVGA (720 x 480 pixels) at 30 FPS, VGA (640 x 480 pixels) at 30 FPS, and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) at 120 FPS. The camera also has 16x zoom with dual power LED flash and face detection. Video demo and full specs after the jump.

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HTC S740

HTC’s slender S740 is a Windows Mobile 6.1 powered smartphone, that unfortunately, does not come with any sort of touch-sensitive user interface. Some might find the lack of a touchscreen a relief, while others might feel left out from the iPhone crowd. Regardless, inside its piano black finish the HTC S740 comes packed with slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 2.4-inch TFT QVGA LCD, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, 3.2 mega pixel camera with video recorder, GPS, Bluetooth, and a microSD slot. Another downside for the United States is that the HTC S740 is more for the European market. It’s a quad-band GSM and dual-band 900/2100 MHz UMTS/HSDPA 7.2 Mbps phone. Therefore, its only EDGE and Wi-Fi here in the U.S. Gallery and full specs after the jump.

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