We spend most of our time searching for the ultimate convergence devices and I truly believe that I’ve found the one to beat. It’s the Pomegranate NS08 from Nova Scotia, of all places. The millimeters-thin touchscreen phone handles voice, web browsing, and e-mail with ease but also tackles tough tasks that no phone to date has attempted.
After checking your e-mail in the morning, the Pomegranate can brew coffee by using special single-serve coffee pods. There are currently four flavors available (Hazelnut, Columbian, French Vanilla, and Sumatran), which is a nice start.
Once you’ve gotten your first cup of coffee in your system, the NS08 features an electric razor for trimming on the go. It’s suitable for stubborn leg hair, too, so ladies and competitive swimmers take notice.
For entertainment, the phone features a high-definition projector for movies and the thing will even turn into a harmonica: “You can play along with preset beats or go freestyle. No other phone in the world plays like the Pomegranate,” according to the NS08 website.
The only areas where the Pomegranate seems to fall short would be that the keyboard looks like it’d be almost impossible to use if you have big fingers and that the phone isn’t real. It’s just a shill for Nova Scotia tourism, the idea that “Someday you’ll be able to get everything you want in one device” but “Today you can get everything you want in one place” – well played, Nova Scotia. Well played indeed.