mobile phone

  • CEATEC 2008: KDDI's super-futuristic cell phone protoypes (photo gallery)

    KDDI au is not only Japan’s second biggest cell phone carrier but also famous for its KDDI Design Project. And while their exhibition in the KDDI Design Studio in Tokyo was disappointing, the company made a strong showing at this year’s CEATEC. See the coolest cell phone designs below. KDDI has been running this design project for years now and actually started mass-producing… Read More

  • CEATEC 2008: NTT Docomo's next-generation cell phone prototypes (photo gallery)

    Japan’s biggest cell phone carrier NTT Docomo had one of the coolest booths at this year’s CEATEC (which ended last Saturday), showcasing a lot of spectacular new stuff. These are their cell phone concepts, some of which even might make it to the mass market one day. Watch a video of their microprojector cell-phone hybrid here and a see this post for more information on their… Read More

  • CEATEC 2008: Docomo's (awesome) detachable cell phone up and close (2 videos)

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    At this year’s CEATEC, Little Seiko, the kindergarten girl robot, is the unbeatable fan favorite, but NTT Docomo‘s (Japan’s biggest telecommunications company) detachable handset is surely one of the top 5 products of the exhibition. A lot of attendees queued 35 minutes to try the Fujitsu cell phone out themselves, including me. And let me… Read More

  • CEATEC 2008: Toshiba plans to sell fuel cell/lithium-ion battery-powered mobile phone by next March

    I am not sure if this is a good idea or not but Toshiba announced at CEATEC 2008 it will soon start incorporating fuel cells in a number of its products, i.e. digital cameras and notebooks. The company currently presents a hybrid prototype of the W55T [JP], a cell phone that is powered by a methanol fuel cell (cartridge capacity: 50ml) charging a secondary lithium-ion battery. The phone, which… Read More

  • Best Buy reveals launch date for BlackBerry Bold


    After the Android announcement, I think I’m back to the “eh” mentality as far as the BBB goes. I’ll still get one, but the enthusiasm I once had for the RIM device has slowly diminished to nothing more than a “I guess it’s still cool even though it’s launched in India and Japan, but it’s nowhere to be seen in the US” sort of deal. Read More

  • Sharp builds the world's first mobile phone with built-in car key

    Nissan‘s proprietary “Intelligent Key” technology will soon be built into a mobile phone, which is produced by Sharp and, at this point, unfortunately Japan-only. The Japanese car company’s key system is already used in over 950,000 vehicles but now, drivers can wirelessly enter, exit and start their Nissans with the (yet to be named) Sharp phone. Reportedly, the device… Read More

  • HTC Touch HD uncovered


    No clue where this one came from, but posters at Modaco received images of the Windows Mobile 6.1 device. No word on price or carrier, but I’d say it’s coming to T-Mobile. Or it could be AT&T. The Touch HD rocks a 5-megapixel camera, microSD slot, stylus, GPS, WVGA screen and is said to be coming in time for the holidays.
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  • Review: Sprint KATANA Eclipse by Sanyo


    Also making its way into CG HQ is the Sprint Katana Eclipse from Sanyo. This too is a simple, yet effective flip phone. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s the tiny details that make this particular device stand out from the crowd. Said tiny details are the two light bars on the front flap that can be customized for contacts, messages, phone calls, etc. in one of 40 different variations… Read More

  • Review: Sprint MOTORAZR VE20 from Motorola


    Landing in the CG office is the latest flip phone from Motorola to hit Sprint, the Motorazr VE20. My first reaction to the VE20 is that it’s very thick, but that’s in comparison to the original RAZR line. The VE20 may be fatter, but it certainly has more features. The VE20 is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera capable of video recording. The camera loads up rather quickly once… Read More

  • Seiko Epson presents direct-view 3D-display for mobile phones

    Seiko Epson developed a display for mobile phones which makes it possible for users to view 3D images without having to wear 3D glasses. The 2.57-inch prototype features a pixel count of 1024×768 (XGA). The company claims their direct-view displays will deliver 3D images in high quality due to their high pixel count. Seiko Epson uses lenticular lenses to create the 3D effect, arrays of… Read More