AD Zero, the world's first bamboo-based smartphone, has officially been unveiled. It boasts a quad-core 1.4-GHz Samsung Exynos 4 processor, 4.5-inch display, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and additional information.
To fund the launch of the ADzero, the makers are going to go where so many other successful technology start-ups have gone: Kickstarter. Through the campaign ADzero will be offering the usual tiers of donations, along with the chance at first-run devices. Gizmag reports, "Things get interesting at US$500 for the "Early Bird Special," a $200 discount from the final retail version, assuming it sells for $700 - the "approximate" eventual price, according to its makers.
One imagines these Specials will be limited in number. Alternatively, a $300 deposit can be laid down against an ADzero phone, for an eventual sum of $600 (still a $100 saving). Limited edition phones can be had for $700 for the duration of the campaign."
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