For those who don’t know, Motorola’s RAZR V3, first released in Q3 2004, combined a number of design choices that set the device apart from the competition. It had the thinnest profile at the time on a clamshell phone, sported an electro-luminescent keypad made from a single metal wafer, and utilized an industry standard mini USB port for data transfer, battery charging as well as headphones, all in a sleek aluminum body. The handset was so popular that it sold 130-million units during its lifespan, making it the best selling clamshell phone to date. This V4 concept follows up, but with a foldable OLED display that expands to full-size as needed. Continue reading for a bonus video, more pictures and information.
Light Phone 2 builds upon its predecessor and adds a matte e-ink display, 4G LTE connectivity, its very own proprietary operating system, and physical keys on the side to navigate menu options. Feature wise, you get text messaging, and in the future, basic maps, music, as ride sharing apps, like Uber. Continue reading for another video and more information.
HMD Global is bringing back the infamous Nokia 8110, as made famous by “The Matrix” film, and it has retained its banana-inspired form factor. Priced at $97, this slider phone features 4G LTE connectivity, a Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a 2-megapixel rear camera at the rear. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.
Here’s a first look at the Samsung Galaxy S9 in a trailer that the company accidentally released ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The handset features a 5.8-inch QHD+ Infinity Display that runs to the edges of the phone, curved at the edges, a 12MP dual-aperture sensor camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 3,000mAh battery. Continue reading for another video comparing it to the iPhone X and more information.
Resembling more of a museum artifact than something you make calls with, the Alo Phone breaks away from standard cell phone designs and ditches the display for an entirely voice activated user interface. The body is made from a gelatinous material wrapped around an aluminum unibody chassis, and yes, it does have a camera, but unfortunately (or fortunately), is used only to turn voice accurately into text. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a $14,000 gold bar versus a 60,000 psi waterjet.
The Long CZ J8 is touted as the “world’s smallest 3-in-1 mobile phone,” but to be honest, it looks like any other miniature handset that was designed more for novelty than function. As you have probably guessed, this is no smartphone, and only includes the most basic of features, such as a 300mAh battery good for 96-hours of standby time and 5-hours of calling. That’s not all, when you’re not using it for calls, it doubles as a Bluetooth headset, complete with ear hook. Get one here now. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the world’s largest Starbucks.
Sure, it may not be practical, but the Zanco Tiny T1 is touted as the world’s smallest functional cell phone, measuring in at just 47mm x 21mm x 12 mm. Priced at $40, the 13g device operates on a 2G network and has a battery good for 3 days of standby time and 180 minutes of talk time. “The creation of the Zanco Tiny T1 was motivated purely by the challenge of whether or not it was possible to create a phone so small,” said Robert Lattibeaudiere, operations manager at creators Clubit New Media. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Modular smartphone concepts have come and gone, but it’s only a matter of time before one of the major technology companies unveils one that actually hits production. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Modular could be one of them. Featuring dual rear cameras capable of shooting 1000fps slow-motion video, a rear fingerprint scanner, and magnetic pins that enable users to add additional modules (camera lenses, secondary display, etc.). Continue reading for more pictures and information.
HMD Global bought back the classic Nokia 3310, complete with its retro-style candy bar design, but now, it has gotten a modern update. Thanks to 3G connectivity, the handset can now be used in the US on GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, all for the low price of $81. Expect approximately 6.5-hours of continuous use with 3G, down from 22-hours on the 2G model, but a worthy compromise. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.
For those who don’t know, the Motorola V360 from 2005 was one of the first mobile phones with microSD/TransFlash slot, with maximum capacity of 512MB. Industrial designer Michael Muleba decided to give this handset a complete refresh, complete with a curved super AMOLED display and dual 12MP rear cameras. A secondary display on the back can be used to display time and other notifications. Continue reading for more pictures and information.