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Cellphones

Nokia Classic Phones

Nokia Classic Phones

Nokia’s Classic line-up includes the budget 2700, mid-range 6303 and premium 6700; these are no-frills candybars that eschew new software and touchscreens for style and functionality.

WOOO H001 3D Phone

WOOO H001 3D Phone

The future is here and it’s wearing a tacky yellow blazer: Hitachi’s WOOO H001 phone features a 3D display thanks to stereoscopic tricks; it’s only available through Japan’s KDDI carrier.

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General Mobile DSTL1

General Mobile DSTL1

General Mobile’s DSTL1 cellphone finally makes Android sexy with a design similar to the Touch Diamond; no 3G, but it does sport a 3″ touchscreen, dual sim cards and a 5MP camera.

Concept: Edge Cellphone

Concept: Edge Cellphone

Chris Owens’ Edge cellphone refines the slider concept with a transparent, low-profile glass keypad with LED backlighting; the phone itself is made with a mix of aluminum and ABS plastic.

HTC Touch Cruise

HTC Touch Cruise

HTC’s Touch Cruise is mid-range phone targeted towards globetrekkers; it includes a cradle for in-car GPS navi, a Footprints app for geotagging, a 2.8″ QVGA screen and quad-band GSM.

Fujitsu F-01A Cellphone

Fujitsu F-01A Cellphone

Fujitsu’s F-01A seems destined for some primo beach time; it’ll survive up to 30 minutes underwater and features a 3.2″ touchscreen, 5.2MP camera, GPS and TV tuner.

Motorola Tundra

Motorola Tundra
$250 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

It may not be pretty, but Motorola’s Tundra meets US Military specs for abuse while managing to pack a decent feature set with 3G, SMS, email, 2MP camera, aGPS and microSD slot.

Concept: S-series Phone

Concept: S-series Phone

Impracticalities of a wood case aside, this S-series handset by student Simon Enever is an interesting blend of bamboo, black acrylic and stainless steel; any chance that’s a touchscreen, Simon?

Concept: Freedom 2010

Concept: Freedom 2010

While the tiny numbers may not be ideal for the mainstream users this Freedom 2010 concept phone targets, its “keep it simple, stupid” philosophy features strike a chord with us.

Palm Pre

Palm Pre
~$400  Buy Comment

Palm is back in a big way with the Pre; this multitasking phone features a 3.1″ multitouch screen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3MP camera, wireless charger and webOS platform.

Sony Ericsson C510

Sony Ericsson C510

Sony Ericsson’s C510 cellphone attempts to rope in consumers to their Cyber-shot line; it features a 3.2MP camera with HP Snapfish integration, autofocus, face detection and geotagging.

Motorola SURF A3100

Motorola SURF A3100

With a 2.8″ touchscreen, Wi-Fi, 3G, aGPS, 3MP camera and secondary VGA camera for video calls, Motorola’s SURF A3100 squeezes a lot in; too bad it’s Asia and Latin America only.

Lupa Concept Phone

Lupa Concept Phone

Mac Funamizu over at Petitinvention is well known for his ultra-sleek gadget concepts that often favor form over function; his Lupa phone is part Aura, part iPod and all sexy.

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MotoFocus Concept

MotoFocus Concept

With declining marketshare, Motorola might want to consider Brad Mitchell’s MotoFocus concept; two touchscreens allow for dynamic displays that separate work from play.

Phenom SpecialOps

Phenom SpecialOps
$295  Buy Comment

Not to be upstaged by the LG GD910, the heretofore unknown hipsters at Phenom have dropped the SpecialOps; it sports a 1.3″ touchscreen, external keypad, and camera.

Philips X710 Xenium

Philips X710 Xenium

Clean and unpretentious, Philips’ Russian market X710 Xenium is a simple phone, but two features stand out for business travelers: a generous 1900 mA/h battery and dual SIM slots.

BlackBerry Bold Smart Skin

BlackBerry Bold Smart Skin

Case-mate’s BlackBerry Bold Smart Skin case features a laser-cut cover that lets backlighting through; we also dig the Carbon Fiber texture which is similar to their Vroom case.

LG Video Wristphone

LG Video Wristphone

LG’s GD910 wristphone seems too good to be true; it’s a gadget lover’s dream, with a 1.43″ LCD touchscreen, 3G HSDPA, text to speech, and built-in camera for fielding video calls.

Philips Xenium X620

Philips Xenium X620

Philips’ Xenium X620 seems to be Asia only, but we dig this candybar phone’s sleek, monoblock design; along with music and video playback, it can run an amazing 50 days on standby.

Blackberry Curve 8320

Blackberry Curve 8320
$150 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

Blackberry’s Curve 8320 is now available with AT&T, specifically for use with its Wi-Fi hotspots including Starbucks and Barnes & Nobles; also: QWERTY keypad, bluetooth, 2MP camera.

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Element Liquid Case

Element Liquid Case
$99+  Buy Comment

Element’s customizable Liquid Case for the iPhone is downright sexy, with a transparent polymer base, molded bezel, acrylic flip-lid and a laser-engraved aluminum backplate.

Blackberry 8530i

Blackberry 8530i

The wait is over for push-to-talk fans: BlackBerry’s Curve 8350i is official and will be available to Sprint customers this week, and features Wi-Fi plus Group Connect with up to 20 people.

Motorola i9

Motorola i9

If you’re stuck with an entry level phone, you could do a lot worse than Motorola’s i9; this sleek iDEN handset features a RAZR-esque clamshell design, 3 MP camera, GPS, and Bluetooth.

Intel/MID Design Contest

Intel/MID Design Contest

With 18 entries, Intel’s recent Mobile Internet Device (MID) Design Contest is a treasure trove of concept gadgets; we like Peter Kubik’s unfolding, three-paneled smartphone.

Porsche P’9522

Porsche P’9522
$900  Buy Comment

Similar to the MacBook, Porsche Design’s P’9522 is carved from a block of aluminum; this minimalist phone features a 2.8″ OLED touchscreen, fingerprint reader and quad-band GSM.

Mobiado Pro 105GMT

Mobiado Pro 105GMT

Not content with inlaid ebony hardwood and 24 karat gold, Mobiado’s Pro 105GMT also squeezes in two Swiss timepieces into its case; also included: sapphire crystal buttons.

Android Dev Phone 1

Android Dev Phone 1
$399+$25  Buy Comment

Don’t let the name fool you — the Android Dev Phone 1 is simply a SIM- and hardware-unlocked version of T-Mobile’s G1, available to Android Market devs for a $25 setup fee + $399.

Kogan Agora Cellphone

Kogan Agora Cellphone
$192-$256  Buy Comment

The second phone to run Android, we actually prefer the conventional form factor of Kogan’s Agora; this Australia-only phone features a 2.5″ touchscreen, 3G and a low pricepoint.

Sonim Land Rover S1 Phone

Sonim Land Rover S1 Phone

Made with rugged, scratch-proof Xenoy resin, Sonim’s Land Rover S1 will likely outlast their image-conscious owners; it’s submersible, droppable, and withstands salt, fog and humidity.

Samsung Ego Luxury Phone

Samsung Ego Luxury Phone
~$1,500  Buy Comment

Not to be outdone by Vertu’s ultra-lux phones, Samsung throws their hat into the ring with the Ego; this baby is mostly about the looks, with a Caltech developed “liquidmetal” case.

Motorola ROKR EM35

Motorola ROKR EM35

True to the ROKR line, Motorola’s new EM35 is designed to rock out tunes with a built-in FM radio and dual speakers for stereo sound; it also uses CrystalTalk tech to improve call clarity.

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