Prada and LG To Launch New Phone Together
Dec 12, 2006, 1:32 PM by (staff)
LG today announced that it will launch a new high-end fashion phone together with Prada early next year. The fashion house and phone manufacturer have worked to create a new phone from the ground up instead of re-badging an existing model. The new phone will feature an "advanced touch interface which eliminates the conventional keypad." Because of LG's success with the Chocolate, this most likely means the phone will have a capacitive keypad like the Sony Ericsson W950. Prada also worked with LG to design new software, user interface, ringtones and packaging for the phone. It will launch in Europe early next year, indicating the phone will be a GSM device.
Turing Phone to Offer Secure Communications in Liquidmetal Body
Turing Robotic Industries today announced the Turing Phone, a handset that focuses on providing secure communications while wrapped in a futuristic design. Turing says the device is molded from Liquidmorphium, what it describes as "an amorphous alloy of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel, and silver that provides greater tensile strength than either titanium or steel." The materials protect the phone from screen breaks or other damage that might be caused by shocks.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Approved by FCC
The FCC today approved a new high-end Samsung phone that is almost certainly the company's forthcoming Note 8 flagship phone. If Samsung chooses a new branding for its Note series, this phone will be the spiritual successor to the ill-fated Note7.
Xiaomi Mi 5 Adds Fingerprint Scanner
Xiaomi today announced the Mi 5 during the Mobile World Congress trade show. The company's new flagship phone is a more refined product, featuring a metal frame, glass front, and ceramic rear panel.
Essential Moves Closer to Phone Debut, But Still No Date
Essential Products says it will reveal the launch date of its PH-1 smartphone within one week, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company first said the phone would launch within 30 days of its initial debut, which took place back in May.
The Devil DialsPrada out in Summer 2007