Hugh Reinbolt: Opinions and thoughts on emerging and cutting edge trends in technology, digital and social media that inspire me.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Touch - Next Level Smartphones

HTC and T-Mobile have teamed up again to launch the myTouch 3G Fender Smartphone on January 20 2010. The phone is being endorsed by Eric Clapton and handsets will contain music from the musician (such as Layla, My Father’s Eyes, Rock ‘N’ Roll Heart and Wonderful Tonight) as well as content from Avril Lavigne, Brad Paisley and Wyclef Jean. What's great about this phone is how it looks:







The phone has been designed to imitate the Fender - "it's not just a guitar, it's a collector's item". With the rise of cutting-edge smartphones, manufacturers are going to have to keep coming up with unique ideas like this to push the boundaries of the market.

In other news, rumours are circulating about the 4th Generation I-Phone, which could have the following features:

  • dual-core processor
  • improved graphics chip
  • removable battery
  • ront-facing camera
  • higher-performance main camera



This could be released June 2010. Read up here.


In the shadow of the Google Nexus One and Dell Mini 3 (Dell gone mobile??) comes the Lenovo Lephone, which could be the nicest looking mobile phone in the history of mobile phones. This beast has the following features:


  • centrally-positioned D-pad
  • high-polish chrome finish
  • 3.7-inch 480 x 800 touchscreen with a touch-control panel underneath

The Lephone is due to be released in China during the first half of 2010 with no news about the rest of the world ... 

Here it is, be amazed:
























We want one, really badly. As always, read up here. It seems 2010 is the year when mobile technology and aesthetics are taken to the next level.


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