This is the new IcePhone, or rather a micro notebook, as dubbed by the manufacturer. The root Ice stands for In Case of Emergency, which means the device is definitely not targeted at the fashion-addicted market segment.
The IcePhone comes with three independent panels, which include a 3" touchscreen display, a full QWERTY keyboard, a mouse pad and game console controls. All this makes it look huge when opened.
Anyway, it will soon be released in Thailand, and is expected to arrive in the UK by April 2009. The price is unknown, but it won't cost more than $1,000.
Features of the IcePhone include:
- Dual SIM card slot;
- GSM Quadband 850/900/1800/1900, GPRS/EDGE connectivity;
- 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, UMTS 2100 connectivity;
- Freescale iMX31 532MHz processor;
- 3" 240×400 resolution 65K color transflective TFT touchscreen;
- Windows Mobile 6.0 Pro OS;
- 3.1Mpix camera with autofocus and LED flash;
- Built-in GPS;
- Wi-Fi b/g connectivity