Made-In-China Handset Turns iPhone Into a Clamshell

We've seen our fair share of phony iPhones » 11/26/08 10:15pm 11/26/08 10:15pm here before, but this is the first time I've seen a company take a more ingenious approach to copycatting and, I dare say, I wouldn't mind if the iPhone took a page out of this guy's book one day. I introduce you to the iPhone Flip. The phone measures 105 x 53 x 17mm, and…

Sony, Microsoft, and Best Buy Join in the Fight Against Tough Packaging: Clamshell's Days are Numbered

Electronics manufacturers are finally coming together for a cause I think we can all support: getting rid of the impossible-to-open, finger-slicing, dangerous-sharp-tool-requiring plastic prisons for our gadgets known as the clamshell package. Amazon started the struggle » 11/15/08 2:15pm 11/15/08 2:15pm, and Sony, Microsoft, and Best Buy are jumping…

Samsung Saga and Renown for Verizon Available Online, In Stores Dec. 1

Just like we thought » 11/15/08 9:00am 11/15/08 9:00am, Samsung's i770 Saga QWERTY phone and clamshell world phone Renown are available online. The Saga is for sale as of yesterday, going for $200 after a $70 mail-in rebate and with a 2-year contract, and the Renown will go live on November 19th for $180 after a $50 MIR with the 2-year lock-in. The…

Amazon Promises Frustration-Free Packaging: Dentists, Scissor-Makers Dismayed

I'm 100% » 11/03/08 9:30am 11/03/08 9:30am certain I'm not alone when I say I hate gadget packaging—specifically the armored transparent stuff that they clamshell-wrap electronic gizmos in nowadays. But an unexpected guardian angel has arrived to ease our packing woes: Amazon has just launched its "Frustration-Free Packaging" initiative. I think they…

BlackBerry 8210 and 8820 Flip Phones Leaked by Web Retailer

A tiny mistake by online retailer Expansys » 8/20/08 10:15am 8/20/08 10:15am has revealed two new quad-band BlackBerry clamshell phones. Some info on the has surfaced before, but the 8210 seems new. The phones are apparently very similar, with both having a 2.6-inch internal 240x 320 pixel screen, a small 160 x 128 external screen, and clamshell…

Apple iPhone 2.0 Patent Shows Dual-Touchscreen Flipphone

It's rare that Apple's patents actually show the exact form factors of devices they have in development, but this "dual sided trackpad" patent for a phone seems to definitely show that they've got some flipphone version coming up. The patent itself outlines a phone that has two multitouch sensors, both on the "bottom"… » 3/17/08 12:45pm 3/17/08 12:45pm

Fresh Photos and Video: Motorola LAZR, If That is Your Real Name

Bengal boy loves to take photos of his scoops in exotic locals, next to cherry red Dodge Vipers, and gigantic Euro-models. So cheesy, but we excuse him because his scoops are damn good. Here the latest Moto clamshell, the LAZR — if that is your real name. Aside from the 2-inch screen, and Linux OS, no other info is… » 3/26/07 12:43am 3/26/07 12:43am

Nokia 6085 Announced—Just Another Basic Ass Clamshell

At least it looks kind of cool. The Nokia 6085 is another clamshell phone to be released by Nokia. It includes a camera, Bluetooth and all of the other standard cellphone features. There are a couple diddys that make this phone stand out in the crowd, those being an FM radio player and a Macromedia Flash Player. This… » 9/18/06 11:38am 9/18/06 11:38am