You know Grid Systems' Grid Compass 1101 laptop, right? You should. The laptop you're using, the laptop you own, and the laptop you want all imitate its design. Why? The Grid Compass, from April, 1982, was the first clamshell laptop ever created.
It's got the potential to go down in history as the ugliest BlackBerry ever, but at least the photo quality is decent enough for us to make out a QWERTY keyboard and curved, almost pebble-esque design.
My, how the quality of life would improve if all leaked photos were of this quality. And plentiful! Motorola's 3D "Ming" clamshell is looking very near completion, but the girth looks...challenging.
Wrap rage—one minute your trying to open a new gadget and the next someone is in the ER with a pair of scissors in their chest. I've seen it countless times. ZipIt can help.
As someone who's ended up on the wrong end of clamshell packaging, I welcome all news about manufacturers that abandon the practice. Sony did just that this week (but the video still needs work).
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"…
A new Motorola clamshell, the Rokr U9 has had pics and specs leaked online. And what do we think? Well, smoked mirror effects and ergo-pebble-cum-designer sex toy do not a zexy phone make. See for yourselves in the gallery, then ogle at the specs below.
Clamshells make up 79% of the US market for cellphones, so it's no surprise that Helio is introducing one to its lineup starting today. Here's the unboxing, with Sizemodo to come.
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…
Philips drops another handset in their Xenium 9@9 cellphone line for those people who never remember to charge their phones. Instead of a candybar form factor, however, this Xenium 9x9 is a clamshell with a brushed metal finish and a 262K OLED display, but still has the ability to last up to 30 days on standby.
That man, the myth, the legend, Ben Heck, is at it again. Now he managed to cram the Atari 2600 into a somewhat small, handheld, portable device. Heck went a little old-school with this mod. It may be a little bulky, buy how else can you enjoy some Pitfall anywhere in the world. He also made ran a little Thurderdome…
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…