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Samsung, Bang & Olufsen Announce Serenata Music Phone

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Bang & Olufsen and Samsung made their new Serenata music phone official today, as promised, sporting the distinctive look and sure-to-be ludicrous pricing that B&O is known for. Loaded with 4GB of flash memory, the Serenata has a built-in speaker that's designed to pump out your jams with no headphones necessary. I'd say don't use this on the subway, but anyone who can afford a B&O phone doesn't use public transportation.

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The phone also sports an iPod-esque touch ring for control and a dock for charging and syncing it up with your computer. There's no pricing available yet for the 3G phone, but it won't be cheap. Woz'll probably buy one. [Product Page via Electronista]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

@gary_slamson: I study Industrial design also, and while I'm no design guru, this thing strikes me as an awkward looking gizmo. It looks like a piece of a center console for a car than a phone. I held my phone and iPod upside down to get a feel for the reversed position, and I gotta say I didn't like the way it felt in my hand. I felt as though it would be much easier to accidentally drop my device, since I'm mainly gripping it on the top to have quick thumb access to the controls.