Sharp AQUOS Phone The Hybrid 007SH: High-end 3D Android, meet clamshell

Clamshell phone designs are usually the reserve of budget feature phones, but Sharp have something very different planned for their flip-friendly AQUOS Phone The Hybrid 007SH. It's sporting Android version 2.3, as well as a host of impressive, high end…

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Gerald LynchSharp AQUOS Phone The Hybrid 007SH: High-end 3D Android, meet clamshell

BlackBerry 9670 Clamshell spotted, running BlackBerry 6 OS

It may not be the first BlackBerry clamshell phone (that somewhat dubious title goes to the Kickstart), but the BlackBerry 9670 does have one ace up its sleeve; the BlackBerry 6 OS. As well as the spruced up OS, these…

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Gerald LynchBlackBerry 9670 Clamshell spotted, running BlackBerry 6 OS

Finally, Nokia also presents…the 3710 fold

On a busy day for the Scandinavian phone giant, the announcement of the 3710 fold might just go a bit unnoticed.

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That could well be a blessing in disguise as this phone looks like a phone from around 2001. It’s a budget option though (around €140) so I probably shouldn’t be too harsh.

It looks as if this one is being aimed at kids – it’s available in white, pink and black. The 3.2-megapixel camera, stereo music player and FM radio should keep them entertained and they do all of the file swapping they like with the built in Bluetooth.

It does also have 3G and is built on Symbian S40 so access to the web is also possible although surfing won’t really be much fun on a 2.2-inch QVGA screen.

I was never really a fan of clamshell phones first time around and I can’t see this model instigating a comeback.

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Paul LamkinFinally, Nokia also presents…the 3710 fold

More pictures of the clamshell BlackBerry KickStart revealed

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Boy Genius may’ve revealed the BlackBerry KickStart to the world earlier in the month, however CrackBerry.com has brought us more news (and pictures!) of the clamshell smartphone.

They’ve also detailed the experience of using the first flip BlackBerry, saying it “will be like all Flip phones” when using the calling-function, so when a call comes through simply flipping the phone will connect you, and closing the flip will cancel the call. As you can see from the picture above, there’s an external…

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Katherine HannafordMore pictures of the clamshell BlackBerry KickStart revealed

Apple patent points to clamshell iPhone

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Unlike most established mobile phone manufacturers, Apple has so far released just one handset design. The iPhone is a large candybar — a sleek, shiny, touchy-feely one, granted, but still a candybar.

However, a recent patent suggests that Apple may be considering a clamshell iPhone, looking and behaving like a cross between the current iPhone, a clamshell phone, and a Nintendo DS…

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Andy MerrettApple patent points to clamshell iPhone