The world's 10 most ridiculously expensive mobile phones
They've got the yacht, they've got the sports car, they've got the cryogenic freezing chamber and even a secret moon base. When money is not an option, what do you grab the billionaire who has it all? A swarovski…
World's most expensive iPad a gold-plated steal at £130,000
I personally cannot afford a regular iPad which, at £429 for the cheapest model in the UK, is noticeably more expensive here than in the US. However, if you're the super-rich show-off type, you can start salivating over this £130,000…
$19,999 for a diamond-encrusted Apple iPad
You may think yourself part of a pretty exclusive club of early-adopters if you were one of the lucky 120,000-odd who scooped up an iPad pre-order over the weekend. But nothing reeks of exclusivity like diamond-encrusted tech, or a diamond…
World's most expensive phone revealed; £1.92 million price tag
Nearly everyone's got an iPhone these days, so it was only a matter of time before someone with more money than sense commissioned a luxury iPod like this to distinguish them from the great unwashed.
MWC 2009: HTC shows off Touch Pro 2 and Touch Diamond 2
This is the HTC Touch Pro 2, newly announced by HTC in Barcelona. HTC claims that it delivers “the most powerful productivity experience available on a mobile phone”, and who are we to argue? Let’s talk specs.
The phone has a 3.6″ touchscreen at WVGA resolution, Windows Mobile 6.1, 512MB of memory (but with a microSD card slot), HSDPA, GPS, Bluetooth, a 3.2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, FM radio and a five-row QWERTY keyboard. Phew.
Conspicuously missing when compared to rival phones are a 3.5mm headphone jack, decent operating system (Android, Android, Android), 5-megapixel camera and more internal memory. When put against the N97, this phone doesn’t really stand up too well.
Then there’s the Touch Diamond 2. It’s rather similar to the Touch Pro 2, but doesn’t have the QWERTY keyboard and has a slightly smaller touchscreen at 3.2″. It does have a slightly nicer 5-megapixel camera, though.
Other than that it’s mostly identical. Same WVGA resolution, Windows Mobile 6.1, 512MB of memory (with microSD card slot), HSDPA, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and FM radio. Still no 3.5mm headphone jack.
Both are arriving this year, with the Diamond “Touch”-ing (sorry) down in Q2 and the Pro showing up in early summer. No pricing info yet. Personally speaking, I’d rather plump for the QWERTY over the 5-megapixel camera. How about you? Which is your favourite of the two? Let us know in the comments.
Samsung issue specs for the Q1 "Diamond" and U4 "Litmus" MP3 players
IFA 2008: Samsung YP-Q1 Diamond MP3 player
In the same vein as the Creative Zen Mosaic, the Nokia Prism, the and the Reading Hexagon, Samsung has decided to release another shape-based gadget in the quadratic form of the Samsung YP-Q1 MP3 player…
Star Trek Command Chair – Get your little clipboard and come sit on my lap, Uhura
No one understands your needs like Diamond Select Toys understands your needs – which is why the sci-fi toy and replica company has started making some of these. For you. For you to sit on and dream. For us all to sit on and dream. A realistic Star Trek Command Chair.
Based on the original Kirk-housing 1960s Trek captain’s chair, the new model makes sounds. The correct sounds. It even has lights and sampled dialogue. All you need to provide for 100% Trek authenticity is a ruffled quiff, slightly torn uniform and your girlfriend covered in green paint.
The realistically-proportioned Command Chair will go on sale in 2009. You might want to email the…
Price of unsubsidised iPhone 3G in Italy to be a low 499€, or £394
Up until now, we’ve had no clue as to how much an unsubsidised iPhone 3G will set back the countries lucky enough to buy an iPhone out-of-contract.
Vodafone Italy has confirmed that the price for the 8GB iPhone will be 499€, and the 16GB model will be 569€, converting to roughly £394 and £450. Considering the phone has 3G data speeds, I’d say…
HTC Diamond Vs. Apple iPhone – the ultimate specs comparison
The Touch Diamond handset was announced on Tuesday by HTC, and as expected, every blog and newspaper is calling it the first real ‘iPhone killer’. And here was me thinking we’d expired that term!
Obviously, the Diamond and iPhone have some similarities (even hired similar hand-models!), but the main difference which is dividing everyone’s affections boils down to the original format wars – Mac vs. PC. Want a concise break-down of the pros and cons of each mobile? Whoomp, there it is – below the jump…