SHINY VIDEO REVIEW: BlackBerry Flip 8220

Here’s Susi’s take on the BlackBerry Flip. On the one hand, it has Wi-Fi and 3.5mm headphone jack. On the other, however, it has just a 2 megapixel camera. Oh, and it’s a flip phone. Which was cool sometime around 1998. For more details, check out Susi’s video above.

BlackBerry Flip

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IcePhone – concept mobile with triple-flip


This is pinteresting- a concept mobile phone from a company called “The Medical Phone Ltd”. It’s a triple-flip device complete with touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, and a third ‘function panel’. It runs Windows Mobile and features GPS, A 3.1 megapixel camera, and Wi-Fi. It runs Windows Mobile 6.0, and features ‘ctrl-alt-delete’ functionality, appararently, which seems a rather strange feature to highlight.

The IcePhone began life as a medical/survival device, and it still retains some of that functionality. There’s one-button access to call 999, your nearest hospital and your doctor simultaneously. It’ll be available in Thailand ‘soon’, but they reckon they’ll have it out in the UK before May next year. The bad news? It’ll be retailing at £670 or so. Pricy.

IcePhone (via BGR)

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LG KF300 launches on Orange


Up there is the LG KF300, which is launching today on Orange. It’s a flip phone, but it’s only 16.2 mm thick, which I’m sure you’ll agree is rather on the anorexic side. It’s got an extra-large keypad, and dedicated hotkeys for features like the phonebook, message inbox, calendar and alarm clock.

Specs-wise, there’s a paltry 14MB of internal memory, but support for upto 2GB of microSD card-age. It also has a 2 megapixel camera, 2.2″ screen, stereo Bluetooth, and FM radio. It’ll play MP3s, like just about every phone ever, but there’s no sign of a 3.5″ headphone jack.

This phone won’t win any awards for its features, but it’s a reasonably attractive flip phone at a budget price point. It’s available now, for free on a £15 a month, two year contract. If you want it, go see Orange. They’ve got it.

Orange UK

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More pictures of the clamshell BlackBerry KickStart revealed


Boy Genius may’ve revealed the BlackBerry KickStart to the world earlier in the month, however 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…

Toast One flip toaster *may* be a prototype for now, but let's petition the designer into production…


There’s something about toaster prototypes which makes my heart flutter wildly. This ‘Toast One’ concept doesn’t fail in making me all excited at perfectly-browned carbs slathered in Marmite.

The designer behind this prototype must have a problem with burnt fingers, as instead of endangering your mini-limbs poking them down the crevices in search of your bread, you can simply flip the whole unit over…