Monthly Archives: April 2008

First Look- zzzPhone

Here is something that is completely new for us here at TeenTechBlog, a first look and “hands on” review of a product. The device we have here is a whole new cell phone concept out of China called the zzzPhone. What the zzzPhone does that separates it from all the other cell phones from manufacturers like LG, Motorola, Samsung, and Apple , is that the zzzPhone allows for the buyer to choose the features the buyer would like in their cell phone. An example of some of the features available to be customized are the camera (standard is 2 megapixels, but could go up to 5 or 7, and there is also an option to get rid of the camera all together and save $11). There are also many other features to choose from and we will be getting to them in the coming days with a review of this model and the smartphone Windows Mobile version (also touchscreen with a 2 megapixel camera, but also ships with the latest and greatest version of Windows Mobile… 6.1!). In the meantime here are a few pictures of both phones with more coming with the review and interview with a fellow teenager Jesse Nowlin who just so happens to be working in this company (and also hooked us up with the phones).

Click on the more link for some pictures- smartphone is the one with the full keyboard.

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Future of Cell Phone Shopping?

ATT and Microsoft have released today in a few select ATT stores a whole new way to shop for a cell phone. This new way is through a Microsoft product called Microsoft Surface. What it basically is, is a huge multi-touchscreen table computer, that in this case, would make your shopping for a new cell phone easier (seeing features of a phone, comparing multiple phones, shopping for accessories, etc.). Right now it is only released in 5 ATT stores in New York (2 stores), San Antonio, Atlanta, and San Fransisco (though more will be in other ATT stores soon). If you want some more info including store locations (for those of you who want to see this in person and/or are getting a new phone), photos of the new giant computer table in action, or video of that giant computer table in action see some of the links below. (Also by the way if your thinking that you want to get one of these as your next computer you may wanna start saving up for 2 reasons: 1. This will cost a whole lot of $$$ when it is released to the general public, and 2. It wont be released to the general public till 2011- or so they say).

Links:

Video courtesy of Gizmodo.com- Here

Store Info courtesy of Boygeniusreport.com- Here

Photos (including one above) courtesy of Engadget.com- Here

Top 5 Cell Phones- T-Mobile

Here are the top 5 regular cell phones to get if your getting a new cell phone for T-Mobile, in the “free with contract” to $250 price range. Ratings provided from the Editor reviews at www.cnet.com . Pricing information is provided from the T-Mobile website www.tmobile.com.

1. Nokia Xpress: Music 5300. The Nokia Xpress: Music 5300 is a nice slider phone with some nice features. Those features include 1.3 megapixel Camera with ability to record video, available in multiple colors, Mp3 Player with external rubber controls, and a memory card slot. Another great thing about this phone is its price. It’s price as listed on T-Mobile.com is only $29..99 with a 2 year contract.

The Xpress 5300 is $29.99 for both of the available colors (black and lilac- think purpleish) with a 2 year contract, received an 8.3 out of 10 rating from the editors at Cnet.com.

Nokia Xpress: Music 5300 (in black)

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