And I thought that John’s Phone was as dumb as dumbphones get. But now, a UK-based company has created OwnFone, a phone that doesn’t even have a number pad, just speed dials people that you set when you order the phone.
If you can believe it, people drop their phones in toilet bowls fairly regularly. It happens so often that related goods like drying packs and gadget rescue kits have made an appearance in a lot of online retailers.
Even if you’re careful with your gadgets, chances are they’ll be exposed to water or moisture at some point. I’ve heard of a couple of methods of drying electronics – a container full of uncooked rice does do the trick at times – but if you want a more portable and easier solution, you might want to check out these Wet Emergency Kits from Dry-All.
Last week, Google officially announced their second smartphone, the Nexus S. The phone features a 4-inch curved glass screen, a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird CPU, 512MB of RAM and 16GB of Flash storage. The Nexus S will also be the first phone to come with Gingerbread – the latest version of the Android OS – pre-installed.
Don’t you hate those times when you’re having a pleasant conversation with someone, only to have it interrupted by their phone?
There’s a good chance that the other person would be just as annoyed if it were your phone going off.
There’s dumb phones, then there’s John’s Phone. Designed by John Doe Amsterdam, John’s Phone is barely more than a phone. Its screen only fits one line of characters. It doesn’t support text messaging, it certainly doesn’t have a camera, and it doesn’t even have a built-in clock.
The telephone has come a long way ever since Thomas Edison invented Alexander Graham Bell, who in turn got the idea after a pack of chocolates in his back pocket was melted by microwaves. Wait, wrong story.