While people have been using their cellphones more and more for snapshots, it’s true that it’s hard to replace all of the capabilities of a dedicated camera with a smartphone. The new Samsung MV800 comes with a few distinguishing features, including a versatile flip screen, which makes it quite handy for taking shots of yourself and others.
I’m not sure if Gene Roddenberry’s estate or Apple’s legal department will be going after the makers of this odd little mobile phone first. The N933 smartphone takes the basic ideas of an iPhone and a traditional flip-phone and mashes them together.
Created by some no-name Chinese manufacturer, the gold-toned N933 looks just like a basic old-school cellphone when closed, but when you flip its lid open, it reveals a 3-inch touchscreen panel, along with an array of apps designed to look like those on an iPhone.
Under the hood, the phone is actually pretty ordinary, with a 320×240 display, and no on-board storage, although you can add up to 2GB of storage with (presumably) an MicroSD card.
The real beauty of portable game systems is that they’re, well, portable. They fit comfortably into a pocket so that you can haul ’em around and play whenever you have a spare moment. Now, the PSP may look slick in all its iterations, but it’s never been the most pocket-friendly apparatus.