Vitamins, a design studio based in London, envisioned a concept packaging that would make learning the features of a phone easy no matter what level your technical aptitude is.
The inspiration stemmed from creating a device that anyone could use. The team at Vitamins realised that instead of developing a basic phone, the solution to developing a phone that everyone could use lie in the product packaging itself. The design team thought that perhaps existing phones don’t need to be changed but rather the way we learn how to use the phones needed a rethink. Based on that idea, Vitamins created this concept product packaging.
The concept product packaging is definitely a refreshing shift from the mundane boxes we get when we purchase smartphones nowadays but we can’t imagine how much such wonderfully designed packaging would add to the cost of the device. Also, consider the amount of material used to make the packaging. It surely is not going to win an eco awards with the amount of paper used.
Still, the design is innovative and actually the problems of costs and material efficiency can be overcome with some clever ingenuity. Such a packaging design is certainly not impossible.
Android smart phones are getting bigger and LG seems to be catching up with their upcoming LG Optimus Vu which features a 5″ display that’s rather different. While most Android smart phone displays are 16:9 aspect ratio, the LG Optimus Vu 5″ screen has an aspect ratio of 4:3 and supports a resolution of 1024×768. This makes the screen more square rather than the usual long rectangular shape. On LG’s blog, the direct translation read “the human hand can be seen in the perfect aspect ratio”. Well, we will only find out if this is practical with a hands-on.
Design wise, it looks like a Prada 3.0 with its slim profile with rounded edges and circular design. Internally, it is said to be running on 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm WPQ8060 processor, 1GB of RAM with 8GB of internal storage. At the back, there’s a 8MP camera. The Optimus Vu is expected to be revealed at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2012 which is happening at the end of this month.
Head after the break for the teaser video.
After its earlier teaser, DiGi has finally offered its pre-booking for the Nokia Lumia 800. The Nokia Lumia 800 is priced at RM1,650 outright and is offered as low as RM1,099 on DG Smart Plan. Bundled pricing as follows:
DG Smart Plan 48 (12 months) – RM1,449
DG Smart Plan 48 (24 months) – RM1,299
DG Smart Plan 68 (12 months) – RM1,349
DG Smart Plan 68 (24 months) – RM1,099
Currently only the Black version is available for pre-order and it takes about 3 days for delivery.
For more info, head over to DiGi’s Online Store.
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Nokia has announced its global roll out of the latest Symbian Belle update for Nokia X7, N8, C6-01, C7, E7, E6 and Nokia Oro. For Nokia 500 users, the update will be available much later in couple of weeks time. This is the 2nd Symbian^3 upgrade right after Anna rolled out about 6 months ago.
Symbian Belle aims to offer refreshed new experience on the same Symbian device. So what’s new? Belle now offers 6 customisable home screens, a new notifications bar with power toggle switches and an enhanced new Nokia Maps.
To upgrade to Belle, you would need to connect your Nokia device to the PC via Nokia Suite which is downloadable here. In terms of availability, Malaysian users should be able to update right now as indicated on their Belle availability page.
Head after the break for the step by step video.