Nokia Aeon concept phone hits the big screen with a lead role

By on April 9, 2009 at 9:32 AM.

Nokia Aeon concept phone hits the big screen with a lead role

We know Nokia loves showing off its wares in movies and music videos but it looks like the Finnish handset slinger may have taken its obsession with film to the next level. Forget brief cameos like The Dark Knight and others — Nokia’s concept handset, the Nokia Aeon, apparently takes center stage as the star of the recently-released Echelon Conspiracy film. Don’t worry, we’ve never heard of it either. An unreleased, unbranded device that looks remarkably like Nokia’s green full-touch concept phone is a key element of the film’s complex plot however, and it looks ridiculously slick. Sure the phone in the film packs a feature or two that you might not find in a release version, but its appearance probably means one of two things: 1) Nokia might actually be thinking of releasing the handset someday. 2) The film called for a crazy concept device that would never reach market and Nokia pitched the Aeon. The later is more likely of course, but it can’t hurt to dream, right? Hit the jump for a shot to remind you what Nokia’s Aeon concept looks like, and then check out the Echelon Conspiracy Trailer. Looks like a nail-biter.

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T-Mobile announces the Cameo

By on October 7, 2008 at 3:01 AM.

T-Mobile announces the Cameo

T-Mobile is launching a new device and service that could be hit or miss (we’re going with miss). It’s not a phone or phone accessory of any kind, but it’s a digital picture frame that will have a SIM card and phone number. Kinda stupid, right? The reason it’s not the brightest idea is because it costs $10 a month for the service – not to mention the cost of the device itself which is at a pricey $100. The picture frame will have a SIM card and its own number and the pictures will arrive via MMS. So, if you’re shooting it with your lowly 2.0 megapixel camera, don’t expect stunning quality. Calling it the “Cameo” (for its assumed brief appearance on the market), a consumer will be able to take a picture from their phone, send it to the picture frame, and it will pop up on display. While it’s a novel idea, there’s no reason they couldn’t have made it a Wi-Fi capable device and just send pictures via email or Internet. Here are some specs for this new… whatever you wanna call it:

  • High-resolution digital TFT screen with 720 x 480 pixels
  • Displays photos with 262 144 colours
  • Display dimensions: 130 x 87 mm
  • Connections:
    • GPRS Class 10 (dual band) for transferring photos from a phone
    • Mini USB port (for transferring photos from a PC)
    • SD/MMC card slot (for transferring photos directly from a camera)
  • Receives MMS messages
  • Photo format: JPEG and GIF
  • Stores up to 500 photos
  • Automatically adapts the picture size to the screen
  • Brightness adjustment
  • Automatically rotates the picture (portrait/landscape)
  • Adjustable backlight (manual or automatic)
  • External frame with an interchangeable leather surroundMemory cards accepted:
    SD, miniSD (with adapter), microSD (with adapter), MMC, RS-MMC (with adapter), MMC plus, MMC mobile (with adapter), MMC micro (with adapter), SDHC, mini SDHC (with adapter).

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