Neo 808i: Small phone that actually looks cool

Neo-Hand.jpg There are quite a few "very small phones" out and about now, but this is one I've happened across while writing a column for Etihad's in-flight magazine. It isn't available in Australia (it's a UK / Middle Eastern phone), but it's interesting enough that I thought I'd share the info - if you're OS, you could always try nabbing one if you're in those neighbourhoods.

Full specs and more pics after the jump.Black-808i.jpg

The Neo 808i claims to be "world's smallest full-featured" handset (though the M500 probably beats it out). It's got a stylish brushed aluminium finish, GSM/GPRS, 1.2Mp camera, audio & video recording, MP3 & MP4 playback, microSD support, and Bluetooth. WAP is there too, though not exactly a 'feature', and FM Radio is there, though apparently through a network-assisted packet mode of some kind, which is weird.

If you're going this small, though, you are probably really just after a stylish handset that will tuck away anywhere, and this really looks to fit that billing. I for one would be happy to see this hit the local scene.

Official Site [Neo]


Size • Dimensions : 41 x 72 x 14mm • Weight : 90 g

Operating Frequency • Tri-Band GSM / GPRS - 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz • Automatic switching between bands for seamless coverage.

Display • 262K colors, TFT 26mm x 21mm

User Interface • MTK6217 • Quick keys optimized for quick access to MP3 / MP4 players and camera.

O/S Functions • GPRS / SMS / MMS / EMS • WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10

Housing • Exterior made from Brushed Aluminum • Black / Red • Pink / Grey

Multimedia Functions • MP3 , MP4 Players (Listen to thousands of songs thanks to expandable Micro SD Card Slot). • FM Radio • Camera • Video Recorder • Audio Recorder

Applications • Image Editor • Health - BMI calculator & Menstrual calculator • Converters - Currency, Length , Weight • Calculator • Stop Watch • Games • Melody Composer • E - Book reader • World Clock

Organizer • Calendar • Multiple Alarms • Address Book up to 1,000 entries • To Do List

Usability • Adaptive keys to 5 way directional Jog. Allocate various applications to soft keys to gain direct access. • Quick key for Camera functions. • Quick key for Silent mode. • Speed Dial

Messaging • SMS • MMS • Audio Messaging and recording • Predictive text input

Connectivity • Bluetooth with data transferSMS • USB bi-directional • Internet via GPRS • WAP

Memory • 128mb Built in memory shared with phone software. • Free 128mb Micro SD Card - Expandable to 1 GB • Internet via GPRS • WAP

Voice Features • Integrated Hands Free Speaker • Voice Recorder

Internet Browser • XHTML over WAP 2.0 (GPRS) • Browser Cache • WAP Bookmarks • WAP security Cache

Call Management • Speed Dialing from contact list • Call Logs - Incoming, outgoing & missed calls • Auto Answer with car kit

Battery • 530 mAh Li, Specially packed • Standby Time maximum 100 hours • Talk Time maximum 100 minutes • Re-Charge Time 120 minutes

Box Content • 808i • Charger • USB Cable • Earphones/Microphones Stereo • 2 x Batteries • Free Color Coded knitted sock type cover • Free Color Coded Lanyard neck strap • Manual • CD


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