Feeds

Neo models micro phone

Renders to be realised next spring, firm pledges

3 Big data security analytics techniques

neo 808i compact phone

Anyone - well, almost - can come up with a stack of sexy looking handset designs lovingly rendering in a 3D graphics package and given extra shine in Photoshop - witness all the fanboy-created pics out there. However, phone biz newcomer UK- and Dubai-based Neo is adamant its visualisations will see light to day as real products.

It will launch its first handset, the diminutive 808i, in March 2007, Neo pledged this week, rolling the handset out in the Middle East and, a month later, in Europe. The spec's standard enough: tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 262,144-colour display, Bluetooth, 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 and MP4 playback, 128MB of Flash memory, 128MB MicroSD card, and all the usual messaging features.

Rather cheekily, Neo claims the 808i has an FM radio, before admitting programming is actually picked up over pay-per-packet GPRS.

No, what sets the 808i apart from the crowd is its size: a mere 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.3cm, Neo claims. The handset weighs 90g.

neo 808i compact phone

Neo has a digitally enhanced piccy of the 808i pasted above a model's embonpoint - the website has pre- and post-Photoshop versions of the image - and if it ships at that size, it'll be a stunner.

neo flip phone

So too will its future offerings - if they make it market as planned. After shipping the Curve in Q3 2007, Neo will offer the writing pad-like Flip, a slimline clamshell that will also have Wi-Fi crammed into its case and, in place of keypad, a touch-sensitive screen to display numbers, characters and other, custom UIs. Neo promises to ship it in Q4 2007. The candybar Curve will have the same features as the 808i, with the addition of Wi-Fi. ®

neo curve phone

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.