Feeds

Neonode announces 'iPhone Nano'-esque N2

Tiny

Reducing security risks from open source software

neonode n2 micro phone

Swedish phone maker Neonode launched its latest handset this week, touting its baby's compact 7.7 x 4.7 x 1.5cm size and 70g weight.

Dubbed the N2, the phone's a quad-band GSM/GPRS device based around a 2in, 176 x 200, 65,536-colour display. It has a two-megapixel camera and Bluetooth. Neonode claims a four-hour talk time.

neonode n2 micro phone

What the N2 most clearly lacks is a keypad, ditched iPhone-fashion in favour of a touch-sensitive screen and a gesture-based control system Neonode calls Neno. The N2 is controlled by tapping icons and sliding your thumb across the screen - up and down to open and close menus; left and right to scroll in the relevant direction or to trigger 'yes' and 'no' choices.

The N2 has an music player app, but to avoid setting up one of those online stores and worrying about pesky DRM technology, Neonode said it plans to ship the phone with an app that will grab and store internet radio recordings on the handset.

neonode n2 micro phone

At this stage it's unclear when the N2 will ship. Neonode's first phone, the N1, was offered back in late 2004 in only limited quantities having been launched almost two years previously, in December 2002. Neonode was founded in 2001 and earlier this year announced a plan to merge with US storage-area-network and embedded networking specialist SBE.

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises
iOS/2 gear loaded with apps for big biz ... uh oh BlackBerry
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.