Feeds

Levi's sews together 3G phone

No twisted cover though

Top three mobile application threats

If you didn’t manage to pocket one of Levi’s ultra-limited edition Red Tab mobile phones recently, then don’t worry because the jeans manufacturer’s stitched together a 3G model.

The Levi’s 3G/Edge mobile isn’t quite as stylish as earlier incarnations, but users do get a similar metal backing featuring the Levi’s logo, and a “soft touch finishing” – we just hope it’s not black denim.

Users also get about 200 hours of talk time from the 900/1800/1900MHz band GSM/GPRS/Edge phone, which is capable of making 2100MHz 3G connections too.

Levis_3G_phone_orange

Levi's 3G/Edge handset is available in France through Orange

A two-megapixel camera’s built into the slider's body, which operates much like Samsung G600 - reviewed here. The denim dialler’s images are stored on a Micro SD card and the expandable memory can also be used for holding MP3 files. Music can be streamed to other devices over Bluetooth.

The phone has been manufactured by ModeLabs, which created the original Levi’s phone, and the company said Levi’s will offer the new 3G model with a selection of extra goodies, including everything from a “Bluetooth headset, to wrist straps, necklets and different colours of denim and leather pouches”.

The Levi’s 3G/Edge mobile will be released on Orange in France later this month, but a UK price or release date hasn’t been given yet.

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
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
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications 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.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.