Feeds

NES emulation phone unfolds online

Features split gaming keypad, 16:9 display

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

An unfolding mobile phone able to play games from the NES console has been spied for sale online.

cool8800c_02

The Cool8800C plays NES games

Register Hardware has seen the phone – known as the Cool8800C - for sale on several websites. Pictures show how the candybar phone’s top surface hinges open between the main 2.2in screen and keypad to reveal a 16:9, 2.8in screen – ideal for mobile gaming.

A split gaming control pad is laid out on the underside of each flap and, despite the handset’s manufacturer being a mystery, retailers have said the phone has a NES emulator on board. It can also, apparently, be used for watching telly.

cool8800c_04

The second screen's dedicated to gaming and videos

Sadly, the phone’s other specifications are somewhat mediocre. For example, the rear-mounted camera is a measly 0.3Mp, and connectivity options are limited to dual-band GSM and WAP.

cool8800c_03

Handwriting recognition is supported

On the plus side, Bluetooth is present for short-range data transfers, MP3 compatibility and a FM radio will provide audio entertainment, while it’s also claimed the phone can take two SIM cards.

The phone is said to do dandwriting recognition – hence the pictured stylus. The talker measures 120 x 55 x 23mm and the stated talk time is between three and five hours.

cool8800c_05

The camera is only 0.3Mp

The Cool8800C is available in a silver and black body for $140 (£98/€110) from one website, but another retailer will sell you the same phone in a “coffee” body for €118 (£105/$149). ®

Using blade systems to cut costs and sharpen efficiencies

More from The Register

next story
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
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
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
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.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
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.