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Kyocera Kona – dual screens, 2 mp camera and phone calls for $6 (yes really!)

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How much did you pay for your first mobile phone? More or less than $200? More? Yep, us too. Well let’s face it, cell phone technology is pretty miraculous isn’t it? Beaming sound and vision and stuff from person to person anywhere in the world using a global network of antennas? Still science fiction peeps.

Which is why it’s more than incredible that we’re now so awash with the technology that the price for a standard cell phone, like this Kyocera Kona, has plummeted to the price of a Starbucks Chai Tea Frappechino with bits.

The thing comes with dual screens, including 2.4 inch and 1.44 inch color, a talk time of 6 hours and a standby time of several centuries. We’re betting the 2 megapixel camera takes reasonable shots too. $6.99? Unreal.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


3 Comments

  • Would this work in the UK if I brought one back?

    • Ahh…I fear not. It’s CDMA. Here’s the radio specs – http://www.kyocera-wireless.com/kona/Cricket_Kona_Spec_Sheet.pdf

      Basically –
      Radios
      CDMA2000(R)
      1xRTT tri-band
      (800, 1900 MHz, AWS*)
      3G – 1x Advanced
      1x MRD

    • Many thanks, Nigel.
      My sister will be in the states in May/June and might have wanted one but I’ll warn her no to.

      Regards,
      Philip.

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