As I continue to loathe Verizon Wireless, their clunky, SIM card-less handsets, schizophrenic coverage and inept in-store representatives, cell phone producers rub my nose in the struggle by releasing a multitude of beautiful and advanced products to covet.
First, Elle announces its Glamphone, a "a sophisticatedly stylish mobile camera phone packed with an array of fantastic features." And, if the monogrammed hand/neck strap didn't give the obvious away, this female-geared phone's display turns into a mirror when not in use. Wait, did I just type "neck strap"? Why, yes I did...hey, people who mocked me for wearing my phone around my neck: EAT IT! Elle thinks I'm "high fashion." As such, I never want to hear another disparraging comment about my cel-lular tele-phone hang cord again.
"Twist the keypad round 180 degrees and you'll find the music player control keys, twist it back and you can use it like a normal phone again, twist it 90 degrees and you'll activate the camera…" Twist it 45 degrees counterclockwise 3 times and say "Bloody Mary" and it will give you a back massage and run you a hot bath.
Ok, so I added that last part...about the bath.
Finally, although I think that the Motorola Razr V3 is actually sort of large and pancake-like, its main attribute (the thinness) has started a pissing contest...and NEC steps up with the N900. At the size of a credit card and a width of less than a centimeter, it's like a dime pancake. or maybe one that looks like a Smurf, but, you know, SMALL. Pros: Tiny size, camera, color display. Cons: Audio output only with a headset, only available in China