iCEphone: Quad band, two hinges, one cool phone
by Mark R
It is no surprise that the official slogan of the iCEphone is “the changing shape of mobile communications”. After all, it is common to see a mobile device that can fold out with one hinge, but this iCEphone has two hinges.
So, this three-sectioned phone is a four-in-one device. Not only is it a quadband 3G touchscreen cell phone, it is also a PDA with a QWERTY keyboard, a games console with a controller pad, and a GPS navigation system.
All of these features, except for the games console, are designed to help doctors. The iCEphone is billed as “the medical phone”, and it comes with on-board first aid software, medical history storage, and caller collect international emergency helpline.
Other features include two SIM slots as well as a slot for microSD. There is also Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 3.1 megapixel camera.
I believe that this phone was originally designed for British military standards. I’m not certain how it ended up being billed as “a medical phone”, but I can see this phone being used by everybody. Who wouldn’t want to have all these features on their cellular phone, and I’m not even a doctor or a soldier.
My source nor the official site give a price on this item, which is a shame. I would like to know where to buy it, and how much it is.