Neonode N2 Cell phone

Neonode N2

To all those who work for Neonode, let it me known that the employee known as Claudia deserves a raise. The reason being is because there were many booths at CES 2008 that ignored me completely, even though I could bring them some easy press.

However, Claudia came right up to me and showed me the Neonode N2, and she had me at hello. She was legitimately excited about this product, and it was easy to see why.

The Neonode N2 was quite a tiny device that I hesitate to describe as a one-handed iPhone, but it certainly is the simplest description. Basically, you hold it in one hand, and you use your thumb to do all the scrolling movements.

You see, the Neonode N2 is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and although it will take a while to get used to the scrolling, it has an advantage over the iPhone touchscreen. You see, every time you push a number on the numeric keypad, you feel something of a small vibration. This is so different from the iPhone which has no tactile feedback.

The Neonode N2 is planned for an American launch sometime in the second quarter of 2008, and I have no word on a price. However, I do have a word to Claudia at Neonode: good work.