We’ve seen super-duper Chinese cell phones at trade shows before, but usually they’re not available/usable on a worldwide basis (because of either shipping or frequency limitations). But now there is zzzPhone, a new company that promises to customize your super-duper-China phone and send it to you.
Their base model, for US$149 plus an unbelievable $5 shipping, lets you put in two GSM SIM cards at once and has a touchscreen, 3-megapixel camera, music and video players and Web browser. But the real fun comes when you start configuring your own phone on their Web site. (The site only seems to like Internet Explorer though…)
You can change the phone’s color, add a water-resistant coating, more speakers, GPS, a TV tuner, a 7-megapixel camera, a second camera, or even ask zzzPhone to pre-install movies (legally purchased, they say…), all for a price.
Try the configurator on their site. It’s a lot of fun, as you can see speakers and cameras appear and disappear as you refit your phone.
If this all sounds a little far-fetched to you, well… it sounds far-fetched to me, too!
I am looking forward to hear from people who have any positive/negative experiences with this product/company!
For anyone who feels adventurous: order your zzzPhone here!