Mozilla Seabird: the first smartphone that could overcome the mighty iPhone!

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Take a look at Seabird showcase in 3D

It’s just a prototype for now … but what a prototype! Conceived by Billy May in early 2009, the Seabird is an Open Web Concept Phone.

Take a look at -what we call – the most interesting / beautiful / smart / outstanding mobile phone concept we’ve seen so far! This is Seabird in their own words:

The Mozilla Seabird, part of the Mozilla Labs’ Concept Series, is an experiment in how users might interact with their mobile content as devices and technology advances.

The Seabird introduces a few possibilities into how user interaction might evolve with the advancing motion capture and projector driven innovation in the market.

First out, the Seabird imagines how a multiple use dongle might augment the crowded gestural interface with greater precision and direct manipulation of content in 3D space.

With mobile phone companies such as Samsung, LG and Motorola moving towards display applications for projectors, the technology remains open for expanding user interaction and input at the same time.

The Seabird, on just a flat surface, enables netbook-quality interaction by working with the projector’s angular distortion to deliver interface, rather than content. With the benefit of a dock, each projector works independently and delivers laptop levels of efficiency.

The form development took its cues from various aerodynamic, avian and decidedly feminine forms. Its erect posture intends a sense of poise while its supine conformity to the hand reconciles that with the user’s desire for digital control.

The curvature of the back also serves a functional role in elevating the projector lens elements when lying flat.

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LG GW910 – the first phone with Windows Phone 7

LG GW910 is moving towards the smartphone segment focusing on multimedia features.

Rumors say that the camera and video camera use high definition resolution.

Besides that, LG will integrate touchscreen and also the most popular virtual social services.

For those who use chat, the smartphone comes with a full-QWERTY keyboard generously sized.

Rumors also say that the phone will have: HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, microSD slot, Bluetooth, etc..

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Versace Unique has 18 karat gold on it

But those who took care of the electronics were those from LG, a producer with experience in large touchscreen terminals.

Versace Unique is covered with sapphire crystal that protects the screen 3 ” screen from scratches.

Other design elements include 18-karat gold, ceramic, stainless steel and hand processed leather.

Medusa’s image is embossed on the back of the device nest to a 5 MP camera with flash.

Rumors say that the phone will be available in stores starting next month.

LG is rumored that it might skip Mobile World Congress 2010

For now Mobile World Congress 2010 seems to be a vacuous event and the risk of this actually happening is increasing with the growing number of manufacturers opting out. Recently we found out that Nokia won’t exhibit in Barcelona this February and intends to focus on promoting its infrastructure business through Nokia Siemens Networks.

Recent rumors that has just surfaced on the web has it that LG is about to follow suit and will not be showing anything at MWC 2010 either. People from LG International, say that one of the major reasons behind the manufacturer’s decision is the high cost of a pavilion at the fair. The Dutch division of LG Mobile has confirmed the information and went on to clarify the company would actually be in Barcelona, although not as an exhibitor at MWC 2010 and several new products would be showcased in a separate pavilion.

Nevertheless we believe that Nokia takes similar approach and we get to see, one way or another, their new handsets in February and also that the MWC 2010 won’t be less exciting.

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