'Completely Mechanical' Phone to Hit Retail

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cscott_it

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Such a cool looking phone.

Why would they name it a butterfly though?
It's got the clockwork style beauty, and they call it th Papillion. Dissapointing.
 

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[citation][nom]cscott_it[/nom]Such a cool looking phone.Why would they name it a butterfly though?It's got the clockwork style beauty, and they call it th Papillion. Dissapointing.[/citation]
Buy it and give it a name yourself.

Like George or something.
 

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Seems overdone and rather featureless, much better things to be had for $300,000....maybe 5 cars or a house? Those just seem a little more useful ;)
 

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This is a watch collectors' item that will be bought as an investment. The watch itself is very similar to high end collectible watches.
 

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I have a feeling the clock is the only mechanical part. I mean, that looks A LOT like an LCD screen on the front, no?

Technically you could run an LCD screen completely in analog, but would you really call thousands (maybe millions) of wires and a battery mechanical? Thats a bit of a stretch..
 

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Could you imagine making a phone call on that thing?

"What?...What? I can't hear you...what is this god damn ticking?!

Oh..."
 

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[citation][nom]gilbertfh[/nom]Simple and gorgeous. If something like this could be produced mainstream I would definitely consider it.[/citation]
If you consider 547 tiny moving parts parts simple I wouold like to know what you think is complex.
 

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[citation][nom]pei-chen[/nom]Where do you guys live? In New York city, $300k gets you a 450 SqFt co-op with $700 a month common charge.[/citation]

What part of NYC do YOU live in? In Manhattan the going rate for a 1 bedroom, 1200 sq ft condo in Manhattan is $2 million. That comes out to 180 sq ft not, 450.
 

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As far as I can tell EM waves are not energy efficient to make by mechanical ways and I have yet to see a mechanical radio. I can see how the clock is mechanical but not the phone part. Seems to be like 50% snake oil to me.
 

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overpriced shite, the person who buys this will need to be working for Activision/Infinity wards DLC dept to afford it...

The only thing i could say about someone stupid enough to pay 300k on a watch/phone is... TWAT
 
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