Motorola's Got A Dumb Phone. Brilliant!

I'm not up on my cutting edge lingo, but I'm pretty sure this phone is both phat and stoopid, because it's not very fat, and not very stupid at all:

Mobile phones in the United States are more power-hungry and complicated than ever. But one of the latest phones from Motorola, aimed primarily at other markets and due out by the end of the year, is just the opposite. Looking for more customers, the company did extensive market research in poor countries. The result: the company's slimmest phone yet, boasting cutting-edge technology that--rather than adding complexity--extends battery life and makes the phone simpler to use.

Designed to make a splash in poor countries because of its simplicity and low power consumption, the phone uses the same nanotech process in its display that Sony's Reader employs, so it requires no power to display an image, only to change the display. Ease of use, low power consumption, and you can charge it by riding your bicycle.

I love my fellow man as much as the next guy, but I want this phone. I'll give him my fancier phone with all those marvelous features, that... I don't use.

Read the whole thing here.

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