The Swedish mobile device manufacturer Neonode launches its web shop to the Swedish public, November 1st 12:00hrs CET.
Sale of the N1 has been limited to Swedish pre-order customers until now.
Customers who buy the Neonode N1 will be able to continually and free of charge, download new features and updates for their devices.
"Neonode offer its customers openness and independence. By giving the customers a tool to develop their own solutions, Neonode challenge the old school of mobile device manufacturers. Young people of today do not want to be led by a predetermined selection of software and services. The N1 is therefore based on an open platform, which gives its users full freedom to adapt the device to themselves.
The open platform results in a constantly growing selection of third party applications such as new games, with graphics never before seen in a mobile device. "
The concept sounds good to me and I already had the pleasure of playing with the N1 in Sweden a couple of month ago. A phone with an open platform is not for everybody, but it has great potential for a lot of people who enjoy customized and personalized gadgets. It took a while though until the N1 is now finally on the market, at least in sweden. Our first report about the Neonode dates back nearly 2 years.
If you live in Sweden, November 1st 1200 hrs CET you can get a Neonode N1 at the Neonode store.
|Digital still camera|
|Audio player (Mp3, WAV, WMA, Midi)|
|Video player (Mpeg 1, Mpeg 4, WMV)|
|USB (For charger, and PC connectivity)|
|T9 wordlist||(Swedish and English)|
|Custom ring tones (Mp3, Wav, WMA, Midi)||(One Ring Tone Included)|
|Personal address book images|
|Internet (HTML) browser|
|- Available in the N1|
|- Available as an upgrade later, downloadable for free from neonode.com. Schedule for updates is not yet official. The upgrade is easy to perform but requires an Internet Connection (Broadband recommended) and a MS Windows Computer (XP or 2000) with USB connection.|
|n/a - Not available in the N1|
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|Dimensions||88 x 52 x 21 mm (H x W x D)|
|Color display||65 535 Colors TFT|
|Resolution||176 x 220 Pixels (Width x Height)|
|Touch||Optical movement sensitive screen, requires no stylus and only gentle finger touch|
|Navigation buttons||Up / Down / Right / Left buttons|
|Built in camera:|
|Type||CMOS - 16 million colors|
|Mode||VGA (640 x 480)|
|Type||Internal, Lithium Ion, 1100mAh|
|Charge time||4 hours|
|Talk time||Up to 3 hours|
|Standby time||100 hours|
|Media||Yes, 64 MB included|
|Infrared||IrDa up to 4 Mbps|
|Long range IR||30-60 KHz Modulated up to 10 m|
|USB host||Up to 12 Mbps for low power devices, 100mA/5V output|
|USB function||12 Mbps for connection to PC or other host|
|Processor||ARM 922T running at 220 MHz|
|Playback quality||Up to 44,1 kHz|
|Radio type||Dual band 900/1800 MHz GSM|
|GPRS||Class B, 4 + 2 slots|
|Antenna type||Internal, medium capacity|
Neonode was founded in 2001 and is an independent Swedish mobile device developer, for a new generation of users. The N1 is the first device to use Neonodes new technologies such as zForce. Today Neonode consists of 25 people stationed in Stockholm and is owned by its founders, staff and private investors.