Neonode N1 Smartphone Starts Selling

Posted: Oct 29 2004, 9:31am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 3:07pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

Neonode N1 Smartphone starts selling
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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's Pitch:
"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.

Neonode Specifications:

Language (English)
Digital still camera
Image viewer
Color display
Audio player (Mp3, WAV, WMA, Midi)
Video player (Mpeg 1, Mpeg 4, WMV)
USB (For charger, and PC connectivity)
T9 wordlist (Swedish and English)
Game Tetris
Custom ring tones (Mp3, Wav, WMA, Midi) (One Ring Tone Included)
Contacts Max 1000
Personal address book images
SMS Max 1000
Call history
Built-in battery
Internet (HTML) browser
Themes, personalization
IR software
GPRS connectivity
Java n/a
Bluetooth n/a
Vibrating alert n/a
Voice-activated dialing n/a
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- Available in the N1
- Available as an upgrade later, downloadable for free from 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

Dimensions 88 x 52 x 21 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 86 g
Color display 65 535 Colors TFT
Resolution 176 x 220 Pixels (Width x Height)
Backlight Yes
User input:
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
Type SD Card
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
Headset Yes
Internal receiver Yes
Internal microphone Yes
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

About Neonode:
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.

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