Thursday, April 03, 2008

Can't-Sell Phone

But It Won’t Fit In Your Pocket

That’s a big call. A Chinese man is hoping to get in the record books after creating what he claims is the world's largest working phone. His metre-high phone, which weighs 22 kilograms, is an exact copy of his own phone - but 620 times bigger. He said it has all the functions of a normal phone, with a built-in camera and internet access, but has to be plugged into the mains as he hasn't managed to build a big enough battery.

FOOTNOTE: Laud of the rings.

9 comments:

katherine. said...

yeah...but is it handsfree????

i beati said...

I simply do not have room for it

Casdok said...

It must be deafening!

CrazyCath said...

Why?

Love the footnote.

Brian in Oxford said...

Are you sure that's not just the size of a normal "portable" phone, circa 1983?

Momma said...

I second Cath's comment: Why?

I guess the new phone is a dead ringer for the old one - ba-dump-bump!

Peace - D

Leendaluu said...

I'm with brian...I think that was the size of my first mobile 'bag' phone when I was in practice.....of course, it had no internet capabilities because Al Gore hadn't invented it yet...:)

Deborah Gamble said...

He doesn't have a battery big enough to power it?

This is slightly reminiscent of a Shel Silverstein poem:

Invention
I've done it, I've done it!
Guess what I've done!
Invented a light that plugs into the sun.
The sun is bright enough,
The bulb is strong enough,
But, oh, there's only one thing wrong...

The cord ain't long enough.

Anna said...

Wow, a pocket phone, I don't think so, may be like house phone! Anna :)