Curious flip-phone reveals better gaming controls

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The Cool8800C looks like any other inexpensive Chinese cellphone, until you unfold it to find a bizarre portable game console that runs NES games. From the product page:

When I saw this phone, i began to doubt, what is it? Is it really a phone? On first sight, it is just a plain bar phone. But if you hold it in your hand and study carefully, you will discover that it is also a flip phone. The outer keyboard and display can be unfolded, and then another 2.8 inch large display appears, 2 seperate keypads beside the display just like keys of PSP. And friend, it also has powerful functions such as dual sim dual standby, Analog TV, magical voice.

It has a 2.2″ display, an FM radio, and plays MP3 and AVI files. Three games are baked in, buy you can play more via memory card — goodness knows how easy it is to get them running. This $140 model will work on 900/1800MHz networks, which is to say, not in North America.

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4 Responses to Curious flip-phone reveals better gaming controls

  1. Agies says:

    The phone in the video is quite different from the one in the picture and described by the article.

  2. Enochrewt says:

    I hope those hinges are sturdy.

  3. WalterBillington says:

    Left! Left! Left! I said left! Go left!

    * snap *

    Who’s got a new phone for me?

  4. Rob Beschizza says:

    Well, good lord, it is.

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