Behold! The most hideous cellphone in the universe

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Jintailan’s 999 is pitched as an iPhone mini with a dedicated flower pattern and gravity sensor. Sold by eemobi for $120, you get a 2.6″ display with 240×320 pixels, MP3 ringtones, a 1.3 megapixel camera, a gig of storage and “7 common games.” Compatibility with local GSM bands is your deal to work out.

No, you do not get a free teddy bear.

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10 Responses to Behold! The most hideous cellphone in the universe

  1. RedShirt77 says:

    Oh, it says it is a “Mini”. What does the big one look like?

  2. thesharkguys says:

    Tasteful!
    If you’re gonna give yourself brain cancer, might as well check out in style!

  3. Dr. Apokalypse says:

    The ringtone can only be set to “Color Me Barbara.” There is no vibrate-only feature. And the paint is Scratch and Sniff: “Septagenarian Yeast Infection”. Add that and a couple of Swarovski crystals and you got yourself a shoo-in.

  4. el says:

    Actually, I have to nominate this phone for most hideous.

  5. Tooth And Claw says:

    I’ll not be happy until they release the Bradford Exchange editions. I’m thinking the wolf’s head/dream catcher design would be awesome!

    Though the battling dragons would be sweet, too… :)

  6. Kris says:

    I was expecting something more hideous. It’s merely ugly.

  7. pelrun says:

    Hang on, there isn’t a single swarovski crystal on it! Add a few, and *then* it’ll be entitled to the “Most Hideous” crown.

  8. Daemon says:

    Anything even remotely like an iPhone is pretty hideous.

  9. stratosfyr says:

    I dunno, I kind of like the enamely bit. If it were an iPhone case instead of an ugly phone, anyway.

  10. jtegnell says:

    Hop on a plane to Japan and take a ride on a train. It doesn’t matter where.

    The phone posted above isn’t even in the same league as the the tons and tons and tons of custom decorated phones you will see immediately surrounding you. And all of them will be furiously being typed on by fingernails similarly and just as hideously decorated.

    Seriously. If I saw the phone above, my first thought would be “oh, how refreshingly tasteful!”

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