The UK network operator, O2 has previewed a new music phone which it will be releasing in August. The selling point of the handset is the LED display which is embedded into the outside of the clamshell handset. A key feature that consumers rated high in testing is the blue LED display which can be programmed to show time, 'now playing' information, caller ID and also displays the beginning of text messages as they arrive in the users inbox.
Speaking at the launch in the VIP area at the O2 Wireless Festival, Sally Cowdry, O2 Marketing Director, said: "The introduction of the new O2 Cocoon phone is an exciting development for our customers and a big step forward for O2 branded devices. It's fresh and different, yet simple to use and packed with features."
The O2 Cocoon music player is compatible with a wide range of file formats, enabling users to simply drag and drop their music collections onto their device and start listening. With 2GB of in-built flash memory, and the opportunity to add a further 2GB on MicroSD, the O2 Cocoon can hold a massive music library with up to one thousand tracks.
The O2 Cocoon's music prowess extends beyond the user's own music collection with FM radio with RDS functionality - displayed on the LED screen.
Interestingly, when a phone call is received, the music can either pause - as is normal on most music playing phones - or the music can fade to continue playing in the background.
The O2 Cocoon's music credentials also extend to an innovative 'location aware' feature enabling the handset to take on a new life when users enter The O2 (formerly known as the Millennium Dome, in London). Upon entering the venue, the O2 Cocoon will undertake a transformation with the wallpaper adapting to welcome users to The O2. In addition, O2 Cocoon users will be provided with a venue map, hints and tips as well as the latest news direct from The O2.
- Hidden LED display on front shell
- 2GB internal flash memory with MicroSD slot (expandable up to 2 GB)
- 2MP camera with auto focus, flash and zoom
- QVGA (240x320) Screen 262k TFT
- FM Radio with RDS
- Stereo Bluetooth
- 3.5m headset jack through remote
- File Formats - AAC, AAC+, WMA, MP3 and WAV
- Measurement: 94mm x 49 mm x 21mm
- Battery life: 350 hours standby time, 5 hours talk time
- 3G Connectivity
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