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The Zenum Smartphone
The sexy Zenum Opus smartphone has been making its way around the Interwebs for quite some time, and it's finally being released. The smartphone will be out later this month. It'll come with a 2-megapixel camera, Windows Mobile 6, a 2.5-inch display and both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Sounds really enticing, but considering their last project never came to be. I have a sinking feeling this phone will forever be a concept too. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed.

Doggie Cell Phone
This voice-enabled, waterproof, GPS-enabled cell phone from Pets Mobility tracks your dog's location using GPS. It's also a two-way cell phone, with an auto-answer feature that puts your voice on speakerphone. You can talk to your pup and he can respond with a bark. The doggy phone has a "call home" button so if anyone finds him, they can use the phone to contact you.

E Ink Improves Contrast and Refresh Rate for E Books
We really like the idea of ebooks, but their low contrast and pokey refresh rate just about ruins the experience when using devices such as the Sony PRS-500 Reader. Now, Cambridge, Massachusetts, company E Ink, the inventor of this tech, has decided to spruce it up with a higher-performance imaging film it calls Vizplex. If what the company is saying is true, expect to see ebook displays refreshing twice as quickly, with 20% better contrast, too. The company's also planning to roll out a wider variety of screen sizes other than the single 6-inch size it currently offers, from 1.9 inches aimed at cellphones and Mp3 players, up to 9.7 inches for bigger ebooks. We might be seeing the results of this latest technology as early as this summer.

Compiled by IMRAN H. KHAN

Source: Uncrate.com and Gizmodo Online

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