After two years' top secret development work, a Danish designed smartphone range is set to be launched by a company called Lumigon, reports financial daily newspaper Børsen. The whole project has been cloaked in such secrecy that even though three international telecompanies have already agreed to carry the range, not a single photograph of the smartphones is available.
For a description of the phones, and their features, journalists are having to rely on what Lars Gravesen tells them. He is a software specialist who is also the brains behind, majority shareholder in, and managing director of, Lumigon.
Gravesen says that Lumigon's launch range of three smartphones builds on open standards and uses Google's latest operative system Android 2.0. Regarding looks, the phones follow the Scandinavian tradition of using steel and aluminium in a super-cool design, and have super-innovative features that have never before been seen in a mobile phone, including a universal remote control that will work with virtually all types of electronic equipment.
The first model, S1, will be presented at the end of January and will reach the shops in March. It features the same type of touch sensitive screen as the iPhone, but is additionally equipped with a navi-key and a slide-up mechanism which reveals a T9 keypad. The S1 is deliberately aimed at those who are drawn to Android technology but find a keypad more practical for certain operations. The smartphone also features a 32 GB in-built memory and a 1 GHz procesor that enables video recorded on its 5 megapixel camera to be replayed in HD quality on a TV screen.
The other phones in the Lumigon launch range are the T1 (minus keypad) and the super-exclusive E1 about which Lars Gravesen is saying nothing except that it is "the most beautiful mobile phone you have ever seen." All will be revealed, along with prices, at the end of the month.