The two first models, Lumigon T1 and S1, of a Danish designed smartphone range have been launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, reports professional journal Ingeniøren (The Engineer). Lumigon has spent the last two years developing the smartphones in secrecy in Copenhagen, where the company is headquartered, production has been carried out in China.
MD and founder of Lumigon Lars Gravesen told Ingeniøren: "I think our phone fits to a very broad spectrum of people. We aimed to develop some phones which both in terms of design and functionality are slightly more innovative than what otherwise is on the market."
Lumigon T1 and S1, as well as the special design phone E1, are built on open standards and use Google's operative system Android, version 2.1. The smartphones can be connected to a TV via HDMI, which makes it possible to stream HD video directly from the phones to a TV screen, and also to use the phones as a browser and mail client via the screen – features which separate the Lumigon range from other mobile phones.
Lars Gravesen is convinced that there is space for yet another smarthphone on the global market. "About 1.2 billion mobile phones are sold annually, so there is space for an amazing amount of suppliers on that market. We have been in no doubt that if you make something that is different, then there is space," he said, adding that Lumigon's phones are not to be considered as direct competitors to for example iPhones.
"We are not going to compete with neither Apple or others. We do not have the capacity or size for that. But we want to be a serious mobile player, which deliver a different experience to those users who want to try something else – both regarding design and innovation," Gravesen commented.
Lumigon has entered agreements with three international teleoperators, one of them in Denmark, which will carry the range. The phones will be sold on the Danish market around April-May.