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World's first bamboo smartphone is headed to Kickstarter, specs revealed

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World's first bamboo smartphone is headed to Kickstarter, specs revealed
Plastic – you are probably tired of it, aren't you? Sadly, that is what most mobile devices, including some pretty high-end smartphones and tablets, are made of. That is why seeing an unusual handset design, such as that of the ADzero bamboo smartphone, is as refreshing as taking a breath of fresh air on a sunny Sunday morning.

So, what's the news with this bamboo smartphone we've been hearing about since early 2012? Well, the good news is that the device is getting closer to launch. In fact, ADzero will be taking to Kickstarter in order to raise the funding necessary to bring the smartphone to the market. The handset's retail price will be $700 at launch, but early birds can get one for $200 less by pledging $500 to the project. Furthermore, a pledge of $300 will allow you to get the bamboo smartphone for $100 off, and the pledge will count as a deposit towards the purchase.

But at the end of the day, what kind of hardware will a buyer get for their money? Here's the answer to that question: a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4 processor made by Samsung, TFT LCD display with resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels and 326ppi, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. There is a pair of cameras included as well - an 8-megapixel one with BSI sensor and f/2.0 aperture on the back, and a VGA snapper up front for video chats. The battery tucked inside the device's 11.8-millimeter body is rated at 2,050mAh. Stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich comes loaded out of the box.

In a nutshell, it seems like the bamboo smartphone by ADzero will be not just a fancy toy, but a very capable Android device too. In case you are interested, keep an eye out for it on Kickstarter as it is due to land there very soon.

source: ADzero via Clove

World's first bamboo smartphone is headed to Kickstarter, specs revealed

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posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:35 9

1. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


Gorgeous!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:36 8

2. dil2abu (Posts: 200; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I wish Sony make Bamboo Smartphone with their unique Style..

Sony
make.believe

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:37 5

3. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


Not bad for a peice of wood...

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:14 4

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Wood...that's it.
The specs are a kill but i'm worried about the durability.
It looks fragile.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:30 3

11. Captain_Doug (Posts: 759; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Bamboo? Not so fragile. And lightweight.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:51 1

13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Oh man...i've literally grown up knowing bamboos cause they grow in numbers where i live!
However, if the material they use is re-enforced or treated with some chemicals then it's something else!
But if it's plain bamboo, considering the hardware inside is heavier, it is likely to break!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 11:42 1

19. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Most bamboo as it dries cracks.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:51

14. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Oh man...i've literally grown up knowing bamboos cause they grow in numbers where i live!
However, if the material they use is re-enforced or treated with some chemicals to harden then it's something else!
But if it's plain bamboo, considering the hardware inside is heavier, it is likely to break if dropped!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:43 1

4. tedkord (Posts: 4934; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


4.5" screen might be the sweet spot, unless they make the bezel too big.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:36

12. Captain_Doug (Posts: 759; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It is. I forget where I saw it but I remember thinking that the size of the phone didn't match the size of the screen. I think it's like GS3 size or maybe One X size... but thicker.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:50 1

5. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Good for Mother Nature.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:53 1

6. thephonedude (Posts: 59; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)


Great eco phone!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:01 2

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1352; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


great addition if you are a ninja

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:02 10

8. eheii (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


i would love to see it catch fire

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:10 1

9. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I want this!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:07

15. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1145; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


ITS GREAT. BUT IS THIS WATER RESISTANT?!?!?!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:10 4

16. allen83 (Posts: 107; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


Please conserve mother nature. Trees or bamboos should be not use in a smartphone they should be left and multiply

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:24 3

17. ReddD (Posts: 37; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


the hipsters are going to love these -_-

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 11:28 2

18. damokles (unregistered)


yeah, destroy more bamboo forests and homes of poor pandas you ridiculous moneymaking kickstarter-freaks.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 11:49 4

20. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Bamboo grow like weeds buddy.
Do some research before stating craps!

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:46

24. damokles (unregistered)


that was kinda ironic bro.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 07:08

25. allen83 (Posts: 107; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


yes they grow like that but they mature slowly do your reseach more

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 12:00

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6577; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Who the hell would wanna buy a EXPENSIVE wooden piece of crap that can burn instead of blen and breaks easily

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:11

22. kcombs (Posts: 248; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


call me back later I have to oil my phone.. lol

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 19:10

23. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


I thought that bamboo used to be processed in sulfuric acid and other neurotoxins? Did the process change already?

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