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

0. phoneArena 30 Oct 2012, 08:30 posted on

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...

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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: 148; 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: 2992; 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: 746; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Bamboo? Not so fragile. And lightweight.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:51 1

13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; 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: 2992; 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: 4268; 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: 746; 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: 55; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)


Great eco phone!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:01 2

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1300; 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: 1089; 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 (Posts: 50; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


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 (Posts: 50; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


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: 6122; 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: 245; 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: 618; 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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