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Did you know that the Hyundai once launched a "perfumephone"?

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Did you know that the Hyundai once launched a
History has seen a ton of unusual, bizarre, and downright creepy phones. The Hyundai MP280 is one such handset, even though at a glance, there doesn't seem to be anything peculiar about it. Yet, it was a phone like no other thanks to its, how should we put it, fragrant properties.

Released in parts of Asia back in 2005, the Hyundai MP280 stood out with its built-in, user-refillable perfume container (the "butterfly" under its screen). It could hold a couple of drops of perfume, which was enough to sustain the release of a pleasant scent in the air for about 8 hours. Needless to say, the phone was made with ladies in mind. 

For its debut, Hyundai's fragrant phone was priced at 9900 yuan, which equaled to about $1200 back then. No other "perfumephones" have been launched ever since, which makes it safe to assume that the MP280 wasn't a commercial success. Samsung has patented the idea of a perfume-spraying phone, however.

reference: ePrice.tw

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posted on 18 Feb 2014, 09:21 3

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

I don't know, but what I know is that Hyundai make cars (of course), cheap tablets and elevators.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 09:41 2

2. domfonusr (Posts: 501; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)

All I know is that, for $1200, they could have waited two years and bought a Nokia E90 instead. It would still have been wierd, but it would have also been cool as heck. For me, at least, there is nothing as neat as a phone that doubles as a laptop in miniature.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 09:56 3

3. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

You'd be surprised to know that hyundai heavy industries is the world's largest ship building company.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 13:22 1

5. alumoyo (Posts: 369; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)

And TVs...

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 11:51 1

4. ssanders2k7 (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)

Yikes, with their throw away crap cars, I wouldnt touch that with a 10 ft pole

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 02:54

8. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)

they are catching up or surpassing american cars. though brings miles behind japanese and light years behind germans.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 19:59 1

6. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

Them girls must be old now

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 00:04 2

7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Hyundai or HYUDAI???

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