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

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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8 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

2. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

3. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

5. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

And TVs...

4. ssanders2k7

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

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

8. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

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

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Them girls must be old now

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Hyundai or HYUDAI???

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