Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Darkness Calls

Apple may have just announced the release of the second generation iPhone yesterday (which, IMHO, doesn't have enough changes to warrant me picking up a new one to replace my old one) but I'm a bit more excited about the prospect of the new Batphone The Dark Knight Edition Nokia 6205 cellphone from Verizon. Okay, not really ... but I have always dreamed of one day owning a Batphone. Unless this thing turns red and starts flashing when a call comes thru, I might take a pass ... here is is anyways:

Don't get us wrong, there's nothing wrong with Batman, nor is there anything wrong with this phone (that we know of, anyway) -- we're just having a hard time saying the full name of it with a straight face. The rumored Nokia flip is getting really close to release, it seems, and Verizon's getting the party started with "The Dark Knight Edition" which will come loaded with some "exclusive" content related to the latest Gotham City thriller. With a 1.3 megapixel cam, GPS, Bluetooth, and EV-DO, it's not likely to set Verizon's retail stores ablaze with sales -- but more importantly, it marks a renewed interest on Nokia's part in bringing decent equipment to the CDMA side of the fence. Look for it to be available on June 15 for $119.99 on a two-year contract before rebate.

See ... I always figured Batman for more of a BlackBerry type of fellow. That way he can BBM with Alfred or Robin while he's lying in wait for the bad guys to do something bad. That being said, I'm anxiously awaiting the release of the BlackBerry Bold and will leave the new iPhone and this Batphone to other more overzealous parties. [Source]