11 January 2007

Tua King Kong Phone

Looks like the ancient Motorola Tua-Ling-Kong "Water Bottle" phone is making a comeback as I spotted a business associate of mine swaggering proudly with one of these phones in hand. From what I heard, this fad is fast catching on in Ta1wan as well.

Now before anyone scoffs at the brick-look-alike, let me say in its defence that it is a full fletched GSM phone with the works like full colour touch screen, PDA functions, handwriting recognition (got stylus one!) and even a 2.0 million megapixels digital camera built-in!

To quote a cliche, you can take the handphone out of Ch1na, but you can't take the Ch1na out of the handphone. I am referring to the brand name of the phone when I burst out laughing the first time I caught sight of it.


Wah lan! How apt! Tua King Kong handphone!!

Ok ok... before you all see this phone no up ah. Let me throw in one more feature. Because the bladdy form factor is so bladdy big, they can afford to put in a bigger battery. As such, this phone can go 2 weeks on a single charge.

Now those of you who are sharp enough, would have noticed that among the "water bottle" category, this is certainly not the biggest one. Alas, good eye, my friend for they also have the grandfather of all "water bottle" handphone model which is even bigger that this one. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it but reading the mAh rating of the battery in the other phone, I would calculate the other phone to be able to go 1 whole month without recharging.

Whoa Nelly!

p.s. Sure Apple introduced their iPhone but it is really no fight when compared to this TKK-Fone. The latter not only able to beat the iPhone but also as Barffie suggested, beat the crab claws (kar jeem). LOL!

 - Voxeros


1. sunflower made this comment,

This is unbeliveable! Turn back the clock?
comment added :: 12th January 2007, 09:19 GMT+08

2. spinnee made this comment,

i think i prefer my nokia phone.. or iphone.. *gulp at that hideous phone*
comment added :: 12th January 2007, 10:07 GMT+08

3. JayWalk made this comment,

Sunflower: It's one of those Go-Retro fad that we see popping up from time to time. The way I see it, it will come and go like that of the Portuguese Egg Tarts.

Spinnne: But... but... your Nokia cannot kar jeem leh....
comment added :: 12th January 2007, 10:24 GMT+08

4. Meepoktah Maihiam made this comment,

Wah piang.... damn cock leh. The phone so bloody big, how to put in pocket? Then again, Chinese have deep pockets (figuratively and literally speaking). I wonder if the phone if drop-proof. If not cannot use to ?? Pia zui.
comment added :: 13th January 2007, 14:44 GMT+08

5. JayWalk made this comment,

Meepok: We did the drop test liao. It fall off the table. Battery cover flew out, battery also flew out. Put back liao. Good as new.

We check the flooring also. No damage to the floor either.
comment added :: 13th January 2007, 16:35 GMT+08

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