Thursday, 28 December 2017

Is Big Really Better?

by looking at the people featured in the video I think not,

 in an age where tablets and mobile telephones are getting bigger with every new model announced, what started as a joke may well become reality, the Zanco's tiny t1 is being advertised as the world’s smallest mobile phone, it can fit into the tiniest of pockets, can store up to 300 numbers in its phonebook and makes an adorable-yet-practical gift, and just in case you’re wondering, Zanco claims that it is indeed a fully-functional ‘talk and text mobile phone’, allowing users to make and receive calls, and exchange text messages, Zanco has been making tiny mobile phones for many years now, but even to them the tiny t1 started out as a joke, the guys at Clubbit, a marketing company working with Zanco, were shown a prototype of the manufacturer’s Zanco Fly micro phone, and they were so blown away by its size that they asked if a smaller mobile phone was even possible. Zanco founder Shazad Talib said ‘we could probably make one half the size’, 18 months later, the Zanco tiny t1 became a reality,

and not only was it half the size of the already small Zanco Fly prototype, but it featured all the necessary features of a functional mobile phone, including an alphanumerical keyboard, a tiny display and a 200mAh battery that can allegedly keep the phone running for up to 3 days in standby mode, and guarantees 180 minutes of talk time, there was just one thing left to figure out – would people actually be interested in such a tiny mobile phone? To find out, Zanco and Clubbit set up a Kickstarter croudfunding campaign with a target of $33,444, they figured that if they could raise that amount, the Zanco tiny t1 would be worth mass producing, with 21 days left, the tiny t1 campaign has already breezed past its goal, raising $113,816 as of posting this article on our blog,

the Zanco tiny t1 works with any mobile phone network and uses a nano-SIM card, there is one thing to consider before ordering one through the Kickstarter campaign, it is that due to its reduced size the phone only operates on the 2G network, Australia and Japan have already stopped using 2G for any type of mobile connection, so it’s best to check the availability of 2G in your country before pledging any money, and no I am not on commission, I just thought it look really cute, and is going to be a great hit with prison inmates!

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