Mobiado has jut unveiled its second QWERTY-equipped handset, the Mobiado Grand 350 Pioneer, which is the world’s first phone to “utilize the compelling beauty of meteorite.”
The company says that the Grand 350 Pioneer pays homage to NASA – more exactly, to its Pioneer 10 spacecraft. Launched 37 years ago, Pioneer 10 is the first spacecraft to travel through the Solar System’s asteroid belt and is currently heading in the direction of Aldebaran (aka Alpha Tauri), the brightest star in the constellation Taurus.
There will be only 37 Mobiado Grand 350 Pioneer phones, each having its limited edition number engraved on the right side, and the Pioneer 10’s date of launch (March 3, 1972) engraved on the left side.
What’s unique about the Mobiado Grand 350 Pioneer is that its battery cover is literally made out of materials from the Gibeon meteorite, discovered in Namibia in 1836. The meteorite is believed to come from asteroid belts near Mars and Jupiter; its composition is 90% iron and 8%nickel, plus small traces of phosphorus and cobalt.
The battery cover also features a variation of the Pioneer plaques (which were placed on board of Pioneer 10 in order to provide info about the human race in case the spacecraft is intercepted by extraterrestrial beings).
As for the technical features of Mobiado Grand 350 Pioneer, these include: quad-band GSM connectivity, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, QVGA display with 16 million colors, 3.2MP camera and a 2.5mm headset jack.
Mobiado didn’t say how much the Grand 350 Pioneer costs.
Via email press release
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