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The mysterious phone I’m testing

A little while ago I got a note from 3.

“Would you like to try out one of our new handsets?” asked the chap.

“Sure!” I said. I’m always interested to see what’s coming next.

The chap wouldn’t be drawn on the identity of the handset. Quite a good idea, if you want to get us pondering. Speculation abounded around the Mobile Industry Review offices.

Blackberry, maybe?

Surely not the Sony Ericsson Xperia?

N96?

It’s gotta be the Blackberry, right?

Wrong.

It arrived laden with strict EMBARGO notices all over it, reminiscent of a document from X-Files marked REALLY TOP SECRET. We always respect embargoes here at Mobile Industry Review. I don’t hold with the ‘publish it anyway’ viewpoint when other people are trusting you with their products and services.

And respect it we did.

Here then is a first look at what I’ve been playing with:

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As Rolf Harris is fond of saying, “Can you guess-wot-it-is-yet?”

No cheating. No clicking on the image to magnify it. No skipping through the Flickr feed. See if you can guess, just from that picture.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

14 replies on “The mysterious phone I’m testing”

Skype and skypephone logos are clearly in evidence on the sides 🙂 Is it worth waiting for? I'm upgrading on 3 in the next few days thanks to them changing some details on my price plan, giving me early cancellation or upgrade rights.

The 3mobilebuzz guys didn't send me one… boo hoo! 🙁 Yours truly's face was deemed good enough to grace their blog, but no preview S2 to play with! I'm hurt… 😉

Maybe they thought I'd er, like take pictures of the box and post 'em online or something??

The 3mobilebuzz guys didn't send me one… boo hoo! 🙁 Yours truly's face was deemed good enough to grace their blog, but no preview S2 to play with! I'm hurt… 😉

Maybe they thought I'd er, like take pictures of the box and post 'em online or something??

The 3mobilebuzz guys didn't send me one… boo hoo! 🙁 Yours truly's face was deemed good enough to grace their blog, but no preview S2 to play with! I'm hurt… 😉

Maybe they thought I'd er, like take pictures of the box and post 'em online or something??

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