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Penck

by Josh Rubin in Tech on 18 February 2005

Penck Mobile 3

Apparently released in Japan today, the Penck was designed by Makoto Saito and Kumiko Hitomi. It's quite elegant in its simplicity and from what I can gather looking at the pictures on the site, it has all the latest features you'd expect in a phone.

Thanks to Fumi for translating the site! English version after the jump.

p.2 OVAL FORM
to keep it simple, there's no sub screen. buttons and camera is merged with the body perfectly to ensure smooth form.

p.3 COLORING
first in its kind, it has a steamed coating(?).
the colors are accuretly recreated from Makoto Saito's vision. The re-charger uses Logium (?) to keep the look consistant, instead of the normal gold coating.

p.5 VISUAL DESIGN
Saito Makoto Design Room created all the screen animations, usng Flash.

p.6 CHARGER AND ADAPTER
Form of the desktop charger mirrors the form of the phone itself. You can use the phone as you keep it on the charger.

p.7 EZ Chaku-Uta (musical ring tone/player)
It is a EZ Chaku Uta Full (R) ready. you can turn it into a music player with the ear phones.

p.8 STEREO SPEAKER
You can use the stereo speaker for playing EZ Chaku Uta, as well as contents such as Game and Movie.
Using the sound processor "DiMagic Virtualizer X," it recreates a high level stereo sound, including 3 kinds of Sound Effect.

p.8 SOUND DESIGN
Unique sound, directed by Makoto Saito

p.9 FEATURES
high quality WIN application, including EZ Navi Walk (navigator), EZ Chaku Uta, Flash, EZ Appli
Camera uses 1.24m CCD, you can shoot images up to 1280x960. 4 layer thin lens.
Also includes Barcode Reader Application, which is directly connected with the address book, URL access, phone, or mail.

P.10 MiniSD memory
EZ Navi Walk (you may use it with the Barcode Reader)
SD Video You can watch the TV shows, recorded in the ASF format, on the screen. Features include chapters and speed forwarding, and the replay can last up to 3 hours for the long viewing.

P.11 PENCK Original website
CLUB PENCK is a site, exclusively for the PENCK users. You can access with a click of a button.

P.12, 13, 14 SPEC

P.15 PRFILE
Of Makoto Saio

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