Lumigon has been teasing us with their sexy designs since February, and we’ve known for a couple of weeks that their T1 was set to launch on October 20th. But what once was a white slab running Android 2.1 has now apparently become a black, Scandinavian beauty with 2.2 and JIT buzzing away under the hood. Other specs remain the same, and the yet-to-be-seen-in-the-flesh gadgets are described at the Lumigon site as: Ultra small form factor smartphones with built-in remote controller, ultra-fast Freescale 1 GHz i.MX51 3D processor, TFT screen with capacitive touch, Wifi and bluetooth, A-GPS, 720P HDMI out, accelerometer, 5 mega pixel autofocus camera with flash, 3.5 mm jack for audio, FM receiver and FM transmitter.”
Lumigon used their Facebook page to show of their latest render, which also adds a D-pad to the control panel. Lumigon has not announced any change to the 10-key model of the series, called the S1. They’ve never said much about their E1 device, except this:
“Later this year, E1, one of the most fascinating phones ever produced, will be introduced to the market. It has a unique navigation system and a shape never experienced in mobile phones. “E1 is the most beautiful phone I have ever seen during my entire 10 year career in mobile business.” ~ Lumigon’s founder Lars Gravesen.
Now that’s exciting. Check out a press release from February under the embedded imaged below:
UNIQUE SCANDINAVIAN MOBILE PHONE
BARCELONA – February 15, 2010 – After two years of top secret international development work, Lumigon Corporation from Denmark is launching the first exclusive models of their mobile phone range. The models are based on open standards and Google’s newest state-of-the-art operating system Android 2.1 with a special Lumigon P-GUI software implementation, to give the user even more user-friendliness. Moreover, the ultra-fast Freescale i.MX51 processor is
utilized, as well as a TFT screen with capacitive touch, A-GPS, 720P HDMI out, an FM receiver and an FM transmitter.
“The phones have foundation in the Scandinavian heritage of contemporary design, coupled with the finest materials such as steel, aluminum and scratch-free glass. These uniquely designed phones are furthermore packed with features not seen in mobile phones before”, states Pekka Kotiranta, VP of Sales and Marketing, Lumigon.
Some examples of the most innovative features are a universal remote control, which facilitates the usage of mobile phone as control for home appliances, and an HDMI desk station which enables the phone to be used as a source for HDTV or regular television, e.g. to see pictures or movies, or to be used as a browser device with Lumigon’s new bluetooth
The first model, T1, shall reach the shops early Q2 this year, and the second one, S1, will be available toward the end of Q2. The difference between the models is that T1 is an elegant touch-screen phone, whilst S1 possesses additionally an in-built T9 keypad and slider in an extremely small form factor. The key features are the same in both phones. Later this year, E1, one of the most fascinating phones ever produced, will be introduced to the market. It has a unique navigation system and a shape never experienced in mobile phones. “E1 is the most beautiful phone I have ever seen during my entire 10 year career in mobile business”, says Lumigon’s founder Lars Gravesen.
“Interest toward the new phones has been overwhelming, pre-orders arriving from different parts of the world. The company has decided to launch the phones first in Nordic and selected European markets”, concludes Kotiranta, a VP level veteran from both Ericsson and Nokia.
Lumigon Corporation is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, having R & D facilities in London and manufacturing in metropolitan Hong Kong area. It is a privately held company having vast experience in consumer electronics, mobile software and distribution. Lumigon’s mobile platform M1 and proprietary software can also be found inside the new Ulysse Nardin Chairman mobile phone.