NEC may serve up a 'Flask' phone

Details are scant, but it appears to use a liquid power source.

Chip Chick

Maybe goth isn't the gadget trend of 2008 after all. The theme of choice this year might well be the flask.

Last week Iomega tipped its hand, perhaps literally, with a new hard drive that was suspiciously flask-like in appearance. Now, only a few days later, we get word of the "NEC Flask," apparently a mobile phone of some kind that is said to be powered by liquid fuel as seen through its tinted but transparent casing.

The handset will also supposedly sport touch-sensitive navigation and possibly a touch screen as well, though Chip Chick says no other details are available. Who would have thought that mobile phones would be modeled after those old disposable lighters?

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