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RED (yes, that RED) announces a $1200 smartphone, unclear if battery is included in price

RED (yes, that RED) announces a $1200 smartphone, unclear if battery is included in price

Would you pony up $1200 for a smartphone that doesn't ship until Q1 2018, has no published specifications, and is manufactured by a company that has never built a phone before? Probably not. But, if you are so bold, RED has announced the Hydrogen today, and they will happily take between 1200 and 1600 of your dollars for the privilege of owning one [if it ever comes to exist].

What processor does the Hydrogen have? We don't know. What version of Android does it run? Unclear. How big is the battery? Unknown. Is a battery included? Legitimately good question. (If this reference is not familiar to you, I highly recommend this video.)

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[What] Neptune Announces The $800 Neptune Duo: Basically A Smartwatch And A Dumb Phone, Which Makes No Sense

[What] Neptune Announces The $800 Neptune Duo: Basically A Smartwatch And A Dumb Phone, Which Makes No Sense

Imagine somebody tells you they have an idea for a revolutionary new bicycle. Except it has a gas engine. And headlights. And can be driven at up to 35MPH. You might - mistakenly! - contend that what this person is talking about is in fact a motorcycle, and that it already exists, and why on earth would you invent a motorcycle with skinny bike tires, a tragically low top speed, cantilever brakes, and no sprung suspension (concerns of cost aside)? This, though, ignores the fact that it is in many ways different from a motorcycle, does most of what you need a motorcycle to do, and is categorically worse at every single one of those things.

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