April 2, 2008
The world's largest working cell phone
A Chinese man is hoping to get in the record books after creating what he claims is the world's largest working mobile phone. [via Ananova]
"Mr Tan, of Songyuan city, says his 3ft high phone, which weighs 48lbs, is an exact copy of his own phone - but 620 times bigger.
A local journalist tested the phone by making calls and sending text messages and pronounced it completely functional, reports City News.
Tan says it has all the functions of a normal phone, with a built-in camera and internet access but has to be plugged into the mains as he hasn't managed to build a big enough battery.
"The only other difference is that I didn't incorporate the vibrate function," he said."
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