It is in Brazil and Canada that Motorola has announced the Motokey EX117, a smartphone equipped with three slots for SIM cards! It also embeds a 2″ screen with a resolution of 220 x 176 pixels, a 2 MPx camera, a full keyboard, a microSD slot, Bluetooth, a FM tuner or a dedicated button to Facebook. No price announced.
If 2 SIM cards just aren’t enough for you, this is for you — LG is launching the A290 this February 2012 which contains a somewhat-absurd three SIM slots. There have been a few handsets with tri-SIM slots released, but LG’s model looks like the first from a major manufacturer — but so far it has only been announced for release in Russia. That’s just as well, because there’s not much else to distinguish this featurephone, which has a 2.2-inch screen and 1.3 megapixel camera.
It’s set to feature a 2.2-inch display @ 176×220 pixels, a 1.3-megapixel camera with flashlight, and a 1500 mAh battery. It all comes in at the fairly compact size of 113.5 x 51 x 12.95mm. Whether or not all three SIM cards will be active at the same time remains to be seen.
The A290 should be arriving in Russia by late February for about €75.
Still, those three SIM slots will come in handy when trying to use the cheapest network you can get on, or to easily get on the same network as friends and take advantage of more friendly intra-network rates. While we don’t expect to see this device stateside any time soon, it wouldn’t surprise us to see more triple-SIM phones start to trickle out from other manufacturers.
Another great triple sim cellphone was announced by G’FIVE. Here is the press release:
G’FIVE Launches G303 Touch & Type Phone and G616 Triple-SIM QWERTY Phone
G’FIVE Mobile has launched two new mobile phones in India, the G’FIVE G303, a touch and type phone a with unique form factor, and the G’FIVE G616, a feature-rich tri-SIM QWERTY phone.
The G’FIVE G303 is a dual-SIM phone with features such as a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen, dual speakers, dual camera (1.3 Megapixel camera with flash at the rear and a digital camera in front), 850mAh battery, short range wireless connectivity with A2DP, LED torch, expandable memory up to 8 GB and analog TV. It comes with an attractive carry case, which houses an additional detachable battery (700mAh).
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