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Ownphone, the minimalist cellphone is launched !

While modern-day smartphones like those produced by Apple and Samsung have put a bunch of cool features into our pockets, turning the portable telephone into a computer, personal organizer, games console, and more besides, Cycell takes the opposite route offering an inexpensive, easy to use handset stripped down to the bare essentials.

This week, CyCell launched its own consumer brand OwnFone – the world’s first personalised mobile phone. Designed for use only in the UK, it represents a rather novel take on the mobile phone with its customizable nature and simplistic design.

OwnFone’s interface features just enough buttons to cover the basics: from 2 for the handset sports, to a maximum of twelve contact buttons. Before purchasing you’ll need to pick up to 12 different contacts you want to see featured on your cellphone, and the phone will then be shipped with buttons dedicated to each number, and with with a contact’s name printed on. There’s no option to dial actual numbers, as every contact is programmed and stored in the cloud, so it is highly recommended to include emergency services to your choice. To make a call, the user simply selects the relevant contact name to make the desired call.

The others remaining buttons turn the phone on and off, answer and hangup calls, and adjust the volume. There’s no support for SMS messaging, no display (a blue light indicates that the phone is ready to place a call), and, obviously, no keypad to dial numbers with. OwnFone measures 7 mm (0.2 inches) thick and weighs 40 g (almost 1.5 oz), which is around a third the weight of an iPhone 4.

Due to its limited functionality, the OwnFone is best positioned as a backup or secondary phone, although its simplicity makes it particularly well-suited for children and some elderly individuals.

The handset itself will cost you £55 (about US $87) and is currently only available in the UK. You can personalize the phone’s color and design to your taste on OwnFone’s website.

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