Ever notice how often you lose your TV remote, but how rarely lose track of that social lifeline you call a smartphone? So did the folks at Denmark-based Lumigon, that's why they've put their Scandinavian heads together to build the Lumigon T2, a Android 4.0 smartphone that's also a universal remote control. In addition to this handset's 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel rear facing camera and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower sound, this phone's northern lip can copy commands from remote controls and emulate them using on screen buttons or programmable gestures. Above the T2's 3.8-inch Gorilla glass screen is a dual-action "activity button" that can reportedly be programmed to perform any function the phone has to offer -- like activating an LED flashlight, initiating speed-dial or even turning on and off your TV. Sound pretty sweet? Sure it is -- just don't lose it in the couch. The T2 is scheduled to hit select markets in Europe in Asia later this year, hit the break for the official press release.
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Lumigon unveils T2, a stylish high-end smartphone

The new smartphone T2 from Lumigon integrates a sleek Scandinavian design, audio by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, latest version of the AndroidTM platform and several innovative features. It will be available in selected markets in Europe and Asia during the first half of 2012.

COPENHAGEN, 27 February 2012 – Today, Lumigon, a Scandinavian designer and producer of consumer electronics, unveils a new high-end smartphone called T2. It is designed to stand out from the crowd and enable the user to make a stylish statement.

"With T2 we wanted to present a smartphone that signifies an alternative to the common choices in the market. We believe there is a demand for something new, with a different look and a different story. T2 offers advanced features and a sophisticated design for the style conscious consumer," says Lars Gravesen, CEO of Lumigon.

A distinctive design
T2 is designed with clear references to Lumigon's origins in terms of Scandinavian design traditions renowned for simple and solid elegance. This is seen in the chosen materials – stainless steel and glass – as well as the minimalistic composition of the device.

"When drawing T2, we envisioned a trimmed smartphone with an ultra-sharp screen in a compact and streamlined cover. Still, the design shouldn't compromise any functionality. Thus for example, you can barely see the camera and volume buttons on the side, but you feel them clearly when holding the device in your hand," explains Line Thomsen, Head of Design at Lumigon.

Control at hand
The combination of an infrared remote control integrated in the top of T2 and a built-in learn function turns T2 into a universal remote control.

"All it takes is pointing an infrared remote control to the top of T2, pressing the desired command, and it will be recorded into the memory of the smartphone. Then you have an easy end convenient access to operate your TV or music center. T2 is even able to recognize your gestures. This means that you can for instance navigate menus on a screen by the wave of your hand," explains Lars Gravesen from Lumigon.

Another distinguishable feature on T2 is the activity button above the screen. It can be programmed to perform any desired function, even when the phone is locked. For instance, long press to turn on the flashlight and short press to call a friend.

Furthermore T2 features a 3.8" ultra-sharp screen with high resolution. It is powered by a 1.4 Ghz QualcommTM SnapdragonTM processor, which offers a fast and seamless browsing experience.

Availability
T2 will be launched in selected markets in Europe and Asia during first half of 2012.