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xcute DV1 three megapixel cameraphone less toy-like on second take

Jesse D. Lewin

xcute DV1We covered this phone back when it was the X-cute V8, but now Taiwan's Yan Chuan Communication have changed their name to xcute Mobile of Taiwan and renamed their little flip-phone the xcute DV1. Pretty much the first GSM/GPRS handset with a 3 megapixel camera built-in, this tri-band (900/1800/1900) handset has clearly been designed around the camera. And while it falls clearly into the category of 'short and stubby', the DV1 does include a 640x240 main display kicking out 16.7m colors, and a 96x64 OLED sub-display.  The camera also shoots 640x480 video at 30fps, and stores all of this still and video content on either 20MB of internal storage or the miniSD card of your fancy. The only major drawback is the lack of Bluetooth.

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