updated 12:05 pm EDT, Wed September 20, 2006
Zenum Opus Operis
Smartphones have been designed in the past for style, but few to the same extent as an upcoming model by Jared Goh, who recently designed the luxury Black Diamond phone for Sony-Ericsson. The Opus Operis from fledgling manufacturer Zenum promises to compete with the current wave of Windows Mobile 5 smartphones while adding a relatively unique set of features. Its design is by far its best advantage: in addition to a minimalist QWERTY keyboard and navigation buttons, the design opts for a 2.5-inch screen that is smaller than the more common 3-inch displays found on the Motorola Q and iMate Jaq. Also relatively unique is a sliding cover on the back that hides the 2-megapixel camera and the inclusion of a 1GB microSD card. Zenum is likely to ship the Opus Operis in November, according to sources, though its intended price and markets are unknown.