If you’re a cell phone manufacturer and you want to appeal to billions of Chinese smokers, the answer seems fairly obvious. Design a cell phone that resembles a pack of cigarettes, complete with authentic warning label. The real kicker is that the battery case slides open to reveal a compartment that holds seven real cigarettes.
The phone runs on dualband GSM, takes microSD cards, plays MP3, has a color screen and a VGA camera on the side. If you’re willing to pay $175 you will get a VIP kit that contains the phone, a pack of Chonghwa branded cigarettes and a lighter. As if cigarettes weren’t bad enough, now they will have the added benefit of cell phone radiation brewing in their little compartment.
Still, it’s sure to be a hit with many die-hard smokers who have failed to kick the habit.