Philips Xenium 9@9j can use standard AAA batteries; Available in Asia

Philips Xenium 9@9j

At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Philips has demoed one of its latest handset – Xenium 9@9j. Just like the rest of 9@9 series, this one also has an excellent battery life plus (pause for the drums), it can also use standard AAA batteries as a source of power. To be fair, single triple A battery is used as a backup but nevertheless it’s a great idea. You know those moments when your phone is dying and you would do anything for few extra minutes? That’s exactly the problem Philips is trying to solve with the 9@9j.

Anyway, the device boasts quad-band GSM/GPRS radio, 176×220 262K color screen, 1.3 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, FM radio, media player and of course the microSD memory slot. We’re not sure, exactly where in Asia you can grab it, nor how much it costs…

[Via: Unwired View]

  • David E. Lewis

    Wallgreens sells a cell phone accessory that lets you use any standard AA battery to recharge and/or power almost any cell phone. This device costs less than $7 and comes with power adapters for most phones. It has been on sale for months.

  • houston88

    This is a phone that will never let you disconnected. Even those external chargers could be forgotten at home and you are still stucked… This idea is simple and it just rocks!

  • Jeremy Stevens

    I think this concept is just great and moreover, simple to understand. With this new device from Philips you can talk for 8 hours only on the Li-Ion and add 3 more hours on one single AAA that you can buy anywhere and for cheap.

    Also what I like is that regarding the environment issue, they guys from Philips had thought about it and added a rechargeable capability. Means that you can use those rechargeable AAA’s and the phone itself will charge it when the wall charger is plugged. So basically, you have 11 hours of talk time available + the peace of mind that if you are out of power, you insert a cheap AAA that you can get anywhere.

    Superb concept. Wish Nokia or SE could launch a phone like this in the US. VERY PRACTICAL.

  • elle

    does anyone know where one can purchase this phone?

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