updated 03:00 pm EST, Fri November 24, 2006
Sagem Surfer Cellphone
French cellphone maker Sagem today unveiled a special variant of its my400v handset targeted at surfers. The company has partnered with surfing gear producers Oxbow to customize both the look and content of the phone. Similar to the Miami Ink RAZR, the new Sagem device features tattoo-like outer shell art; however, it also comes preloaded with surfing-related software, according to cellular provider Vodafone. Subscribers with the Oxbow-tailored phone can more easily keep track of weather, find beachside accommodations, and download Oxbow media. Technical features remain unchanged and are distinguished by a VGA camera. The phone will initially be limited to Vodafone's French affiliate SFR but is likely to make an appearance in the near future for the UK and other European countries where Vodafone operates.