'In Soviet Russia' Joke Goes Here

Ty Dunitz September 15 Design
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Despite Soviet heritage, I don’t pretend to know more Russian than I learned watching James Bond movies through my childhood. Basically, I know ‘yes’, ‘no’, and a host of Russian swear words slipped slyly past the ratings board.

That being said, as you can probably guess, I don’t have much information on the video you’re watching, there, beyond the fact that it’s Russian President Dmitry Medvedev handling a 4G prototype phone with a display on either side.

This would, of course, come off as entirely ridiculous, but if I’m not mistaken, that back screen appears to be e-ink. Totally rocking if you need to see the time or the weather or the twitter at a glance in direct sunlight. Bitchin’.

The only other details on this mysterious piece of tech are that it will be an Android, and it will be released ‘not earlier than May 2011’.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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  • Andrew

    I guess I will translate:

    Medvedev: “What is the benefit of the Russian people from this phone? Wages will still receive the Taiwanese. And technology, too, not ours. Probably not bought for small money. In general, a typical sawing Bubble.”

  • My Russian is 10 years old, but it’s a prototype of a phone to be built in russia. The screen isn’t real, it’s just a mock up. The big story here (for Russia) is that it’s to be built and designed in Russia; which hasn’t been know for it’s fabrication or electronics.

    • Matjaz

      The company mentioned is Iskratel, that company is a Slovenian company, they exporting to Russia and have subsidiary in Russia but still not really Russian company.