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Dropped call: Breaking down a broken cellphone

01 Sep 2006

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One man's trash is another man's treasure. That's the thought that ran through my mind when I discovered a Sanyo MM-8300 advanced cell phone, snapped into two pieces at the clamshell hinge and lying in the curb near my home office. What's under the phone's fashionable plastic skin, and how did Sanyo squeeze such a plethora of functions into a 85mm x 47mm x 25mm, 102g form factor?

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