• ADzero–Bamboo Smartphone– Becoming Reality

    By Clove , October 30, 2012 - Leave a comment

    Sometimes it is not all about the hardware, design is important too.

    We have posted a couple of times on the blog here at Clove about how we are really interested in the ADzero Bamboo smartphone.

    It is so refreshing to see a small startup like this grow.  The ADzero team are re-thinking smartphone design, to give something that is just that little bit different, you could even say special.

    Slowly and surely they have developed the design and they have now finalised this.

    The specs have been confirmed too:

    • Processor: 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos 4 Quad
    • Display: 4.5-inch TFT LCD with 720×1280 HD Resolution, 326ppi
    • Handset Dimensions: 134 x 68 x 11.8 mm
    • Operating System: Stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich + ADAOS (Open Bootloader)
    • Networks: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz; UMTS/HSPA+ 1900/2100MHz
    • Memory: 1GB DDR2 with 16GB internal storage
    • Battery Capacity: 2050 mAh
    • Cameras: Rear-facing 8MP f/2.0 back illuminated sensor with RingFlash, 0.3MP front-facing camera
    • WiFi: 802.11b/g/n

    The project is due to hit Kickstarter soon, and this gives you an opportunity to pick up one of these handsets, or simply pledge your support.  Although subject to change here is what is likely to be on offer:

    Pledge $10 or more

    Support us! We will be forever grateful for your contribution to our project and we will recognise you as an original backer by including your name on our website and in the box of every ADzero shipped.

    Pledge $30 or more

    Dress in style! As a thank you for your contribution, you will receive an official AD tshirt!

    Pledge $50 or more

    Thank You Memento. We will include a thank you video from our team along with high-quality images of the story behind AD packed into an AD USB. You will also become part of our advisory community that help us to develop future products.

    Pledge $100 or more

    The Bambot. You will receive the AD mascot, the Bambot (the bamboo robot). The Bambot is carved from bamboo and can be used as a paper-weight, toy, or purely for your own decorative amusement!

    Pledge $300 or more

    Make a Deposit! Secure your place to get your hands on the ADzero bamboo smartphone upon launch. This deposit will go towards your final cost of $600. You will save $100 off the retail price of $700.

    Pledge $500 or more

    Early Bird Special. To show our appreciation and excitement towards our earliest handset users, you will save $200 off the retail price of $700. You will be guaranteed a handset and be the first in line to receive and start using the ADzero; you’ll definitely be the talk of the town!

    Pledge $700 or more

    Designer Edition ADzero. You will receive an Exclusive limited edition version of the ADzero handset only available throughout the duration of our Kickstarter campaign.

    Pledge $10,000 or more

    Limited Edition ADzero Handset (Plus custom engraving), 3 Day visit to China, Meet Jerry (COO) and the team in China also witness how the ADzero is produced first hand.

    Pledge $10,000 or more

    Limited Edition ADzero Handset (Plus custom engraving) – 3 Day visit to London, UK – VIP Invitation to our launch event – Lunch with designer, Kieron-Scott.

    The AD Team would like to highlight the handset, once on the market next year, will be priced at approximately $700, potentially $200 more than through Kickstarter

    Source: ADzero Newsletter


    This article was written by a member of the Clove Team. Clove is a specialist provider of mobile technology products, including smartphones, tablets, wearables, connected home products, memory cards and associated accessories.


  • What a great idea something really fresh and different keep up the great work .
    much better than all the plastic phones on the market.
    will have to get when it comes out

  • This basically means you can get a cutting edge phone for just over £300. Wow.
    Between this and the Nexus 4 there is some great value tech out there for not a lot of cash.

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