Matrix Phone Reviewed

C|Net has got a first look at the Samsung SPH-N270 “Matrix Phone, just like the one in the movie (that is, it LOOKS like the phone in the movie). The tri-band phone for Sprint PCS has a hidden 65,000 color screen behind a pop-up earpiece, plus polyphonic ringtones and “voice tones” (including one by Morpheus) and a bunch of other little software nuggets. Nothing revolutionary though, and no IR, no Bluetooth, and no GPRS. In other words, if you want to spend $500 to contribute to overhyping a movie, go right ahead, but you’ll wish you got a t68i.