Usually, companies like Samsung tout their tiny phones packed with big features and functions. This time, Samsung and Cricket are making noise about a 13-foot high, 15-foot long phone.
The “world’s largest working cell phone” is part of a marketing blitz the companies staged yesterday in downtown Chicago, where the phone is on display through March 15. Visitors to the city’s Pioneer Court can make as many free calls as they want on the phone, which is a working replica of a Samsung Messager phone.
The event not only attracted attention, it garnered a Guinness World Record. A Guinness executive was on hand to record the feat.
The actual Messager phone, sold through Cricket, is equipped with a slide-out qwerty keyboard, built-in 1.3-megapixel digital camera and MP3 player, as well as a variety of downloadable applications and games. The phone includes a MicroSD slot for a removable memory card for storing music and photos.
The world’s largest working cell phone coincides with Cricket’s launch in Chicago. By March 17, Cricket products and services will be available in 26 retail stores and 650 dealer locations in the Chicago-land area.