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Entertainment Weekly Publishing Magazine With Fully Functional Android Phone Inside

Well, the marketing industry has hit either an all time high or an all time low depending on how you look at it. In a post from Mashable, they show that Entertainment Weekly’s Oct. 5 issue is going to feature an Android powered device inside for viewers to see live Twitter feeds and more. The phone, which is coupled with an attached battery, T-Mobile SIM card, and keyboard, was hacked by the Mashable crew to make calls and basically become a fully functional Android phone. 

EW is using the devices to advertise the CW’s Fall lineup, which must be pretty awesome (/s) considering they’re going to this type of length to bring awareness. Only 1,000 copies of this magazine will be sold, so if you plan on picking up a magazine with an embedded Android device, you may want to start camping out at your local newsstand tonight.

Via: Mashable

Cheers Anthony!

  • UntracedSim

    Man I wanna pick one of these up just for that sim card to see what I can get away with. Guess I’ll have to watch ebay to try and snag one from someone before they realize they may have free phone service in their hand lol

  • God she is so annoying. IT’S A PHONE. IT’S A PHONE. IT’S A PHONE. shut up.

  • lilkerv90210

    the tracking begins

  • The only good use for a BlackBerry currently.

  • Travis Shepherd

    Did anyone find out the brand/name of this phone?

  • I was so glad the female was there to provide an annoying retarded echo

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    I bet it will get ICS before my Thunderbolt does.

  • MKader17

    No no no, the magazine goes in the phone.. not the other way around!

    I bet that app developer gets fired.

    • Nardo


  • this about sums this article

  • Tim_Horton

    More rugged than most Samsung’s.

  • ryan

    its a phone, its a phone! its a phone!! its a phone!!!

  • Counsel Dew

    The new Nexus Mini? 😉

  • pull the sim out and put it in another tmobile phone lmao

  • Too bad there won’t be any of these in my area. I hate living in the middle of nowhere sometimes.

  • antinorm

    Can it be rooted?

  • Diablo81588



  • George264

    This woman got the job, just like Kristen Stewart got her job. Banged the boss.

  • Finire

    I so want one of those just to play with…

  • Buckoman

    Hey, Tim/Kellex, do you know what stores these are going to be in?

  • wheineman

    In all seriousness…I would go through some hoops to get this! Where do I begin the search for a copy? When do they hit news stands?

  • When is it going to get Jellybean? 🙂

  • TweetrGuy

    If there are only going to be a thousand of these are they going to certain stores? certain cities?

    • drparty

      Love to know this…

      • TweetrGuy

        Another mashable article says “It appears in 1,000 copies distributed across New York and Los Angeles.” I guess they don’t care about the rest of the country.

        • Daistaar

          Rest of what country?! New York is the Only Country in the Western Hemisphere (that matters)! LOL

          (Cue angry user’s who haven’t heard of that new invention…sarc-assssmm….)

  • Josh

    Bet it still gets ICS before the Bionic

    • Mapekz

      This joke will never get old. I feel sorry that I insisted my dad upgrade to a Bionic last year but then again there wasn’t much choice in terms of getting a last upgrade in before unlimited went away.

      • michael arazan

        not a choice? the rezound, razr, nexus, razr maxx gs3 all came out before the cut off to unlimited data and subsidized contracts stopped. Just sounds like you didn’t do any research on phones that were coming out to option out which phone is the best for you. Always do research especially if your going to be in a 2 year contract.

        • Mapekz

          Those apply if you already had a data plan to begin with. My dad did not so any data plan he was going to get after July (June?) 28th would have been 2 or 4 GB if I had not got him a Dinc2 or Bionic before the cutoff

          • StockGS3er

            Uh…I may be mistaken but Unlimited Data went away this year. Which if I’m correct is 2012. All of the phones listed above were available, as I was able to get a GS3 prior to Unlimited Data ending.

          • Fattie McDoogles

            Correct. They stopped OFFERING unlimited data last summer to people who didn’t already have it (Summer of 2011) but they didn’t stop allowing you to keep your unlimited data until this summer (Summer of 2012).

          • StockGS3er

            Thanks for the clarification. I guess since I already had Unlimited Data I didn’t pay attention to the offerings to those who didn’t. Their loss I suppose.

          • Mapekz

            Exactly; smartphones may be a given for all of us on this blog but a lot of people just got their first smartphones last or even this year. People need to factor that in (but it’s an Android enthusiast blog so, as demonstrated in this thread, few people will understand this initially).

          • alex drum

            you said that he was using your old OG. that is a smart phone. you have to have a data plan on a smart phone, on top of that you can change your data plan at any time during your contract. You posted something you that was incorrect and now are backtracking, just admit your mistake and move on.

          • alex drum

            this would be a valid point but he said his dad already had an OG, if he wanted unlimited data he should have just upgraded to it, you dont have to buy a “new” phone (was outdated 30 seconds after it came out) to change your data.

          • Dustin B.

            He could have kept his unlimited plan until the end of June, this year, and still gotten a subsidized contract. I upgraded from a Droid X to a Razr Maxx in May and still kept my unlimited data plan and got the subsidized phone. I agree with the previous poster, you didn’t do any research and weren’t stuck with the Bionic.

          • alex drum

            you should read this awesome sight called droid life, you would have known he would have kept his unlimited data, I know I did! from my Galaxy Nexus… with unlimited date.

    • jay

      Bet? How much? Ill take that bet right now

    • sonofskywalker3

      I’ve got Jelly Bean on mine. Had ICS for months before that.

      • JoshGroff

        This is why I never really care, the dev community always has us taken care of.

      • fixxmyhead

        yea buggy ass rom

    • paul_cus


    • Seanamous

      that is brilliant, sir. Fellow Bionic victim.

  • S.D.

    Wow, Plug a cable in and see if ADB recognizes it…

  • lando

    That is the most annoying woman ever.

  • Tim S

    So wait, really…if I put the T-Mobile sim on this phone on my phone…would i get free t-mobile?

    • Matthew Merrick

      i was thinking the same thing =D

      shame only 1000 to be made, no chance of me getting one…

  • Zach Armstrong

    That’s awesome.

  • nightscout13

    Still a phone.

  • cooksta32676

    S4pro inside?

  • Jigga_Z

    …so if I pop the SIM out of this and put it in my unlocked phone…free T-Mobile?

  • KB26


    in theaters october second.

  • Trevor

    Haha that’s pretty cool!

  • Ross Newhouse

    its the new iphone!

  • I am going to run to the nearest store and look for this thing!!

  • What’s this chicks deal? She’s just repeating everything he says… Shut the eff up!

    • Diablo81588

      Parrot woman.

    • J Nano

      couldn’t have said it better brotha. This is cool though i need one of these

    • JolleyMan

      She’s just repeating everything he says.

      • hey…. i see what you did there….

    • chaosrv

      She should be on Galaxy Quest

  • It’s a phone..It’s a phone

  • Nick Saulino

    Nope, it’s an Android phone. fast forward to 12:38. It’s running Gingerbread.

    • mikeGsays

      I think it’s actually Donut or Eclair, looks oooooooold…..

      • Nick Saulino

        Ha, probably is that old. I have no experience with devices before Gingerbread, so I guess i wouldn’t know.

        • C-Law

          Well gingerbread had a black status bar on top. Froyo and earlier was white

      • zepfloyd

        It’s Eclair or Froyo. (2.1 or 2.2)

    • azndan4

      Froyo, man!

    • jab416171

      That’s definitely cupcake, donut, eclair or froyo. GB’s notification bar is black.

  • An comparison between this Magazine Page vs. the *phone 5 would be appreciated.

    • to me it would beat the iPhone 5 hands down for one single reason….It runs Android!

  • Guest

    If you watch the video, it is a Blackberry phone powered by Android.

    • pezjono

      Um……… if you watch the video, it is running Android. It is also in Chinese.

    • mikeGsays

      The first Chinese blackberry running Android, huh?

    • Dan Livingston

      nope, it is a blackberry clone. Did you watch the video?

    • c4v3man

      Looks alot like a windows mobile phone, almost like a motorola Q. It’s not, but looks close.

  • KleenDroid