Fancy a swanky new phone, but don’t want to brave the slick-haired wideboys in your local mobile retailer? Help will soon be at hand courtesy of Motorola, which has unveiled a self-service vending machine selling mobiles, Bluetooth headsets, car chargers and other accessories.
So far, two of the ‘INSTANTMOTO’ machines have been installed, in San Francisco International Airport and Macy’s State Street store in Chicago. Motorola says they’ll be installed in 20 locations around the US by November, focusing on airports and shopping centres.
Presumably they take credit cards, rather than the small change you’d usually cobble together to buy a Mars Bar or Coke. Be warned, Brits, I’m not sure what reaction you’d get if you stroll onto a UK-bound flight clutching a mobile phone in your duty-free bag, given the current restrictions.