Ancient cell phone modded into media center PC


Now THIS, my friends, is a mod. An enterprising Finnish fellow has gutted a super old Mobira Talkman cell phone kit and installed a home theater PC inside of it. That’s impressive, yes, but what’s more impressive is that he fit a USB hub, Wi-Fi card, sound card, and a 128×128 OLED screen into the handset. Oh, and it works for VOIP calls to boot.


The project took about 40 hours to complete, so you could conceivably build something similar over a caffeine- and nicotine-infused weekend. You’d have to then take a few days off to actually enjoy the fruits of your labor, though.


Check out the full write-up at — plenty more photos as well.

[via Reg Hardware]