The most important feature on the Tianyu B832 isn’t that it’s got a sleek black casing, or that it rocks a 2.0 megapixel camera. The biggest selling feature is that it was designed with anti-theft in mind. Should you get the handset swiped out from under you and the thief decides to swap out the SIM card in an effort to get away with the heinous crime, the Tianyu B832 will automatically explode and render the thief immobilized, but seriously, it will send an SMS message to your old number. To receive that text message, you’ll need a new phone with your same old phone number, but when you do get it, the message will tell you the number associated with the new SIM card, and thus, you can help track down the bad guy. What’s more, you can remotely lock the phone the moment it hops back on the network, whether it’s got your old SIM or some new SIM.
The dual-band GSM candybar also comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA TFT display, 2.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth A2DP, flight mode, TV-out, and microSD expansion. The aforementioned camera can also be used as a webcam when connected to a computer. Look for the Tianyu at a retailer near you (if you happen to be in Hong Kong or China only, though) for about US$225.