Sharp: Watch for a trend

: Watch for a trend in designer-name phones. Fierce Wireless, a newsletter, reports that Nextel is introducing a Swiss Army phone:

Nextel Communications yesterday announced what may be the coolest development for the smart phone segment: the Swiss Army phone. The new handset, officially called the Nextel i90c Swiss Army Special Edition, is a Motorola manufactured unit that Nextel has co-branded with Victorinox, the famous maker of Swiss Army knives. Victorinox helped design the device, which features a translucent red plastic shell and a red screen backlight and comes equipped with text versions of “The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook” and a first aid manual. The i90c also comes with a Swiss Army knife and will be available November 1 for $250.