The Israeli Modu has announced a new variation to their mini telephones that come with skins providing extendable functions. The Modu T, a Brew mobile that is HSPA compatible has been released.
Modu created a lot of noise during the MWC 2008 show by unveiling a very unusual telephone: it was a mini mobile that could be inserted in a dedicated skin which then provided the phone with additional functions.
You could transform the Modu into a handset with keyboard or a telephone with digital camera, or even use a decorated shell which you could use as an accessory. While sales of the device proved to be more difficult then planned, the company continued to launch variations to their mini mobile.
The Modu T is also a device which is GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA compatible with a 2.2" display and 2 GB of memory, extendible up to 32GB through the use of a memory card. It also contains a GPS module, FM Radio and uses Qualcomm’s Brew platform.
Special skins to add functions The first version of Modu was only GSM/GPRS, limiting the user’s possibilities. The Modu T has now corrected this by offering high speed mobile, which will be exploited by the tactile interface, and a range of pre-installed Brew applications.
The Modu T can be inserted into specific skins (the Fy family) which provide particular functions and creates themes: camerafy (5 mega pixel camera), sportfy, boostify, textify (full keyboard for messaging)...
The company recognises that they made a few strategic mistakes at the device’s launch which has prevented a large uptake, but has promised that Modu T will soon be launched in numerous countries... while awaiting the Modu W, a WiFi compatible device which will operate the Android mobile OS.