Modu T touchscreen modular phone packs Brew OS; Android Modu W still to come

Oct 11, 2010
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Modu T touchscreen modular phone packs Brew OS; Android Modu W still to come

Modu held their launch event for the Modu T over the weekend, but expectations that it would be the company's first Android smartphone were disappointed.  Instead, the Modu T runs Qualcomm's Brew OS - like the HTC Smart - on a QSC6270 processor, with a custom swipe-controlled UI and a 2.2-inch 240 x 320 touchscreen.

There's also 2GB of onboard storage, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS (though there's no GPS app installed).  As with previous Modu devices, there are various "jackets" which can be used to expand the handset's capabilities.

The "camerafy" jacket adds a 5-megapixel camera, while the "textify" jacket gives it a full QWERTY keyboard.  Meanwhile the "sportfy" jacket adds route-tracking for exercise, and the "boostify" jacket has a speakerphone system.

Modu do have an Android handset in the works - the Modu W - which the company describes as a wi-phone.  The same size as the Modu T, and with a 2.2-inch display, it's unclear whether this will also have a 3G radio or rely solely on VoIP.

[via Gadgety and via TGSpot]

Press Release:

modu Introduces modu T

Kfar-Saba, Israel – October 10th, 2010 modu introduces modu T, a 3.5G touch phone which was awarded a Guinness World Record for being the lightest touch phone in the world. The modu T is a thin phone, it has a 2.2 inch touch screen and a memory card with 2GB memory capacity which can be extended up to 32GB. The phone includes extensive functionality which includes web access, Instant Messaging, direct links to different social networks, a built in FM radio, GPS, music player and more.

In addition, modu, in its new phone, has put an emphasis on voice quality and an easy to use and friendly User Interface, at an attractive price. modu T is being introduced today for the first time, and is expected to be launched soon in various countries.

modu T includes a wide variety of applications such as: YouTube™, Google™ Search, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, TuneWiki, eBuddy and Snaptu. modu T operates on Qualcomm’s Brew operating system.

Dov Moran, CEO and founder of modu, comments: “we are pleased and proud to introduce today our brand new products. We have undergone a difficult time in which we have learned, innovated and grew stronger and I truly believe that we are on the right track to becoming a leading company in its field. The mobile industry is considerable in size and is currently undergoing changes which would allow for companies like modu to enter the market and be worthy players in this industry.

modu T is unique in its modularity, enabling connectivity with the different “fy” devices, which allow it to have additional features and functionalities which extend the user experience to higher levels. This modularity allows each user to enjoy advanced functionalities which are specifically relevant to each such user, while enabling specific compatibility to such user’s changing needs and preferences. The connectivity to the “fy” devices is done through a unique technology developed by modu.

The modu T “fy” family of devices, which enhances and complete the user experience, includes:

• camerafy your modu T phone and capture moments while staying super compact. simply slide your modu T phone into the compact and intuitive 5MP camerafy and start capturing and sharing your most memorable moments.
• sportfy your modu T and instantly turn it into your exercise companion. You can listen to your favorite music, get training information during and after your workout and track your route and performance online.
• boostify your modu T phone and enjoy hands-free calls, your favorite songs & intuitive single key operations, all while staying connected.
• textify your modu T phone and instantly give it a full QWERTY keyboard makeover. So whether you want to answer your emails or type your funniest text messages, you can do it with ease. It also has a built in 5MP camera, for those moments when even a thousand words won’t do (the texitfy is scheduled for launch at the beginning of 2011).

In addition modu is scheduled to launch in the near future its modu W - a Wi-Fi based device with a touch screen operating on the Android operating system.

About modu:
modu was established in 2007 by Dov Moran, inventor of the USB Flash Drive (DiskOnKey™) and other innovative flash data storage devices. modu manufactures modular communication devices. With over 130 employees, modu has assembled a team with unparalleled competencies and experience in the consumer electronics and wireless / mobile world. Current and future products will include cellular and Wi-Fi devices that interface with range of supporting devices. modu is headquartered in Kfar-Saba, Israel, for more information visit our website at: www.modumobile.com


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