Modu’s Android-based Micro Smartphone

If the current staple of smartphones out there is too big for you Modu may be just what you are looking for.

The Israeli company, Modu makes phones that weigh just 1.4 ounces, in comparison to the iPhone 4G weighs about 4.8 ounces.

So far, Modu’s phones have used a proprietary version of it’s own operating system, giving rise to complaints about the dated user interface.

Change could be in the offing as Modu is looking to introduce a new version of its phone that runs Android OS. A video showing a tiny Modu phone and some of the key screens has surfaced (above).  The phone is a blockish looking device, with a seemingly pure plastic bezel. The screen isn‚Äôt completely square, but it‚Äôs close.

Moving to Android OS certainly makes news but the phone still has some drawbacks; it lacks 3G capability and a capacitive touchscreen, hence the accomanying stylus. At the least it seems to be running version 1.5 of Android, but certainly nothing higher than version 1.6.

Keep in mind this is just a prototype, so design and features could change between now and final product. The phone comes with an FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD slot.  

Modu seems so welded to the idea of a small phone that everything is secondary.  A pint-sized phone is enough to get consumer attention but whether it is likely to keep it, is the question, especially when its smartphone peers are turning into powerful little computers.


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