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Modu T: World's lightest touchscreen phone

The new Modu T
The new Modu T

Modu has announced the next generation in its modular mobile phone range, the Modu T – dubbed the world's lightest touchscreen phone.

The new device will feature a widget-based touch interface, and multiple 'jackets' which it can slot into to boost functionality.

Modu expects a number of high end functions for the phone, including turning it into a full digital camera, photo frame, music player as well as linking it up with a larger PC, simply by slotting it into a new case.

Simple UI

It will have a simple user interface, with preloaded content and applications, although there's no price for the Modu T as yet.

The new touchscreen device is set for a UK release date of Q4 2010, according to the company.

In related news, Modu is releasing the Modu 1, the world's lightest mobile phone, in the UK – after a wait of nearly two years.

It will be sold SIM free from purelygadgets.com, and will cost £130, with the jackets costing extra. It packs a 1.3-inch OLED screen and 2GB of memory, with sports, fashion and camera cases to upgrade its function.

We first saw the Modu 1 back in 2008, and again in 2009 at Mobile World Congress – and it seems apart from a software overhaul, very little has changed about the device that's already launched in multiple other territories – so it will be interesting to see if the modular concept is enough to help this new sell in high numbers.

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth was in charge of phones, tablets and wearables at TechRadar for the best part of a decade and now runs the entire editorial team. He can instantly recommend the best phone for you, or can be found running around the nearest park with the latest fitness tech strapped to his wrist, head or any other applicable body part.