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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 has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.