Jul, 27 2010

Modu’s not made much noise in the Android world, but they’re still working to change that. Their Android-based handset – which we’ll conveniently call the ModuPhone, for now – is pretty interesting. It’s a blockish looking device that seems to enjoy pure plastic bezel. The screen isn’t entirely square (think Motorola Charm’s screen rotated 90 degrees), but it’s pretty close.

Thankfully, our gracious tipster chimed in with some early details regarding what you can expect hardware wise. One of the biggest things that surprised me is that it lacks 3G: you’ll only be able to gather your bits of data through a WiFi connection. We’re not sure if this is only true for the prototype model, but we’ve checked back in with our contact for clarification.

The device includes an FM radio (headset required), a stylus (which leads us to believe it’s a resistive touchscreen opposed to capacitive), a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD card slot (not sure how much memory it’s expandable to). At the least, it looks to be running Android 1.5 but most certainly isn’t running anything higher than 1.6. Other than that, there’s nothing else we can extract from what we’ve been shown today.

This is just a prototype so design and features may very well change between now and product launch (whenever that may be). If we’re able to grab some more images and video of this in action (as well as more official details for your reading pleasure) we’ll work our hardest to provide those.

[Thanks, Dani Fichman and Yuval Kesten!]