Tiny, take-apart handset enters the record books
Not so much a phone, more a USB key?
Israeli manufacturer Modu Mobile has officially created the world’s lightest handset, with recognition from Guinness World Records. Its eponymous handset also comes apart to allow complete customisation.
Modu's Modu: on the small side
Dubbed Modu, the 40.1g handset measures just 72 x 37 x 7.8mm. Despite its diminutive proportions and domino-esque design, the Modu still includes many of the functions of a standard mobile phone. Bluetooth is present and there’s 1GB on internal storage, in additional to a five-megapixel camera.
Slip it into different 'jackets' for different looks
It also comes apart to slot into various ‘jackets’ to give the handset different looks. Sections of the handset can be taken off of the main unit. For example, slide the phone’s keypad off and you reveal a USB connector, allowing the display and storage section to be slotted into a laptop.
Connect it to your computer
The manufacturer said that sections of the handset, such as its camera, can also be removed as required.
Modu Mobile claims to have signed agreements with several big-name manufacturers, such as storage company SanDisk, record label Universal and in-car stereo manufacturer Blaupunkt, which suggests that Modu will be heavily music orientated.
The USB connector is expected to allow it to be hooked up directly to Blaupunkt car hi-fi headers, for example.
The Modu is expected to launch into Europe during Q4, but it's not yet known how much it will cost. However, the handset will be on display at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
OK let's get your boycott's on
Righto, you don't want to buy anything from a country that's behaved badly in that region so lets go
Eqypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq - Invaded Israel in 1948
Israel - afterwards invaded all of the above except Iraq
USA - supported and supplied Israel
Russian (ex-ussr) supported and supplied most of the rest
UK and France - Former colonial powers left a bit of a mess (oh and tried to invade Egypt later)
Iran - supplying most anyone who want to shoot an Israli
Saudi Arabia funding PLO
Turkey- Military agreements with Israel
Germany - supplies Israli Milltiary
I could go on......
I can't really understand the thinking...
I think the political actions of Israel are deplorable, disgusting and intolerable. I also think the same of the UK, US and pretty much every country on the planet.
I don't boycott Israeli products, but I do avoid the coke corp (not as easy as you may think).
I think its wrong to target nations when its the folks on the ground who would suffer first and the heads & corporates who would walk away with their pockets full.
I've yet to meet anyone who could consider themselves a 100% ethical shopper and not be deluding themselves.
The thing I can't stand is the persecution card played by all religious folk, that and tiny phones with bits that are easy to lose!
do not want.
Stop and think a bit
how would you treat your neighbor if for the last 50 years or so he's been firing rockets into your backyard and you know the entire neghbourhood would love to see your house burn down with you in it. Chances are you'd want to nuke the bastards given the opportunity. So all in all I figure the Israelies have been holding back and been very nice given the treatment they've been getting.
Hope the anti Isreal posters...
... check that all of their gadgets don't have any Israeli designed chips in them.
I also hope they aren't watching Sky TV either. That'd just make them hypocrites.
Re: RE: "will not buy from Israel"
Israel may be a legitimate political entity and as soon as it retreats back to its own borders (not the ones it thinks it has but its actual borders) and allows the Palestinian people free access in and out of, and around, their own country then I will happily start buying goods made there. They don't even need to let them into Israel itself if they don't want to as that is their decision to make - provided that they allow some method of getting between Gaza and the West Bank.
When it comes to whether other invading countries are on my "try to not shop" list then I look at the reasons behind the invasion and whether they look like they will be permanent. So Afghanistan and Iraq are OK as the people their will probably be better off at the end of it AND you don't see the Americans building new homes for their populace in the middle of Kandahar; can't say the same about the Israelis though.
If I have a choice then I'll always choose ethically sourced goods over non-ethically sourced however we don't always have that choice (at least not without going bankrupt) and yes, that means trying not to buy Chinese goods wherever possible. However we don't always have the choice and when it comes to components it really is a case of not knowing.
As for the Che Guevara posters, sorry he isn't really my cup of tea - would rather have a poster of Thatcher up on my wall any day!