Tuesday, August 23, 2005

A Communicator Only A Trekkie Could Love

For all the Trekkie/gadget geeks out there, Joseph Laszlo at JupiterResearch blogs that a company called Sona Mobile will build and market a cellphone to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek. The phone will be based on a communicator from the original Star Trek televison series and is scheduled to hit this galaxy on Sept 30.

Apparently it will be a multimedia device, and Laszlo wonders if the designers "can reconcile the desire to be true to old trek tech with the fact that phones today are much much sleeker and smaller than Captain Kirk's communicator." He will award bonus points if they offer "a bluetooth earpiece that looks like Lieutenant Uhura's."