In a PR stunt obviously designed to get some media attention, modu which is also known as the phone with many coats, informed us they are now officially the world’s lightest phone. Guinness World Records’ crew were there to prove the claim.
This doesn’t come as a surprise considering that the bare naked device weighs mere 40.1 grams (1.41 oz) and has dimensions of 72.1×37.6×7.8 mm (2.8×1.4×0.3 inches). Now if you add some modu jackets on top of that, the device will naturally get bulkier, but that’s only until you place it in one of the modu mates, which is how they call modu-enabled consumer electronic products… Full release follows after the jump.
PRESS RELEASE – The Guinness World Record for the world’s lightest mobile phone has been awarded to modu for its tiny and sophisticated mobile phone.
modu was awarded this prestigious honour after careful consideration by the Guinness World Records judges, who declared that: “The lightest mobile phone is the modu, which weighs 40.1 g (1.41 oz).” Guinness World Records added: “modu’s dimensions are 72.1 mm (2.8 inches) x 37.6 mm (1.4 inches) x 7.8 mm (0.3 inches).”
modu launched its innovative mobile phone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event, held in Barcelona, Spain in February 2008. modu is the world’s first modular mobile phone, supported by a variety of ecosystem partners. At the heart of the ecosystem is modu – a tiny, sleek mobile phone that is fully functional and easy to use. modu can be slipped into a wide variety of modu jackets – stylishly designed phone enclosures and modu mates – modu-enabled consumer electronic products. modu’s ecosystem offers boundless possibilities in a simple and affordable way.
Throughout the design process of modu, the emphasis has been on keeping the phone small, light and compact in order that modu’s innovative approach could be realized. The result is a phone that is not only miniature, but also superbly designed and minimalist, whilst offering all the functions and capabilities of a normal-sized handset.
Zack Weisfeld, modu’s VP Marketing, said: “The Guinness World Record is a great achievement for a team that has worked tirelessly to take modu from the drawing board to producing full working devices in less than a year. From the outset, modu’s tiny dimensions and super light weight have been fundamental to delivering the disruptive, modular communication concept that modu embodies.
“With modu, the mobile phone can now be added to the list of ‘invisible’ items that people carry with them wherever they go, such as a bunch of keys, their wallet and their watch.”
“modu has already made a huge impact since its launch at MWC, with mobile network operators, consumer electronics manufacturers and other potential partners all attracted by our revolutionary approach.”