While Itronix stunned us by licensing GM’s controversial nature wrecking, tree sucking, smog causing Hummer for a laptop range, I’m even more surprised French handset maker ModeLabs has carried over this licence to mobile phones….
Consequently it has come up with the ‘HT1’ a broad slider which it claims captures the rugged, military style of the Hummer and, obviously, comes in a khaki finish (amongst others).
What we get in terms of specs – given the license – is pretty unremarkable. Most impressive is the 2.2in 260k colour LCD with touch screen functionality, but after that it is mediocreville all the way with a 2MP camera, GSM connectivity and a micro SD slot with bundled 256MB card.
Sadly one key area which was omitted from the announcement was the battery life. I can only hope that here at least it is true to its licence by bringing down the national grid while it charges then lasting about 15 minutes.
Unfortunately however where the Hummer phone definitely does reconnect with its four wheeled brethren is in terms of cost with a hefty 300 euro RRP. Expect it sometime in the next month, you don’t need an exact date, just watch out the fleeing herds of animals and the darkening of the sky…
ModeLabs/Hummer Licensing Agreement PDF Warning