modu

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This article is about the mobile phone manufacturer. For Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), see Offshore drilling. For the Xiongnu warlord-chieftain, see Modu Chanyu.
Modu
Industry Telecommunications
Founder(s) Dov Moran
Headquarters Kfar Saba, Israel
Area served Israel and worldwide
Services Mobile phone services
Employees 130+
Website www.modumobile.com

Modu was an Israeli mobile phone company founded in 2007 by Dov Moran. The company invented the Modu, a modular cellular device which could be used in various other devices. Modu company held the record for the world’s lightest mobile phone.[1] The Modu phone enabled users to personalize their mobile's looks and features in a simple way by inserting it into a range of unique phone enclosures, known as Modu jackets.

Modu was headquartered in Kfar-Saba, Israel, and had over 130 employees, most of whom are suing the company to receive back pay. On January 14, 2011, Engadget reported that Modu would cease operations in February 2011 as it attempted to pay back debts and salaries owed to its workers.[2] In mid May 2011 Google acquired several Modu Mobile patents for $4.9 million.[3] In 2013, Google-owned Motorola announced it is developing a modular phone called Project Ara.

Core: The modu 1 Phone[edit]

The Modu 1 phone contains 2GB of internal memory and a music player.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Guinness Records - Lightest Mobile Phone". 
  2. ^ "Modu closing up shop in February". Engadget. Retrieved 2011-01-14. 
  3. ^ "Google acquires Modu". cnet. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 

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