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Star Trek Phone Set to Thrill

Tom Betz (
Sun, 28 Aug 2005 03:20:55 UTC

I'm surprised I haven't seen this here yet!

From,1294,68577,00.html :

Get ready for your phone to go where no phone has gone before.

Sona Mobile and Viacom Consumer Products are set to offer a Star Trek
communicator-themed mobile device that will let users make calls, play
video clips, play online Star Trek games and surf the internet.

The cool gadgetry on the classic TV series has made dreamers drool
since the first time Captain Kirk barked the words "Beam me up,
Scotty!" into his little black box and snapped it shut. But this is
the first time Viacom, which owns the rights to the TV and movie
franchise, has put its licensed imprint on such a device.

The special-edition Star Trek Communicator Phone is part of the
ramping-up of events and promotions tied to the 40th anniversary of
the Star Trek franchise next year. But the timing was also right
because "the technology is better now," said Sandi Isaacs, VP of
interactive at Viacom Consumer Products. "With the prior generations
of handsets and mobiles, it was really hard to give consumers a rich

Viacom and Sona are still finalizing details of the look and features
that the communicator phone, due in stores Sept. 30, will sport. But
fans can expect the devices to chirp and beep with ringtones that
mimic the familiar sounds of the communicators used in the Star Trek
TV series and movies.


My wife keeps nudging me to replace her phone ...

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Every life lost, every limb lost, every disfigurement, every
disability caused there is more blood on George W. Bush's hands,
and on the hands of everyone who voted for George W. Bush.

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