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Hummer gets a new (wimpy) phone

Second version doesn't seem to live up to the reputation of its namesake.


Hummer is coming out with the second version of its branded handset, but it somehow doesn't seem to live up to the reputation of its nameplate. The original version seen last year at least made an attempt with a camouflage design, but the latest model from ModeLabs Group bears hardly any indication that it's related to the Hummer at all, at least in appearance.

The "HT2" appears to take a candy-bar form (apologies to macho Hummer drivers for the reference) as opposed to the original slider, but there may be other versions. The mobile phone does have a wide-bodied look reminiscent of its namesake but otherwise seems fairly unremarkable with a 2-megapixel camera, MP3 player, and 11MB of built-in memory, according to SlashPhone.

Perhaps different designs will make it to the U.S. market, but it's hard to imagine that they'll be tougher than one planned for Russia, as this one is. Maybe the only fitting statement would be a phone that weighs 5 pounds and is too big to fit in your hand.