Mobile Communicator Phone Delayed

By Michelle
November 16, 2005 - 9:54 PM

The anticipated Star Trek Communicator Phone has an original series design and menus reflective of Next Generation PADDs and consoles, but unfortunately you won't be able to get one as a gift this holiday season.

The Inquirer reports that the phone has been delayed until 2006, though it is expected to be available in time for Star Trek's 40th anniversary.

The communicator phone is made by Sona Mobile, which said that the company has been flooded with requests for a quick turnaround. But quality standards required a longer production time.

Though the outer design of the phone resembles communicators of Captain Kirk's era, it is the voice of Lieutenant Commander Worf alerting owners of incoming calls. The phone chirps like a communicator when flipped open to reveal a set of menus reminiscent of Next Gen panels.

Images of the phone are available at Sona Mobile's web site, which also reveals that the phone can play Fleet Wars, an MMOG involving the Federation, the Romulans and the Borg.

Each phone comes with an eBook version of Star Trek Vanguard: Harbinger and can play clips from Star Trek episodes and movies.

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