Thu, 26 January 2012
If there is one truth in this universe, it’s that Star Trek fans want communicators. They really do! And software developers, electronic engineers, and corporate product designers have all responded to the call from Trekkies around the world to “make my cell phone a communicator!” There have been some false starts along the way, but now that technology has made that very thing possible two decades of repressed demand has resulted in an explosion of apps, custom props, and, yes—a “Star Trek phone” or two. Let’s take a look at the history of the cell phones progression toward communicator status, and what’s available out there to Trek-ify your mobile life.