Red Exits Phone Business
High-end video camera company Red is ending Hydrogen, its adventure into making phones. The Hydrogen One phone was originally announced as part of a system of modular accessories that would offer high-end camera options and integrate with other Red products. Red's high-end cameras have been successful with a similar modular system. But modules for the Hydrogen One never materialized, leaving only its unique 3D screen as a selling point for the $1,300 phone. Red founder Jim Jannard also announced his retirement today.
Red announced its "holographic 4-view" phone more than a year ago. After several delays, it is finally ready for prime time.
Aug 1, 2018
The Red Hydrogen, a phone first announced more than a year ago, has been approved by the FCC. The Hydrogen stands out thanks to its 5.7-inch holographic display, which promises 3D without glasses.
Oct 29, 2018
AT&T and Verion today disclosed launch details for the Red Hydrogen One. The phone, which boasts a 3D "holographic" display, will reach select stores on November 2.
Oct 16, 2018
At an event in NYC today, RED CEO Jim Jannard revealed how owners of the company's forthcoming Hydrogen One phone will be able to access and share 3D content. The phone has stereoscopic 3D cameras on both sides, and a "holographic" display that displays 3D content without special glasses.
Aug 8, 2018
Red says its Hydrogen One phone will not be available this summer as planned. The company recently had to retool a part for the phone and this has delayed the certification process.