RED cancels Hydrogen phone project as founder Jim Jannard retires

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RED’s ambitious Hydrogen phone project is ending after the release of just a single device, the Hydrogen One, according to an announcement from Jim Jannard. The company’s founder says that he is “shutting down the HYDROGEN project” as he retires due to “a few health issues.”

The $1,295 RED Hydrogen One was the first smartphone from the high-end camera company; first announced in 2017, it promised bold new technologies like a “holographic display,” a top-notch camera system, and modular attachments to expand the phone over time. After a series of delays, the phone was eventually released to a lackluster reception in October 2018.

The promised modules never materialized, and in March, Jannard announced “big changes” for the Hydrogen…

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