Doesn’t need the touch-screen, or even a lot of 4G features. Even if it just worked as a cell phone, people would buy them just for the coillectors’ value. Done well, we’d all just like using them because they’d be small and easy to carry, but have a cool factor beyond description.
It’s worth licensing. Even if you never get around to making the bluetooth version chest communicator badge – which is an automatic up-sell.
And no, I wouldn’t consider the Star Trek Communicator iPhone app a substitute for this physical item.