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September 21, 2005

The World's Thinnest Mobile Phone

Topics: Technology

nec_phone.jpgIt's less than half an inch (11.9 mm) thick when folded, sports a 1.3 megapixel digital camera, records two minutes of video, has a 65,000 color 1.9 inch color display, supports Java and text messaging, connects to the internet and plays mp3s. Yes, it also (yawn) can be used as a phone with 64-polyphonic ring tones.

I'm talking, of course, about NEC Corp's ultra-slim, clam-shell type mobile phone.

Unfortunately for Americans, it only works on GSM/GPRS networks, widely used in Europe and Asia, and, having been released in Hong Kong, will initially be marketed in Italy, Australia, Russia and China.

Posted by tim at September 21, 2005 6:12 PM

Cingular runs a GSM/GPRS network in the US. Therefore this phone should work on the Cingular network.

You should also note that while GSM in the European standard, most Asian countries use some version of CDMA.

Posted by: Harley Feldman at September 21, 2005 11:55 PM

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