NEC has announced the world’s thinnest clamshell-style mobile phone to be launched into the Hong Kong market [press release in Japanese]. The new model will also be introduced in Italy, Russia, Australia and China. It boasts slim measurements of 47.9mm (width) X 101.5mm (height) X 11.9mm (depth; when folded) and weighs 96g. Supporting dual-mode GSM/GPRS, it is equipped with a 1.9-in, 65,000-color display with a 1.3-megapixel digital camera. The unit is also loaded with PictBridge, an MP3 player, Java and Bluetooth.
“This ultra-slim, clam-shell type mobile phone is a symbol of NEC’s leading position in the area of mobile technology,” said Susumu Otani, Associate Senior Vice President and head of Mobile Terminals Operations Unit at NEC Corporation.
“We will continue to strive to offer the latest, most innovative and most attractive mobile terminal solutions on the market. Boasting compact shape and the latest technologies, our phones allow our customers to choose the right phone for their individual needs in all of our target markets across the globe.”