Vodafone Japan just announced that on 25 March 2006 it will commence nationwide sales of the Vodafone 804SS, a new 3G handset by Samsung Electronics. The V804SS represents Samsung’s first mobile phone for the Japanese market and is touted as the world’s thinnest clamshell 3G handset, measuring just 14.9mm and weighs only 98g. Users can view PDF, Microsoft Word and other file types on the handset, it also supports PC Link and has a full-fledged music player functions with external controls.
From the press-release there is one feature that most people will not notice:
Supports Deru Moji 3D Pictogram Display for pop-up animations in received mails
We thought was this was actually pretty impressive, especially in a massive mobile e-mail marketplace like Japan. We’ll post a video clip demo. from the press conference asap.