World's thinnest smartphone introduced in Japan
The race for better productivity and dual-core chips comes with its share of bigger batteries and bulky handsets, but the NEC MEDIAS N-04C values size first. The handset will most probably be the world's thinnest with a razor sharp 0.3 inches (7.7 mm) of thickness and weight of 3.7 ounces (105 grams). The sleek new handset will run Froyo powered by an 800MHz CPU. The phone also sports a 4-inch TFT screen with a resolution of 480 x 854. In addition, the phone will get a range of locale-specific services, a 1 Seg TV tuner and a 5-megapixel camera, but all of this goodness will initially be offered only in Japan.
Japanese subscribers will also be blessed with the release of a pink Sony Ericsson XPERIA arc featuring Gingerbread and capable of 14Mbit downloads via HSDPA. We previewed the beautifully curved XPERIA arc, so don't miss the chance to get acquainted with it as it is one of the first to offer Sony's new EXMOR R sensor for noticeably better low-light camera performance.
Finally, the Land of the Rising Sun will see the rise of the LG Optimus Pad L-06C, known as the T-Mobile G-Slate in the States. The 8.9-inch tablet runs Google's tablet-optimized Honeycomb and is the first tablet with two cameras for 3D recording.
1. flan (unregistered)
The good thing is, they will be SIM un-locked.
2. thunder from 1,93 meters (unregistered)
World's thinnest smartphone... Buy it, put it into your back pocket, sit down and buy a new one.
3. - (unregistered)
only dumbasses put their phones in their back pockets, and only idiots don't take it out when they sit.
5. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
@thunder: haha i know right
@unregesTERD: stop being a douche bag its just a joke
4. ryq (unregistered)
that is the problem with japan right now. they only sell the good one on their home market. but with shrinking market, they try to sell it to the world but it is all too late. the koreans and chinese already copied their design and are selling it at much cheaper price while japanese companies close shop one by one coz they concentrate too much on their own market.
6. joe678 (unregistered)
if its coming from Japan..there is NO unlock for that country..same with china
7. snowgator (Posts: 3015; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Something about really thin phones- they just don't feel real. I like a little weight and girth to my phones. Just like my wome..... ooops. Scratch that, different thought.
8. LionStone (Posts: 405; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
But say one goes to Japan and buys this phone, which carrier here can support it? My son is going to Japan in a few weeks with his Japanese class. I think it would be a cool phone for him to have, since it will be unique to the States. Plus it'll stop him from grabbing my Droid or his mom's too to play Angry Birds ;)
9. LionStone (Posts: 405; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
Oh, and damn if I'd get him the 'pink' version just so he could have Gingerbread? What's up with that?