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.