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NEC Unveils World's Thinnest Cell Phone

NEC Corporation today announced that it has launched the world's thinnest fold-Type mobile phone (dubbed the L1) with mega-pixel camera on the Hong Kong market. Following this, the ultra-thin model will also be introduced in Italy, Russia, Australia and China, among others.

NEC's proprietary, cutting-edge technology has realized the creation of a modern, smart, compact and attractively packaged clam-shell type mobile phone. It boasts slim measurements of 47.9mm (width) x 101.5mm (height) x 11.9mm (depth; when folded) and a weight of 96g. Supporting mobile-internet and GSM / GPRS, it is equipped with a 1.9 inch (176 x 220 dot) 65,000 color display in addition to a digital camera (1.3-megapixels). The sub-screen with an organic light emitting display is convenient for scrolling text messages. The phone is also loaded with a wide variety of features including PictBridge, MP3, Java and Bluetooth. Up to 64-polyphonic ring tones and two minutes of movie shooting can be enjoyed by the user.

This highly innovative model was enabled through a combination of NEC's unbeatable technological competence in the areas of R&D and mobile. Ultra-slim mounting technology continues to be an important and constant R&D theme for NEC.

"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."

In March 2004, NEC introduced the world's smallest, slimmest, card-shaped, camera-equipped mobile phone to the Chinese market. After its launch, NEC's mobile competence continued to draw attention worldwide due to the launch of its handwriting-enabled phone, as well as its TV tuner-embedded and whole touch panel display card-shaped models, flagging it as a pioneer in not only ultra-compact design, but also user interface and mobile internet technologies.

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