|NEC Unveils World's Thinnest Cell Phone
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