NEC unveils world's thinnest camera phone

Posted on Wednesday, September 21 2005 @ 20:39 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NEC announced world's thinnest clamshell phone with an integrated 1.3 megapixel digital camera. The new phone is called L1 (e949 in Europe) and is 47.9mm width, has a height of 101.5mm and a depth of only 11.9mm when folded. The weight of the L1 is only 96g.

The ultra-thin phone has a 1.9-inch 65k color 176 x 220 pixels display and features a 1.3 megapixel camera along with a smaller external OLED display which can be used for scrolling text messages.

There's also support for PictBridge, MP3, Java and Bluetooth. The phone supports up to 64 polyphonic ringtones and can record two minutes of movie.

"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."

Currently it's only available in Hong Kong, other markets will follow later.

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