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Trendy Thin Phones
The latest thin phones are so ultra-thin that it's hard to see how they can be so loaded with all the features we have come to expect from mobiles. But thin is the trend for cell phones, with Motorola and Samsung taking the early lead. [MORE...]
Which Is Thinner: Your Cell Phone Or Your Credit Card?
When your cell phone begins to look more like your credit card in size, it gets your attention.
Never mind that your cell phone and your credit card may very well be one and the same thing in future; but that's another matter for another trend - see Tickets & Coupons By Cell Phone. Right now, one thing is clear about thin cell phone trends - big things do come in small packages.
Overall, slim phones by Samsung average slightly less than half-inch thick, addressing consumers' desire for thinner handset designs without sacrificing advanced multimedia features.
For example, the slim SGH-t519 Trace phone by Samsung is 0.33-inch thin. The new Samsung Infuse 4G is said to be the thinnest 4G smartphone available in the U.S. and has the largest touch screen on any Samsung phone; the Android phone is about 0.36-inch thin.
As it drives towards seamless mobility, Motorola seems to have cornered the market for trendy thin phones.
With the mobile race tightening, Motorola's latest slim phones continue to help define the thin standard - thanks to multiple releases of the original razor RAZR phone and the newer sliver SLVR phone. Other Motorola cell phones include a range of slim phones dubbed SCPL for Scalpel.
For the European market, the Samsung Z510 and the Z540 are some of the thinnest 3G phones in addition to the P300 multimedia phone.
Look for LG phones to slim down too, thanks to LG's acquisition of KTF Technologies in South Korea. KTF makes the tiny lipstick-sized EV-K130 slider phone and the EV-K100 cell phone, one of the world's thinnest cell phones.
The SGH-t519 Trace Phone is a Samsung thin phone. Overall, new slim phones by Samsung average slightly less than half-inch thick, addressing consumers' desire for thinner handset designs without sacrificing advanced multimedia features.
It's so thin that it fits easily in the coin pocket of a purse or pair of jeans. Yet the eye-catching Samsung t509 comes packed with premium multimedia features. To be exact, the Samsung t509 is 9.8 mm slim. Thin is definitely in. [more...]
The t809's sleek, flat design and large, full-color screen evokes the look and feel of high-end plasma televisions, according to Samsung. The 0.58-inch thin slider phone, available through T-Mobile, features a 1.3 megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth wireless technology, an MP3 player with external stereo speakers support, 70MB of internal memory and a flash memory card. [more...]
Samsung's A900 thin phone is made of lightweight, industrial magnesium. Marketed by Sprint as the MM-A900, the multi-media thin phone allows full-music track downloads over the air. The A900 also features a 1.3 megapixel camera, camcorder with a flash and zoom, pictBridge-enabled printing, Bluetooth wireless technology and phone-as-modem functionality. [more...]
Samsung's SGH-d807 slim slider-designed multimedia phone gives users the flexibility to travel internationally with GSM quad-band networks. Featuring a 1.3 megapixel camera with a flash, an MP3 player, and a memory slot that provides up to 512MB of storage, users can easily access their digital music and imaging files.
As it drives towards seamless mobility, Motorola seems to have cornered the market for trendy thin phones. And as the race tightens, Motorola's latest slim phones continue to help define the thin standard - thanks to multiple releases of the original razor RAZR phone and the newer sliver SLVR phone. Other Motorola cell phones include a range of slim phones dubbed SCPL for Scalpel; an example is the Motofone F3.
The Motorola RAZR V3 is perhaps one of the most elegant phones ever designed. CNET's review calls this phone "more than just a pretty face." RAZR was the first out of the chute for ultra-thin phones, and is still - by most accounts - the one to beat. [more...]
For the European market, the Samsung Z510 and the Z540 are some of the thinnest 3G phones.
Each features a 1.3 megapixel camera, 4X digital zoom, video telephony and messaging and real-time streaming video. The Z510 includes an MP3 player, while the Samsung Z540 features 150MB of internal memory, Bluetooth wireless technology and USB connectivity.
Another made-for-Europe slim Samsung model is the P300 multimedia phone. Nicknamed "The Card" for its credit card-style form factor, the P300 is 0.35 inches thin and features a 1.3 megapixel camera with a flash, a music player and advanced video recording capabilities.
Look for LG phones to slim down too, thanks to LG's acquisition of KTF Technologies in South Korea. KTF makes the tiny 1.69 centimeters lipstick-sized EV-K130 slider phone as well as the super-thin 7.9 millimeter EV-K100 cell phone, about the thickness of three stacked credit cards. Weighing only 60 grams (2.1 ounces) and once dubbed the world's thinnest cell phone, the EV-K100 sports an MP3 player, 1.8-inch screen, 1.3 megapixel camera plus 165 MB of memory.