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The Samsung SGH-X820 is a mere 6.9mm thin

Samsung has unveiled what the company claims is the world's slimmest mobile phone.  The new phone, the Samsung SGH-X820, was unveiled yesterday during Sviaz Expocomm 2006, a telecom fair being held in Moscow.  The SGH-X820, a 6.9 mm thick cell and weighs 66 grams, has an MP3 player that is capable of holding up to 80MB of onboard music files.  Along with the ability to play music, a 2 megapixel camera that also records video is included.  If users are wanting even more features, Bluetooth connectivity and a TV-out jack is included.  According to The Korea Times:

Samsung plans to market the bar-type model, the SGH-X820, in Europe this month at a hefty price, which the firm refused to reveal, as the phone adopts a European technology.  Next month, the ultra-thin model will land in China and the outfit is considering whether or not to convert the phone’s current format (GSM) to that of Korea and the United States (CDMA).

Of course, many US providers can use the GSM version of this phone, so expect to see a few filter into the market here and there.  The battle of mobile size began after the quick success of the Razr line of Motorola phones.

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RE: fashion is for the weak minded
By Stele on 5/9/2006 4:37:00 AM , Rating: 3
What is the fascination with everything small?

I second that. Funny thing is, the engineers at Samsung, Nokia, Sony-Ericsson etc try their very best to make phones as small as possible, but many who buy such phones end up holding them in their hand most of the time anyway - not just to use it, of course, but to ensure that the world knows they have the latest and greatest of fashion gadgets. I guess there is zero brag value when the toy is simply not visible :P

RE: fashion is for the weak minded
By Supa on 5/9/2006 4:48:26 AM , Rating: 2
The slim phones are selling like hot cakes, I think that's why they are making them. ;)

RE: fashion is for the weak minded
By plewis00 on 5/9/2006 5:06:57 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, it's true, they sell well. Also have any of you considered why thin is good? It's so much nicer having a 14mm thick RAZR in your pocket than a 25mm thick Nokia smartphone...

By timmiser on 5/9/2006 2:22:44 PM , Rating: 3
I certainly don't agree with that. I'm proud to walk around with an impressive bulge in my front jean pocket. So what if it vibrates and makes noise every once in a while. Those are all good things.

By patentman on 5/9/2006 2:59:59 PM , Rating: 2
What is the fascination with everything small?

I dunno, but I'm fasinated with anything thats small and in my pants.....

-Sorry, I couldn;t help myself :)

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