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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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U.S. customers
By Link on 5/9/2006 1:12:47 PM , Rating: 2
always ask for things that the rest of the world don't not care about. That's why the phones available in the U.S. market are always 1~2 years behind others.

RE: U.S. customers
By Trisped on 5/9/2006 2:15:51 PM , Rating: 2
No, we are behind because we require the quality to be above "well it works 80% of the time." My friends talked about tech products in Japan and how everyone there hit them a couple times a day because usually that would help them start working right. Sure, they had 10 Meg-Pixel camera's 10-15 years ago, but taking a picture with them was not an enjoyable experince.

RE: U.S. customers
By jtesoro on 5/9/2006 7:37:55 PM , Rating: 2
No, we are behind because we require the quality to be above "well it works 80% of the time."

Just like no one here gets the latest video cards and similar technologies until they're super stable, right?

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