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Huawei Ascend P1 S  (Source: Huawei)
Thin is in this year

Thin is in. Whether it is flat-panel TVs, Ultrabooks, or smartphones, everyone is scrambling to make thinner devices. Huawei Technologies, a Chinese company primarly known for its budget smartphones offerings, is stepping up to the plate today with what they claim is the world thinnest smartphone.
The Ascend P1 S measures just 6.68mm think and features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display (960x540). It also is packin' a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor. Other features include an 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 1670 mAh battery, and requisite Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/3G support. If you were hoping to get LTE on such a thin device, you're going to have to look elsewhere.
For those keeping score, the Motorola Droid Razr measures 7.1mm thick.
Huawei also announced the "standard" Ascent P1, which has all of the same features as the Ascend P1 S but measures in a thicker 7.69mm and includes a larger 1800 mAh battery. Both phones are running Ice Cream Sandwich.
“We’re excited to unveil the world’s slimmest smartphone here at CES 2012,” said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device. “The Ascend P1 S demonstrates our ongoing commitment to innovating high quality devices that utilize the latest hardware and software technologies.” 
Both the Ascend P1 S and the Ascend P1 will be available worldwide this April.

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who is Huawei ?
By kleinma on 1/9/2012 12:16:07 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know if they are well known in Europe or Asia, but in the States, I have never heard of this company. A little background on them in the article would be nice.

RE: who is Huawei ?
By Cheesew1z69 on 1/9/2012 12:43:35 PM , Rating: 2
I think they are primarily on Metro.

RE: who is Huawei ?
By Nimbo on 1/9/2012 1:00:22 PM , Rating: 2
They are a Chinese company taking over the world of Telecommunications. Only recently got serious about their phones (before the only produce future phones), but on the Telecom infrastructure, their low prices and relatively good quality have regain market share in all fronts [IP routers (edge and core) to access equipment (GPON, xDSL), Wireless (GSM, LTE, Radio)]. They are very strong in emerging markets all over the world. In the US they've been restricted due to security concerns of a Chinese company providing telecom equipment.

RE: who is Huawei ?
By Nimbo on 1/9/2012 1:14:17 PM , Rating: 2
Just to back up, here is an interesting article about the "soon be the world's biggest maker of network gear":

"We are going to continue to work with them to make sure they understand the reality of the Internet.  A lot of these people don't have Ph.Ds, and they don't have a degree in computer science." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis
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