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The thin U100 candy bar

The U300 clamshell

The U700 slider
World's slimmest phone measures 5.9 mm thick

Samsung Electronics today at 3GSM 2007 launched its brand new Ultra Edition II handsets. The Ultra Edition II portfolio consists of two sliders, the Ultra Edition 10.9 (U600) and the Ultra Edition 12.1 (U700); a metallic clamshell, the Ultra Edition 9.6 (U300); and a candy bar handset, the Ultra Edition 5.9 (U100). Each of these designs offers 3 megapixel cameras, high-speed web connectivity, as well as extensive multimedia and audio capabilities.

“We believe that the Samsung Ultra Edition II range completely embodies everything that today’s consumers are seeking in a mobile in terms of unique design and flawless performance,” said Geesung Choi, President of Samsung’s Telecommunication Network Business. “We believe that the striking looks, exclusive feel and slim design of these devices, combined with uncompromised performance and function, will make the Ultra Edition II range an instant attraction to business users, fashion conscious consumers and multimedia enthusiasts.”

Of all its new handsets, Samsung is most strongly emphasizing that its new lineup contains what it claims to be the slimmest phone today: the Ultra Edition 5.9 (U100), besting its big brother, the Samsung X820. The Ultra Edition 5.9 (U100) official measurements of the sporty handset are 105.5 x 50 x 5.9 mm and features a 1.93-inch TFT.

The Ultra Edition II will be released in the European Market in the first quarter of this year.

Back in May, Samsung announced that it had created the world's slimmest cell phone with the SGH-X820. That phone was 6.9mm thick, featured a 2MP camera and weighed in at 66 grams.

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RE: And North America?
By Misty Dingos on 2/13/2007 4:55:21 PM , Rating: 1
OH yes the U300 is definitely a sexy phone. I am a lusting one of them as of now.

Any technology that can or does inspire lustfull feelings is sexy. Some folks aren't going to be inspired by a cell phone. For them it could be a sporty car or motorcycle.

If you would give up a night of sex for it, it might be sexy.

RE: And North America?
By JBird7986 on 2/13/2007 11:37:11 PM , Rating: 2
It's nice that it's thin, and its got some good styling, but it's lacking some major features, such as an outer display.

RE: And North America?
By Chillin1248 on 2/14/2007 2:53:09 AM , Rating: 3
Also, notice how they failed to include a talk-time battery life.


RE: And North America?
By Rekonn on 2/14/2007 3:29:38 PM , Rating: 2
Are you sure about that? The specs list a primary and secondary display.,390512...

RE: And North America?
By Rekonn on 2/14/2007 3:37:23 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, did some more searching, the U300 does have an external screen.

"The Samsung U300 dubbed as Ultra Edition 9.6 is an all-metal body clamshell featuring a 3 megapixel camera, a large primary 2.2" 262K colors TFT display with a QVGA resolution and a lot smaller gray OLED external display with a resolution of 96 x 16 pixels. The Samsung U300 is also equipped with a TV-out port and the proprietary Samsung office documents reader. It has tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE network support."

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