NEC to bring the world's slimmest smartphone to the US

30 August, 2011 | Comments (35) | Post your comment

Sure it might not be the powerhouse that the Samsung Galaxy S II is, but to many fans of super-slim smartphones the NEC Medias N-04C is the phone to have. And we just got word that NEC will be bringing the 7.7mm droid to the US.

The information comes from Nikkei, Japan's biggest business daily newspaper, so it seems quite trustworthy. Unfortunately there's no exact time frame given, but since the NEC-Casio-Hitachi consortium is looking to double its US sales this year, the Medias N-04C shouldn't take too long to arrive.

After all if an ultra-light (105g) phone with a 4" FWVGA LCD, running on Android 2.3 can't boost their sales we doubt anything else will do. According to the source the specs sheet of the device will be slightly modified with the digital TV tuner and infrared port likely to be axed. Those aren't of much use in the US so you can see the reasons behind such move.

The 5 megapixel camera, the microSD card slot and the pretty good connectivity (everything up to an including HSDPA plus Wi-Fi and GPS) will be left intact, though.

And while there is no guarantee that the NEC Medias N-04C will ever make it to Europe we will certainly be keeping an eye on this one.

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NEC to bring the world's slimmest smartphone to the US - reader comments

  • Yani

Meh... too thick... will wait for Samsung to release their super-thin-paper-like phone... JK :D

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  • 2011-09-01 14:15
  • 3pw6
  • joonius

Do you wear extra skinny jeans? SGSII is pretty sturdy. I wear slim jeans, I don't get scared. In fact I sometimes don't even notice it there. I sit cross legged on my chair at work too. lol

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  • 2011-08-31 23:12
  • Ti8v
  • Games Goblin

Is it just me or do you guys feel uncomfortable with super thin phones such as this in your pocket?? When I put my friend's SGS2 in my pocket and sat down, I was scared to death getting a feeling that the phone is going to break in half!! If SGS2 is ...

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  • 2011-08-31 16:35
  • vGNU