Samsung claims slimmest 'watch phone'

Jul 22, 2009
A model displays what Samsung claims to be the world's slimmest watch-shaped mobile phone, just 11.98 millimetres (0.48 inchs) thick at a showroom in Seoul. Samsung plans to release the watch-shaped mobile first in France this month and then opening it up to other European markets.

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Wednesday announced what it claims is the world's slimmest "watch phone".

The handset is 11.98 millimetres (0.48 inches) thick compared to the 13.9 millimetres of a model by rival LG Electronics, Samsung said in a statement.

The firm plans to sell the new phone, priced at around 450 euros (639 dollars), first in France this month and then other European markets.

The mobile has a 1.76-inch touch screen on which users can check e-mails and play MP3s as well as make calls, Samsung said. It also has a Bluetooth function and voice recognition.

said its version will go on sale no later than August.

(c) 2009 AFP

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callywally
1 / 5 (1) Jul 22, 2009
Oouuff.. I'm already embarrased.. This will be one of those funny featured articles in 2030, when the world was impressed by anything 12 mm thick. Well I'm not impressed. 12 mm is fucking thick.
earls
not rated yet Jul 22, 2009
I don't disagree with you, 12mm will appear to future generations like the Motorola brick phone does to us now...

That said, it still looks awesome. I'd definitely be interested in something like this... Not for $639 though. :/
RayCherry
not rated yet Jul 22, 2009
Remember having a calculator on your watch? :-)
Do you still have one?
Nevertheless
not rated yet Jul 22, 2009
Remember having a calculator on your watch? :-)
Do you still have one?


I would if they were still being sold!
Landrew
not rated yet Aug 03, 2009
I wonder if it keeps good time?

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