Slimmest Mobile Phone – For Now!

By Butterboom Writers  /  January 28, 2007

Samsung Puts Their Phone on the Ultra Diet

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I’ve been meaning to post about this phone for the past week. Just when you thought that Motorola had the title of slimmest phone, Samsung comes around with one better. Or rather TWO better.

Not content with their Ultra Edition 6.9, the shaved an extra 2mm off that one and spawns this amazingly thin slider called the Ultra Edition 12.9. 3.13 Megapixel camera, 2.1″ TFT screen, MP3 with 0MB embedded, Bluetooth and weighs 85kg. It gets an 8 out of 10 at CNET Asia and is supposed to hit Hong Kong in late March.

And in other mobile phone news, IDC reports that a total of 1.02 BILLION handsets shipped in 2006 driven by a strong holiday season where 295 million were sold. That year number beats 2005 by 22.5% of 833 million units.

And it breaks down like this: Nokia is #1, with 35% market-share, Motorola is #2 at 22.3% and Samsung is #3 with 11%. So you can see these 3 top dogs control more than 60% of the worldwide market with Sony Ericsson and LG rounding out the top 5.

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