Home  ›  News  ›

NEC L1 Beats RAZR At Own Game

Article Comments  9  

Aug 19, 2005, 1:52 PM   by (staff)

NEC has announced a thin clamshell phone in Asia that is 2 mm smaller than the RAZR. The L1 is only 11.9 mm thick and with it's thin black shell and loop antenna, looks like a cross between a black RAZR and a Sony Ericsson Z520. It is a tri-band (900/1800/1900) GSM/GPRS handset with a 1.3 MP camera and 32 MB of memory. To its credit, the RAZR packs additional features like Bluetooth in the extra few millimeters. The L1 features a 65k color 176x220 internal display and an external OLED display. Japanese manufacturers like Sanyo and NEC have been creating thin phones for Japan's 2G networks for quite some time, however this is the first they've brought to the world market since the RAZR rage began. Previously Sanyo sold a line of thin candybar phones on Sprint.

Engadget »
Mobil.cz »

Comments

This forum is closed.

This forum is closed.

NickTriStar

Aug 19, 2005, 2:12 PM

Garbage

Well, I guess I will be the first to say (and hopefully not lambasted) that having less features and therefore having a thinner phone does not make you better. I can take out all the string and leather, etc from a baseball and come up with that small ball that is inside. WOW.

Smallest phone on the market I think is 1.3 mm thick... the size of a credit card. The RAZR isn't the smallest. However, they pack the biggest punch in the smallest space. Thats what makes them great.
NickTriStar said:
Well, I guess I will be the first to say (and hopefully not lambasted) that having less features and therefore having a thinner phone does not make you better. I can take out all the string and leather, etc from a
...
(continues)
...
I agree. The only thing I kind of like about the handset is the how they have the macro mode switch… other than that its for the birds.
gunny

Aug 19, 2005, 2:35 PM

o great, Thanks Rich/jk

It's bad enough I want to stick a fork in my eye everyday that passes that I don't own a Razr. The only thing I can do is wait on Verizon slow butt to give me one, now I have to see another super cool phone I can't have.
Torture torture me! I can take it.

For those of you that are Razr haters, blah blah yourself, I don't care.. I like it and that's all the matters. I want an L1 😁
I don't hate the RAZR. It is definately a slick looking phone, but after I tinkered with one, I'll keep my V710. At least for me, the memory card slot and the better camera are more than enough to convince me to stay where I am, or consider an E815....
(continues)
TradeMark_310

Aug 20, 2005, 11:16 AM

No Bluetooth? No thanks!

Doesn't matter how thin the phone is, because with Bluetooth I wouldn't even need to touch the phone! Poop.
 
 
Page  1  of 1

Subscribe to news & reviews with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Threads Follow @phonescoop on Mastodon Phone Scoop on Facebook Follow on Instagram

 

Playwire

All content Copyright 2001-2024 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.