Mmm. It appears that it isn’t going to be Motorola’s iTunes ROKR phone that’s going to set the template for 2006 mobiles, rather it is the US firm’s RAZR phone. Not only does Moto have a new range of ultra thin handsets available, it has also spawned a RAZR lookey-likey in the e949 from NEC. Alas only available at the moment in Hong Kong, though a European launch is planned, the e949 is billed by NEC as the world’s thinnest fold type camera equipped mobile. By our reckoning then its dimensions of 11.9mm when folded makes it even skinnier than the RAZR.
The GSM/GPRS mobile also has a 1.9 inch (176×220 dot) 65,000 colour display, a 1.3 mega pixel camera, an OLED sub-screen, PictBridge, MP3, Java and Bluetooth.
No definite UK launch yet but fingers crossed. Could do wonders for NEC’s image in the UK.