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NEC to launch world's thinnest clamshell, camera-equipped mobile phone

  • 12 October, 2005 15:07

<p>NEC Australia today announced that it will be launching the world's thinnest clamshell mobile phone with mega-pixel camera on the Australian market in the coming weeks. Effortlessly blending fashion with technology, the NEC N412i i-mode® mobile phone is set to take on its ultra-thin mobile rivals.</p>
<p>NEC’s proprietary, cutting-edge technology has heralded the creation of a modern, smart, compact design boasting ultra-slim measurements of 47.9mm (width), 101.5mm (height),11.9mm (depth; when folded) and weight of only 96 grams.</p>
<p>Australia will be one of the first countries to launch the N412i, taking NEC Australia to the forefront of mobile phone innovation.</p>
<p>A progressive leap in style and sophistication, the N412’s svelte body embraces an advanced technology that takes convenience and communication to a new level. Supporting mobile internet (via i-mode) and GSM/GPRS, the N412i is equipped with Bluetooth® and SyncML so users can communicate quickly and freely.</p>
<p>The MP3 player, two minute movie shooting capability and action-packed Java games will get users’ hearts racing, while i-mode access will ensure users are on top of their i-mode email, the latest eBay™ bargains, news and must-see movie reviews.</p>
<p>Kris Tsukuda, General Manager, NEC Australia Mobile Terminals Marketing Division comments that “consumers today crave mobiles that not only have great features and technology but are also accessories that they can show off to friends and colleagues.”</p>
<p>NEC has responded to this trend with launch of the N412i. Kris adds that “NEC recognises that style and content are key to success in the ultra-competitive mobile market. The N412i represents the start of exciting things to come in design and content innovation from NEC mobiles.”</p>
<p>The N412i also boasts tri-band for frequent travellers, a 65k colour TFT (Thin Film Transistor) crystal display, 1.3 mega-pixel digital camera, MP3 Player, Bluetooth®, PictBridge connectivity for direct printing of photos and up to 64 polyphonic ringtones.</p>
<p>The N412i’s exterior sub-display displays time and date and caller ID, while its half mirror case ensures that users look great while checking their incoming calls.</p>
<p>Packed full of technological wizadry – like a changeable interface and menu structure that allows for one touch access to favourite features – the N412i is the thinnest, most feature-packed mobile phone to hit Australian shores to date.</p>
<p>The N412i represents a major push for NEC and will be the highlight of an Australian marketing campaign.</p>
<p>* As of September 21, 2005, the NEC N412i phone is believed to be the world’s thinnest camera-equipped, clamshell mobile phone according to the research carried out by NEC Corporation.
* Media images can be downloaded from the following URL:
http://www.nec.co.jp/press/ja/pr-room/</p>
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<p>i-modeTM and the i-mode™ logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.</p>
<p>For media enquiries, please contact:</p>
<p>Lynn Hepple
Public &amp; Media Relations Manager
NEC Australia Pty Ltd
(03) 9264 3746
0411 563 907
lynn.hepple@nec.com.au</p>
<p>About NEC Australia</p>
<p>NEC Australia is a provider of superior, affordable products, services and solutions to carriers, business, government and consumers. As a leader in the development of broadband and mobile communications technologies, NEC Australia’s strong sales and service focus has propelled the company to the forefront of a new era in communications. Through the provision of new technologies such as plasma displays, data projectors and high-speed broadband connections, NEC Australia also drives innovation into the home. Boasting the largest Research and Development facility in Australia, NEC’s commitment to innovation and continued expansion into export markets remains unrivalled. As well as undertaking leading R &amp; D in DSL technologies and third-generation (3G) mobile terminals, NEC Australia's broadband business, NEXTEP Broadband, delivers business grade DSL services for SMEs, corporates and government. For additional information, please visit the NEC Australia or NEXTEP websites at www.nec.com.au and www.nextep.com.au.</p>

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