It seems like the mobile phone companies never sleep and the latest model from Sony Ericsson is an ultra thin slider in metallic orange. It's a mere 12.5mm thick (or should that be thin?) when closed and somehow Sony Ericsson has managed to squeeze in both 3G and HSDPA into this skinny handset. It's also got a 2Mega pixel CMOS camera without auto focus and flash, as well as a front mounted camera for video calls. It also has a 2.4-inch display with a native resolution of 240x320 that can display 262,000 colours. Bluetooth is also part of the package.
The design is very similar to many of the new Sony Ericsson models and the data and charger connector has been moved to the side of the handset, which seems to be a continual feature of new slim-line handsets from the company. It's also interesting to note that it has a couple of buttons above the screen, which are apparently intended for games. Oddly enough, the model name hasn't been revealed in the information that has leaked out onto the net, although the code name is Shinobu. Apparently the pictures are from a phone shop in Poland, so it can be long until this model will be released and it's expected to cost in the region of $550.
You can find a few more pictures here but be aware that the site is in Hungarian.
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