Enterprise Mobility: New LG, Samsung Smartphones Emphasize Social Skills, Thinness

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2010-02-11 Print this article Print
New LG, Samsung Smartphones Emphasize Social Skills, Thinness

New LG, Samsung Smartphones Emphasize Social Skills, Thinness

Samsung and LG Electronics have each introduced new smartphones with an emphasis on sleek design and social networking. At just 11mm thick, however, the LG Mini - which LG described as "the smallest and slimmest 3.2-inch full touch-screen phone on the market today" - may have turned some heads away from the 12.4mm-thick Samsung Monte. The Google Nexus One, at 11.5mm thin, has also been celebrated for its size, which can make the Apple iPhone 3G S, at 12.3mm, appear a bit portly. At the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show, Korea-based Inbrics introduced the MID M1, an Android-running mobile Internet device it calls "smartphonelike" and that, with a slide-out keyboard, measures just 13.85mm thin. Check out the new phones in this eWEEK slideshow.
Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.

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