Enterprise Mobility: 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.