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2012-01-06 14h47_57

If the Motorola Droid RAZR's 7.1mm frame (at its thinnest point, that is) just isn't thin enough for you, take a look at Fujitsu's latest offering in the Japanese consumer market, the ultra-thin (but not all that attractive) ES IS12F:

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The 4-inch device measures a paper-thin 6.7mm, weighs in at a mere 105 grams, and ships with Android 2.3 intact. That's not all this popsicle stick is offering, either; it's also water resistant.

Update: We all love specs, so here is the rest of what this device has to offer:

  • 800x480 display with Gorilla Glass
  • 1.4GHz Snapdragon
  • 5.11MP rear shooter (wtf?)
  • 245MB of storage (wtf? x2) with microSD card slot

There's no word on U.S. availability (don't hold your breath on that one, it'll probably never happen), but if you're willing to shell out a cool $750 to have one imported, feel free to have at it.

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It may be thin, but it sure ain't much to look it.

[The Verge]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Jake

    What do you mean unattractive? That looks a heck of a lot nicer than any Android phone that Motorola has put out.

    • todd

      My only thought is that maybe it is because there are hardware buttons? I was having the same thought myself, but maybe it is because I can't read Japanese.

      • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com PixelSlave

        I don't know why having hardware buttons mean ugly -- there are times I wish there are hardware buttons on my Galaxy Nexus. I still want to long-press the search button to bring up voice input.

        • Michael

          But the great thing about software buttons is you can customize it to your liking. Well, that is, if you root.

        • Nick Coad

          Right but you're talking about two different things. What you're talking about is the functionality, the comment you replied to was discussing the visual appeal (or lack thereof).

    • Mark

      Moto needs to drop the whole droid thing. I hope when Google takes things over. We get better design, And the death of blur and the rise of stock.

      • Mapex

        JBQ admitted that MMI is still going to do whatever the hell it wants despite Google purchasing it.

        Don't expect Droid or Blur to die or any direct influence from Google. Just keep buying Samsung (or maybe even ZTE and LG) if you want Motorola and HTC to change their self-destructive ways.

        • nocturnhabeo

          I like sense... kinda it is at least useful compared to Blur although it is a resource hog.

    • Eddie

      Agreed.
      Motorala's Android phones are atrocious and they keep making them. They're on the Droid 4 now..seriously. No matter how many they make, they'll still be ugly.

      This may not be the prettiest smartphone, but it's prettier than some out today.

    • Robert

      I agree, it doesn't look that bad.

  • Arben

    That thing is absolutely hideous.

  • heartbraden

    Here are more specs from their translated website: http://i.imgur.com/mPpwc.png

    • Eddie

      LOL 245MB OF STORAGE. FAIL

  • Klarth

    I interpreted the title as being that the phone is thin but ugly, and I don't think it is.
    Doesn't seem like the author does, either.
    Maybe it was just my interpretation of the headline.
    Interesting phone, in any case.

    • ssj4Gogeta

      I think the author means that the phone isn't just "pretty thin," it's seriously absolutely super thin.

      • Cameron Summerson

        Not at all. This phone is ugly.

        • Tkun

          Bahaha, thanks for the clarification. Yeah, the phone doesn't look that great. I think it's mostly because of that huge bezel at the top and bottom of it.

  • http://Twitter.com/DarknesSx_LDS DarknesSx

    Ugliness lvl: 97!

    I think my only choice is to stick with either HTC (when they use better processors) or just the Google Nexus family (which is pure awesome and just perfect!)
    these phones are getting STUPIDLY thin as time goes... which is something i truly HATE!!
    8,5 mm and above up to 9.5 to maybe 10 mm for Metallic phones is just the perfect thickness

    • nocturnhabeo

      as they get bigger though I don't want a book in my pocket

  • Jaime

    I think Motorola devices of the past are ugly as hell, but the thing they're doing with the corners of their new devices are nice because it makes for an almost unified design.

  • chrishrocks

    Looks alright in black id be kinda scared of breaking it in too!

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com PixelSlave

    More info about this phone:

    480x800 AMOLED display

    Gorilla Glass

    SnapDragon MSM8655 1.4GHz CPU

    5.11MP High Sensitive Camera Sensor supports up to ISO 12800 (get ready for some very grainy night photos -- at ISO 12800, even a full frame DSLR will give you quite a bit of noises)

    Scratch-resistant

    INTERESTING FEATURE:
    The phone would monitor your sleep through its accelerometer and a mic, and wake you up when you are in your lightest level of sleep state ... so, people should now tie to their phone even when they are at sleep? What a depressing scene.

    • Cameron Summerson

      Nice find! Where'd you scrape this up?

  • adam

    lol'd at the 'wtf' comment

  • Izaya

    I live in Japan and Fujitsu's android devices suck. Most mainstream root tools don't work. Plus only a very small percentage of Japanese root & flash roms on their phone so there is little-to-no development on them.

    • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com PixelSlave

      Japan is traditionally a big Apple market -- even back at the time when Mac in the States were about to disappear, Apple still occupied a large portion of the PC market (much larger than it ever has been in the US.) Izaya, how is Android doing in Japan? I heard from someone that smartphone had a very late start in Japan, probably because their featured phone were once so feature-rich?

      • Izaya

        Hey PixelSlave. Unfortunately Japanese still prefer iOS over Android. In my honest opinion, Android just recently got popular. A lot of smartphones on our carriers (especially DoCoMo) have Japan-only functions in them. One feature, called サイフケータイ (saifu-keitai; mobile wallet), is in a lot of Japanese branded smartphones. The wallet is somewhat similar to Google Wallet. I believe manufacturers encrypt their bootloaders for safety reasons... Luckily phones like the Samsung GS II and Galaxy Nexus are around to root & flash roms on. Sucks Japanese galaxy phones have little modems to chose from though... The only real reason Android has been picking up is due to implementation of features on standard phones (wallet, metro card function, infrared, etc).

  • paul s.

    I Like Moto's Styling and I'm obviously not alone.

  • http://www.miniphysics.com TheMini

    Droid Razr looks much nicer than this phone. >.> This phone looks a bit weird.

  • gg

    where can i get those wallpapers ?

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