NEC Shows Off TV And Credit-Card Phones

“NEC is a big name in cell phones in Asia, but it’s relatively little-known here. That’s about to change: In October, the company will release two GSM handsets in the U.S. NEC stopped by our labs to show off its upcoming offerings, acquaint us further with NEC America, and give us some firsthand experience with two really cool phones that are available only in Asia and Japan. We’ll probably never see them in the U.S., but you’re welcome to join us as we wallow in phone-envy. “

Our guess is that if the phones get enough coverage and sell well enough overseas, that a U.S. cell phone provider may decide to pick up these cool phones. We have to wonder though if they are truely usable or if their unique features are merely a gimmick.

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