Yes, it's possible for a phone to be too small

Less than 3 inches and 2 ounces means it's practically unusable

Talk about diminishing returns. The "Xun Chi 138" claims to be the world's smallest phone at 2.64 inches long and weighing less than 2 ounces. And if OhGizmo's list of its features is anywhere near true, it's a marvel of modern engineering: "It features a VGA camera with video recording & Webcam, a video player, photo editor, MP3 player w/EQ settings, voice recorder, 121 MB of memory, a 260,000-color touch screen, multimedia messaging, WAP browser, GPRS, calendar with multiple alarms, handwriting recognition, vibrating alert, games, calculator and unit converter!"

But as much as we hate to burst any bubbles (well, sometimes), we can't help but ask: Would you really want to use a phone this size, especially with so many functions to control? We probably wouldn't even be able to make a call with this thing. Even so, we'd still take it over the cat phone .

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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