Samsung's new skinny, skinny phone

The candy bar-style phone, just 0.33 inch thick, is joining the ranks of other recent mobile launches vying for most anorexic-looking handset

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The Samsung Trace might be the Nicole Richie of mobile phones.

Like the actress/tabloid fodder, it dresses well, debuting in "champagne," and is excruciatingly thin.

Samsung Trace
Credit: Samsung

Samsung's newest candy bar-style phone, just 0.33 inch thick, is joining the ranks of other recent mobile launches vying for most anorexic-looking handset (see the LG Chocolate and upcoming launches of Motorola Razr's Maxx and the Krzr K1). But there's no intervention necessary here; the Trace is fattened up on features--it's a quad-band phone and an MP3 player with Bluetooth support, and a 1.3-megapixel camera with video capability. It's also got an external slot for a Micro SD card, and the 1.5-inch by 1.2-inch screen is landscape-style for IM-ing, or watching photos or videos.

The Trace is out now from T-Mobile only, though no word on whether it's been eternally shunned by Paris Hilton yet. Don't worry, Trace, there's still time.

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