: 3, the UK's first video mobile network and NEC, a world leading
3G handset manufacturer, today announced the launch of a new addition
to their UK mobile portfolio. The NEC 338 is Europe's smallest and
lightest 3G handset to date and forms part of 3 UK's market-leading
3G portfolio. The launch further consolidates 3 and NEC's partnership
in the run-up to the busy Christmas period.
Available in glossy
black and silver, this stylish clamshell handset weighs only 114g
and measures 93.8x47.1x23.3mm. The phone allows customers to access
the full range of 3's services including live person-to person video
calls, multimedia downloads and video messaging. Memories can be captured
as video or photography using the rotating camera, which incorporates
2x digital zoom feature.
streaming content is simple as customers can browse exclusive and
regularly updated content and other 3 services. This includes full-length
music videos, Barclays Premiership action, the latest games or comedy
clips. The handset is dual-mode (2.5G and 3G) and the inbuilt JAVATM
technology also supports all of the latest games and applications.
3 customers can also benefit from the 'Play All List' feature with
the in-built media player allowing continuous streaming of selected
video content and MP3 files.
The handset can
be personalised by setting one of the forty channel polyphonic ringtunes
or by downloading one of over 2000 available on the 3 portal. The
NEC 338 is currently available to "pay monthly" customers
COO commented: "3 is the UK's fastest-growing mobile operator
and is offering the leading 3G handset portfolio in the UK. With 3's
line up of handsets, content and price plans, we believe we have an
unbeatable proposition for customers this Christmas. The NEC 338 forms
part of our twelve handset portfolio - all customers need to do is
decide which handset is on their Christmas list, it's definitely going
to be our 3G Christmas."
Tony Hutson, Director,
NEC UK commented "The 338 provides a great choice of style and
individuality without any compromise on functionality and features,
making it ideal for consumers in the run-up to Christmas. The 338
provides a fantastic, stylish alternative at a highly competitive
price and consumers can look forward to accessing a greater choice
of services that will suit every taste."
338 handset will be available across the UK in over 7,000 shops that
stock 3 products and services.