Julie Kalista
Online Editor

Samsung Electronics has made the thinnest cell phone, the Ultra Edition 6.9 and 9.9, with the help of Agere Systems' innovative chip designers. The Ultra Edition 6.9 measures less than ¼-in. deep (6.9 mm) and weighs only 2.3 oz.

The phones contain Agere's sceptre HPE 2.5-generation GSM/E-GPRS chip set transmits data at up to 384 kilobits per second, keeping it in line with the 2.5-generation Edge standard. Agere stacks one memory chip on top of the base-band chip to reduce the phone's size. Typically, cell phones have chips on both sides of the circuit board, making phones thicker.

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