NEC is going after Motorola with the launch of what it is claiming is the world's thinnest mobile phone the e949.

Looking decidedly like the Razr, the new phone from NEC will go on sale in Hong Kong and feature a mega pixel camera.

The plan is then to launch the model in Italy, Russia, Australia and China, among others, before hopefully getting to the UK.

The actual dimensions of the phone are a slim 47.9mm (width) X 101.5mm (height) X 11.9mm (depth; when folded) and a weight of 96g. Supporting mobile-internet and GSM/GPRS, it is equipped with a 1.9in (176×220 dot) 65,000 colour display in addition to a digital camera (1.3 mega pixels).

The sub-screen with an organic light emitting display is convenient for scrolling text messages. The phone is also loaded with a wide variety of features including PictBridge, MP3, Java and Bluetooth. Up to 64-polyphonic ring tones and two minutes of movie shooting can be enjoyed by the user.