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Pantech has announced what it claims is the world's smallest clamshell GSM phone is now on sale in the US, courtesy of North American carrier Cingular.

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The C300 was unveiled back in April. It measures just 6.8 x 4.3 x 1.9cm when closed and weighs just 70.9g, Pantech said. Open it up and you'll see the 1.52in, 262,144-colour main display. On the back is a 300,000-pixel camera (VGA) with a 4x digital zoom facility.

The phone is the first Pantech device to be offered by Cingular. It currently has a couple of handsets supplied by Verizon - the PN-210 and PN-215 - and it's the manufacturer of the Hero phone offered by virtual network operator Helio. ®

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