Meet The Card (AKA The Calculator)

The day the original Motorola RAZR V3 was one of those rare moments at Stuff towers – a time when the entire crowded round to coo over a gadget. With

The day the original Motorola RAZR V3 was one of those rare moments at Stuff towers – a time when the entire crowded round to coo over a gadget. With a miniature armada of tech toys breaching our doorstep on a daily basis, that’s quite a feat.

Unveiled this week, the Samsung p300 (above centre) may be the phone to repeat Motorola’s awesome debut. Known as The Card, the nickname stems from – surprise, surprise - a thinner-than-the-RAZR 8.9mm profile that’s not far off our 2mm thick VISA card. We’re being generous and including the embossed digits.

Of course, the other thing making The Card stand out is its brilliant retro calculator styling. It’s enough to make us want to write BOOBIES in upside-down numbers all over again.

Specs are less spectacular, with the phone contenting itself with a 1.3MP cam, Bluetooth, direct PictBridge printing with compatible inkjets plus a 262k colour screen which – knowing Samsung – will be more dazzling than David Cameron’s Colgate smile.  

Also new from Samsung are the Z510 (top left) and the z540 (top right). Apparently they’re both the world’s slimmest 3G phones – at 14.9mm thick they just beat the superslim Moto V3i. Interestingly enough, the dashing duo are near identical aside from styling, so expect them to get snapped up as exclusives by 3G-friendly networks such as Vodafone and Orange.

Pricing and availability’s unannounced. Elsewhere, Samsung’s been showing off TV phones, though they’re currently as useful as an inflatable dartboard for UK use. More updates as we get ‘em.