Sony unwraps the super skinny XEL-1 OLED TV

We were sent into a spin over the weekend by the Sony tease shot, dubbed 'the Drive', on the left: a gift wrapped new NavMan? No, er, Vaio? No, er, ch

We were sent into a spin over the weekend by the Sony tease shot, dubbed 'the Drive', on the left: a gift wrapped new NavMan? No, er, Vaio? No, er, cheese cutter?No, no and thrice no. It is, in fact, as the removal of the fetching green ribbon attests, Sony's first consumer OLED TV, the XEL-1.And there was no need to go so chunky with the modesty-hiding band because, just like the prototype we saw in April, the 11in screen is a mere 3mm thick. Yes, 3mm.But there's more. As we place a Doctor Evil finger to one side of our mouths and tell you it sports a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a leccy-sipping 45W power draw.The downside? It's Japan only at the moment and, with just 960x540 pixels, it's not HD – but who cares when we'll be looking at it side-on so much?EssentialsSony XEL-1Price: £TBA (¥200,000 in Japan)On sale: TBA (1 December in Japan) Contact: SonyRelated stories:Toshiba's Regza XF – slimmer of the yearSuper slim TVs – prepare for the futureYour 2006 monitor: an easy on the eye Samsung OLED