NEC has developed a cellular telephone with digital camera function that is the size of a credit card, and plans to unveil it next week.
Few details of the telephone are available at present and NEC is expected to announce its development and the name of a launch customer at a Tokyo news conference scheduled for Tuesday.
The launch customer is a foreign cellular telephone network operator, company spokesperson, Akiko Shikimori, said.
She declined to name the carrier or cellular network standard with which the handset is compatible, but said the phone was not tied to a particular cellular technology and NEC would be able to supply different versions for different network standards.
Similarly the resolution of the camera was not fixed and could be changed to match local market demand, Shikimori said.