Ken Miyauchi is the Representative Director and CEO of Willcom. Inc., which is located in Tokyo, Japan. This is an innovative firm which has recently announced the development of the smallest and lightest phone in the world. Yannick LeJacq has reported for International Business Times on March 5, 2013, Japanese Carrier Willcom Introduces ‘The World’s Smallest And Lightest Phone.’
Willcom has unveiled a new entry into the hot smartphone market that it is calling the world's “smallest and lightest phone.” This smartphone is known as the Phone Strap 2 WX06A. It is a tiny device measures 32 x 70 x 10.7mm and weighs 32 grams. This new device is the successor to Willcom’s original Phone Strap, and is actually slightly thicker than its predecessor, which measured 10.5mm. Willcom has said it has managed to trim down the new Phone Strap by one gram while still adding several essential features, which now includes email. The Phone Strap 2 WX06A has a one-inch LCD screen, with a 96 x 96 pixel resolution. In comparison, Apple’s iPhone 5 has a 4-inch display screen, with an 1136 x 640 resolution.
The Apple iPhone 5 offers a lot more display space and internal processing power. However, the iPhone 5 is also 80 grams heavier and significantly larger at 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm. But, given the Phone Strap 2’s tiny measurements, the phone has no camera, no native apps, and not very much in the way of internal storage. And the battery supports only two hours of talk time. Willcom has said in a statement that the new device was designed to be an accessory for larger smartphones, which have the capacity to support a fuller range of features. The Phone Strap 2 will be released in Japan later this year in white, pink, and black. Details about pricing or any potential release outside of Japan have not yet been released.