If you like your phones super skinny and encased in metal, Motorola's RAZR and SLVR have just gotten themselves some serious new competition in the BenQ-Siemens EL71 slider phone, announced today at CeBIT. Brushed aluminum and magnesium! Only 16.mm thick! A keypad that glides out gently! You'd probably be going out on the town more if you had this phone, the better to show it off.
For a phone that's meant first and foremost to be stylish, the EL71 is no slouch feature-wise—unlike, say, Nokia's first fashion phones. The camera is 1.3 megapixels with a flash and will do video, it has Bluetooth, takes microSD cards and will play MP3s and AAC files. The Music Cable IHM-100 accessory lets you plug it into any hifi system and play your music over speakers, so maybe you wouldn't bring your iPod around so much anymore.