Panasonic has unveiled what it claims to be the world's thinnest speaker, cutting its previous best effort (an enormous 2.5 millimeters thick) by a full 40%, with this room-shaker sliding in at a far more manageable 1.5 millimeters (or 0.059 inches) . Rest assured, despite being sliced nearly in half, according to Panasonic, the speaker will boast the same great sound quality you've come to expect from a speaker the size of a postage stamp. You'll have to wait a little while to sample the quality yourself though, with full production slated to start in May 2007, and availability dependent on the cellphone makers that decide to pick it up.

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