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60g mini phone, ideal as Pub partner

Small Electronics outfit Onyx reckons its Liscio mobile phone might be the perfect partner to take to the pub as it is so small.

However, at 91 x 35 x 18mm and weighing less than 60g, that's probably not something we would do.

The £129.99 SIM free phone is so small that you would probably lose it anyway if you get too drunk after downing your pints.

Its keys are also unbelievably small which would make it slightly difficult for a drunken ET to call home.

The reflective finish of the Liscio can also double as a mirror and the phone apparently sustain three hours worth of alcohol inhibited breath talk.

Other features include a nice OLED display, 128MB worth of internal storage and a SD card slot, support for Bluetooth, a USB port and a FM radio - just in case you want to listen to footie results.

There's no camera and seriously though, if you were after a rock solid, cheap phone, our money would be on the slim and cheap Sony Ericsson J110i black (see below) which costs only £2.95 when you buy £10 airtime.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.