Only in Japan: KDDI au's Spring 2009 Cellphone LineS

In case you're curious about what else our friends across the Pacific are getting, here's some more of KDDI au's Spring 2009 line. This season's trends: 3-inch-plus screens, easy global calling and fitness.

Only in Japan: KDDI au's Spring 2009 Cellphone LineS

Only in Japan: KDDI au's Spring 2009 Cellphone LineS

Only in Japan: KDDI au's Spring 2009 Cellphone LineS

Only in Japan: KDDI au's Spring 2009 Cellphone LineS

Only in Japan: KDDI au's Spring 2009 Cellphone LineS

Only in Japan: KDDI au's Spring 2009 Cellphone LineS

Only in Japan: KDDI au's Spring 2009 Cellphone LineS

Only in Japan: KDDI au's Spring 2009 Cellphone LineS

Only in Japan: KDDI au's Spring 2009 Cellphone LineS

Only in Japan: KDDI au's Spring 2009 Cellphone LineS

Like the Winter/Fall season's phones, these ones are sleek clamshells chock full of features the public probably won't use—like "Run & Walk," a mobile fitness program that offers fashion advice, a personal trainer as well as the usual calorie and step counters.

It's funny. I used to feel like Japan was on the cutting edge of designing cellphones and features. Now though, minus a few interesting novelties (the music program phone or that 3D phone), KDDI au's offerings all seem a little stale. [KDDI au]