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.
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]