Gimmicky or not, Sharp is not averse to wedging weird and new(ish) technologies into their phones. As such, they've teamed up with Japanese cellphone peddler Softbank to release a phone that not only has a radiation detector, but comes in eight Pantone-certified colors.


The "Pantone 5 107SH" is a 3.7-inch, Android-based phone that apparently is the first such phone to have a radiation detector. According to Ubergizmo, the radiation readings take about 10 seconds to process, and given what happened in Fukushima, it makes sense that a product would first pop up in the Japanese markets.And if you happen to live in Japan, you might be interested to know that it has a 1.4 GHz single-core Snapdragon CPU, a 4 megapixel rear cam, and 0.3 megapixel front cam. It also happens to be waterproof and dustproof.

[designboom, UberGizmo]