Every year or so, you'll read the same line: Japanese cellphones are amazing, futuristic überhandsets, and the rest of the world is stuck in the last decade. In 2009, though, that narrative has basically collapsed.
Surprisingly absent until now, touchability has finally made it into the KDDI au line-up. Casio's offering utilizes a 3.1-inch touchscreen for some funky music apps — making it a music studio in your pocket.
Hitachi's new Wooo, part of Japan's KDDI au Spring line, comes with the unique ability to watch 3D videos. Sounds coool, even if the 3D-induced woooziness will have you switching back to 2D in minutes.