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Jean Snow stopped by the KDDI Design Studio and got an eyeful in the form of these beautiful bar phones. Large, squarish buttons in a grid, flush to a curved surface that looks to be as comfortable to hold in the hand as a piece of fruit. Good design is easy, in retrospect. Handsets in Japan are bigger, and these are no different. But smaller doesn't necessarily mean easier to use, now does it?

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This is just a Japanese prototype, so abandon all hope of every seeing one with a T-Mobile logo on it. But it still is fun to gawk. A nice blue and greyscale model after the jump.

This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.
This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

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