The KDDI "neon" Phone

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I'm still reeling from this KDDI phone by Naoto Fukasawa (the latest in the au design project series). The English version of the flash site has not been added, so I'm hoping one of our Japanese-speaking readers can supply more accurate details in a few hours. From what I can tell, this has an organic EL display (similar to the Sony NW-A1000 Walkman)—so that smooth top surface of the phone is one big display. This is particularly useful for using the FM radio and the rest of the audio features, because this is a music phone (50MB of memory, from what I can tell, and a miniSD card slot). It also appears to be compatible with the Yamaha NX-A01 cellphone speaker system. Flip the handset open—it's white on the outside and black on the inside—and neon is packing a 240 x 320 TFT screen, 1.3 megapixel camera and a whole lot of other stuff I can't translate. The neon is one of 7 new models on tap from KDDI's au design for the spring.

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au Design Project neon [Product Page (via mocoloco]

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