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Only in Japan: KDDI's INFOBAR C01 is a unique big-buttoned and colorful Android phone

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Only in Japan: KDDI's INFOBAR C01 is a unique big-buttoned and colorful Android phone
We’ve always looked up to Japan - not because the phones out there are always the most practical ones, but because of how bold and different their design is. Everytime we look at the newest arrivals for Japanese carriers we end up surprised - and this time Japan’s KDDI didn’t leave us without some bedazzlement either.

The INFOBAR C01 is probably the most colorful of the five new handsets for the Japanese carrier. It’s an Android smartphone in a weird elongated feature phone body - what we mean is that it comes with a keypad you usually only see on feature phones. It also runs Gingerbread with a unique UI. Here are the rest of the specs:

  • 3.2-inch screen with 480x854 pixel resolution
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 8MP CMOS camera
  • digital TV tuner, e-wallet, infrared
  • USB, microSDHC ports
  • Bluetooth 3.0+EDR
  • 0.47” (12.3mm) thick, 3.74 oz (106g)

The KDDI INFOBAR C01 comes from another dimension - but is that weirdness something that you’d appreciate or is it just an exotic piece of hardware you’d rather only look at? 

source: TechCrunch

Only in Japan: KDDI's INFOBAR C01 is a unique big-buttoned and colorful Android phone
Only in Japan: KDDI's INFOBAR C01 is a unique big-buttoned and colorful Android phone
Only in Japan: KDDI's INFOBAR C01 is a unique big-buttoned and colorful Android phone

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posted on 16 Jan 2012, 07:05 5

1. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


This is kind of cool.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 08:27

2. orielwindow (Posts: 94; Member since: 23 Sep 2010)


Coooooool!!!!!

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 09:52

3. terencespark (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


approved.

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 10:43

4. ECPirate37 (Posts: 91; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


This is awesome!

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 10:50 4

5. the_s2 (Posts: 207; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


The coolest weird phone around!

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 12:23

6. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


Legit

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 14:26 1

7. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Kill it with fire...

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 15:10 1

9. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


no me gusta

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 14:47

8. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Finally some pretty Android handset!

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 15:16

10. downphoenix (Posts: 2359; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


looks pretty nice, a nice balance of functionality of a feature phone with the capabilities of a smartphone.

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