Japanese carrier rebels against big phones, intros 'the world's smallest and lightest phone'

Japanese carrier rebels against big phones, intros 'the world's smallest and lightest phone'
Japanese Willcom is a carrier you might not have heard of, but with its recent announcement of the “smallest and lightest phone,” the Phone Strap 2 WX06A, it definitely stands out, going against the current trend of bigger is better.

As you can tell by the name, the device is the sequel to the Phone Strap first-gen, and the second generation measures a tiny 32 x 70 x 10.7mm, and tips the scale at merely 32 grams.

The device has a 1-inch display and lasts for two hours of talk time, or 12 days on standby. The whole idea is to have it strap to your main phone as a backup device, though, so it is not exactly a standalone gadget. Needless to say, this will be a Japan exclusive.

source: Willcom via The Verge



1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

our eyes will be destroyed after using it just for some minutes. and how can we text with it, even how to find it in our pockets? LOL

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Very carefully.

5. Topcat488

Posts: 1422; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

The stylus on this thing, would really come in handy. ;)

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I think this smartphone is not for humans it is for cats, hamsters, small dogs and other little human brothers. :D

16. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

it might heal the eye cancer caused by a 1080p display(if wendy's medical knowledge is up to par)

2. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

aahhhhh... and this is where the asha and other s40 stands out!

3. Meccalangelo

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Yo dawg I heard you like phones....So we made a phone to strap to your phone

17. Igneel unregistered

I think this idea is a bit better compare to the one HTC made as a bluetooth accessory for the HTC Butterfly..

6. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

uhmm... may i introduce the smallest phone in the philippines... the cherry mobile p9.. although i dont know which one is smaller... but check it out... xD http://www.cherrymobile.com.ph/products/lifestyle/p9http://www.pinoytechnologies.com/cherry-mobile-p9-review/

7. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

What new? Philippine have this kind of phone and it even have wifi tethering option.

8. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

That Philippine cherry look much cute than this.

9. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

the normal sim card is like the half of the hole phone ! yep that's Japan alright.

10. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

Why does Japan have to do everything so weird.


Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

My phone can use this as it's phone. Done

12. hltechie unregistered

Looks like a cell phone from Zoolander

14. Omarc07

Posts: 590; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I want one xp well not the Japanese one I want the cherry mobile one

15. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Their phones match their ....p.e.r.s.onalities? ...hahha!

18. gaby1451

Posts: 120; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

please tell me that is NOT a front facing camera on the device.

19. akishakoi

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Cherry mobile's P9 is a stand alone phone. no need to strap it to whatever.

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