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
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



1. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

This is kind of cool.

2. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 2010


3. terencespark

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 06, 2012


4. ECPirate37

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

This is awesome!

5. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

The coolest weird phone around!

6. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012


7. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Kill it with fire...

9. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

no me gusta

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Finally some pretty Android handset!

10. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless