A Phone for Everyone
One of the best things about CES is getting to see all the technology that isn’t yet available in the United States. From the cute and sparkly to the tough and durable, these Japanese Fujitsu phones make American phones look totally boring.
This Gingerbread phone pretty much has it all: A dual-core TI OMAP 4 processor, a 4.3-inch 720-by-1280-pixel resolution display, LTE connectivity, and a 13-megapixel camera. So, when is it showing up in the States?
And Yes, Its Waterproof
Fujitsu let CES attendees put its waterproof claims to the test.
Globetrotter Phone for Docomo
Fujitsu collaborated with Globetrotter, the British luxury luggage brand, to create this waterproof Android phone. The phone has a soft leather back with an embossed Globetrotter logo. Powered by Android Gingerbread, the Globetrotter phone has an 8-megapixel camera, along with a bright display.
Toshiba Windows Phone
These might be the prettiest Windows Phones I’ve ever seen. This particular one has a 13.2-megapixel camera and a gorgeous HD display. It also has a the most internalstorage--32GB--I’ve ever seen on a Windows Phone. This is another phone I’d love to see in the U.S. And yes, it is also waterproof!
Arrows Ultra Slim Android Phone
According to Fujitsu, this Arrows phone is the slimmest phone available at 6.7mm thick. It is also quite light, weighing only 3.7 ounces. It has an AMOLED display, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It also has a scratch resistant “ultra tough guard” body.
Arrows Compact Jewelry Phone
This phone, fit for a princess, has hardware buttons that resemble jewels and an accompanying stylus. The Android Gingerbread phone has a sparkly butterfly interface and a built-in “Beauty Body Clinic” --whatever that means.
Barcode Scanner Phone
Nope, that’s not at TV remote--its a barcode-scanning phone. This Windows Mobile 6.5-based phone is more of an industrial device, but its pretty darn cool all the same.
Windows 7 Phone
Yes, you read that right: This is the smallest device running Microsoft’s Windows 7 desktop operating system. It is powered by an Intel Atom Processor and comes equipped with Internet Explorer 9.
Arrows WiMAX Android Phone
This Android phone supports 4G WiMAX networks, which doesn’t make a ton of sense for the U.S. since Sprint is the only carrier who supports WiMAX and is slowly making the switch to LTE. That’s unfortunate, though, since this dual-core beast is pretty awesome. It has a 13.1-megapixel camera, a beautiful 4.3-inch display, and a neat interface feature called Smooth Touch Panel. You can pin your most frequently-used apps to the panel and flick through them to find what you want.