KDDI au rolls out 8 new (and partly awesome) cell phones

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Japanese telecommunications giants SoftBank and Docomo unveiled their summer 2009 line-ups last week and were followed by the country’s No. 2 carrier, KDDI au, today. While SoftBank is to roll out 15 new cell phones this summer and Docomo even 17 presented models, KDDI au showed only 8 new candy bars [JP] in the morning. But some of these are amazing.

Here is au’s complete summer 2009 line-up:

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Toshiba Biblio

(cell phone with integrated e-book reader, a 3.5-inch LCD screen featuring a 960×480 resolution, 7GB internal memory, QWERTY keyboard and Opera Mobile 9.5 including AJAX support)

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Sharp Sportio Waterbeat

(waterproof cell phone with a 3-inch ASV touch screen (480×854), calorie tracker, weight controller, and other sports- and fitness related functions)

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Hitachi Mobile Hi-Vision CAM Wooo

(yes, a cell phone that lets you record video in 720p and at 30fps, and also features microSDHC/HDMI Mini interfaces and a 3-inch IPS screen (480×854))

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Sharp SOLAR PHONE SH002

(Sharp’s highly anticipated solar-powered cell phone with a 3-inch AVS screen, a 5MP CMOS AF camera and micro SD card support)

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Toshiba T002

(GSM cell phone with slim body specifically designed for women in their 30s to 40s)

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Casio G’zOne W62CA

(water proof cell phone with LED light, electronic compass and 2.7-inch WQVGA screen)

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Kyocera K002

(extra-slim (10.9mm) cell phone targeted at men in their 30s and 40s)

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Kyocera Kantan Keitai K003

(easy-to-use standard cell phone aimed at users over 60)

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