Video: KDDI's iida INFOBAR Android Handset Boasts Unique Design, UI [Update: New Video]

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Japan’s second largest mobile carrier KDDI au unveiled its summer line-up of cell phones today, and one of the 15 new models is particularly interesting: the so-called INFOBAR A01 [JP], which is part of KDDI’s designer sub-brand iida. The biggest selling points are the Android phone’s pretty unique design and UI.

First, the specs:

  • 3.7-inch LCD with 960×540 resolution
  • Android 2.3
  • 8MP camera
  • e-wallet function
  • digital TV tuner
  • infrared
  • USB, microSDHC ports
  • Bluetooth 3.0+EDR, Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n)
  • 6-axis motion sensor
  • size: 118×63×11.8mm, weight: 113g

And the UI is simply beautiful, as you can see in the video embedded below (it’s in Japanese, but that doesn’t matter too much in this case):

KDDI plans to start offering this Android INFOBAR in Japan this summer.

Our friends over at Diginfonews in Tokyo just posted this video (subbed in English) they took of the handset earlier today at the KDDI press conference: