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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)
  • CDMA GSM
  • 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.

Update:
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: