It will probably take a few more months until Japan’s five major cell phone makers really start shipping smartphones to the US and other regions, but in their home market, all signs point to an Android future.
Japan’s second biggest carrier KDDI au, for example, unveiled [JP] a total of six new Android phones for its winter line-up today, and Fujitsu-Toshiba Mobile’s ARROWS Z ISW11F is probably the most interesting model.
The device comes with the following features:
- Android 2.3.5
- 4.3-inch LCD display with 1,280×720 resolution
- Wi-fi IEEE802.11b/g/n (tethering is possible)
- waterproof body
- 13MP CMOS camera (Exmor R for mobile, ISO25600)
- 1.3MP sub camera
- 1080p video recording
- dual-core TI OMAP4430 CPU (1.2GHz)
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB ROM
- HDMI interface, microSDHC card slot (32GB max.), microUSB port
- Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
- e-wallet function
- digital TV tuner
- GSM, CDMA
- size: 64×128×10.1mm, weight: 131g
KDDI plans to start offering the ARROWS Z ISW11F to subscribers in Japan in November.