Top 10: The best new cell phones Japan gets this summer

Japan’s telecommunications giants NTT Docomo, KDDI au and SoftBank present new cell phones four times a year: spring, summer, fall and winter. All companies showcased their summer 2009 wares in the last few days, including some simply incredible devices.

Japan will get a total of 40 new and shiny cell phones from the three carriers, all of which you can find over at MobileCrunch (line-ups of Docomo: part 1, 2/KDDI au/Softbank: part 1,2)

Here are my personal top 10:


Top 10: Sharp AQUOS SHOT SH-06A from Docomo

(AQUOS cell phone with 10MP CCD camera and 3.3-inch touch screen)


Top 9: NEC N-06A from Docomo

(Wifi cell phone (IEEE 802.11b/g compatible, 54Mbps maximum) with rotating touch screen and 8MP camera)


Top 8: LG L-06A from Docomo

(HSUPA cell phone (5.7Mbps maximum) with 3-inch touch screen, 5MP CMOS camera and quick access to various Google services)


Top 7: Sharp AQUOS SHOT 933SH from Softbank

(equipped with a 10 megapixel low-noise CCD sensor, a rotating touchscreen display and a 3.3-inch WVGA display)


Top 6: NEC 931N from SoftBank

(Wi-Fi cell-phone featuring a maximum performance of 54MBps, a rotating 3-inch touch screen and a 8MP camera)


Top 5: Fujitsu F-09A from Docomo

(touch screen with 3.4-inch rotating WVGA display (90 degrees) and 8.1MP CMOS camera)


Top 4: Toshiba T-01A (aka TG01) from Docomo

(alleged iPhone competitor with 1Ghz CPU, Windows Mobile and a 4.1-inch touchscreen, due out in Japan in June or July)


Top 3: Toshiba Biblio from KDDI au

(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)


Top 2: Sharp SOLAR HYBRID 936SH from Softbank

(solar-powered handset that lets you make a one-minute call time after 10 minutes of charging and features a 3-inch WVGA display)


Top 1: Hitachi Mobile Hi-Vision CAM Wooo from KDDI au

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