The F706i is Fujitsu’s fifth waterproof cellphone. And because it is no longer a novelty product as Fujitsu’s has run through the waterproof concept for five times, this time the F706i boasts of 1-seg TV, a double-hinge style and is a slim 16.5mm. The mobile carrier for these waterproof babies is NTT Docomo. If you do a lot of serious swimming or lounging by the pool, better think about getting the F706i because accidents happen. Oops!
* HSDPA support
* 1-Seg mobile TV
* Waterproof up to 3m
* 2.7″ display
* 2 megapixel camera
* microSD/SDHC memory card slot
Here are some pretty girls using the F706i to boot.
For those of you who don’t know what “raku” means, it means “easy” in Japanese. The latest RakuRaku phone from Fujitsu aim at older people and for those who wants a frill free phone. The specs of the phone will not be a page long but it has what it takes to look trendy as well in a world where being fashionable is quite important to stay “in”. These RakuRaku’s comes in three colors, pink, silver and black, the size of the phone 17.6mm in thickness only, has GPS and a digital camera. One of its more interesting features is the noise canceling speakers for a clearer conversation :)
Check it out at Akihabara
Symbian Ltd. announced their 20 millionth handset sales in an announcement earlier last week. The Symbian OS Smartphones have been doing particularly well in Japan as the growth was driven by remarkable innovation that the OS is because of it ability to reduce time-to-market and meeting the requirements of handset vendors and network operators. In a nutshell, it’s an excellent gadget that has been found useful by the majority of Japanese.
Now after the announcement Symbian announce another ad to bash European and American mobile markets in their BooHooForYou commercial. I personally think it’s funny as hell as the Pizza chains have been doing this tactic for the longest time against each other, but in the Japanese culture this is viewed as extremely rude. According to Wireless Watch Japan:
Anyone who understands how Japan’s business and wider civil culture operates will tell you that remaining humble – especially when you otherwise have strong reason to brag loudly in public – is not only expected and practiced, but to do the opposite is highly insulting. Thus Symbian’s BHFY comes across as at least culturally inappropriate and at worst directly insulting.
Whoops Symbian, I don’t think this culture appreciates your humor. You should just stick to the whole conservative touch of your Chairman shaking hands with the relevent folks. Smile. Bow. And. Continue. Your. Excellent. Work. Deal.
yea you OCDs out there can wash these
Fujitsu has launched what it seems to be like the world’s first thinnest waterproof phone. The F703i is unfortunately not going to leave the Japanese shores so too bad world! The phone is 17.9mm thick and can be submerged into water for about 30 minutes. I wonder why the timeframe…since it’s waterproof it should be able to stay in water for an unsurmountable time. But anyway, it also boast the feature of being able to go down to 1 metre deep without much casualties.
The only question right now is, if they created the world’s thinnest waterproof phone, how come they didn’t create the world’s first water-friendly phone that allows callers to talk underwater? I mean what good is a waterproof phone if the user cannot make phonecalls underwater, eh?
bling bling casing
The F703i also comes in a shiny casing with 2.2inch screen and 1.3megapixel camera. No word about whether it plays music or not.