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Friday, October 26, 2007

Japanese "iphone" in a bar package

As we know the markets react to changes and they raise competition as well as innovation and new product development. KDDI from Japan proved that it does not need the iPhone since 2006, but rather preferred to dominate with a similar cool device that outbid Apple's. The revolution was there with the Sanyo Infobar 2 phone that is nothing but success. Includes design, technical features and entertainment, totally adjusted and leading the Japanese market.

More specifically, the device features a 2.6" LCD screen with 240 x 400 pixel resolution, 100M bytes of built-in storage, and a microSD slot memory cards. Also included is a 2-megapixel camera and a $172 price tag.

The Infobar 2 has an embedded Felica smart chip to enable live electronic payments, a feature used currently in Japan for small purchases, train tickets, etc. The phone beats iPhone hands down at 2.4Mbps via a CDMA2000-1X EV-DO network.

Users can also watch digital TV and download music from Japanese artists not found in iTunes collection directly to their handsets from the Lismo music store. Seems that Japan prefers the candy better following the Halloween spirit :)


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