The Yahoo Phone is not the only unusual handset Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank rolled out yesterday. SoftBank subscribers could soon put down their hands on another one, the 007SH KT [JP], which has two selling points: it is designed like a clamshell feature phone (although it runs on Android), and it has Hello Kitty written all over it.
Techinically speaking, the 007SH KT is based from a model SoftBank has launched back in May for the Japanese market. Produced by Sharp, the so-called AQUOS PHONE THE HYBRID 007SH is being marketed as the world’s first flip phone running on Android with 2.3.
The Hello Kitty version allocates some of the extremely inspiring specs of that model: waterproof body, 3.4-inch LCD touchscreen with 854×480 resolution, 0.7-inch OLED sub-display, 16MP CCD camera with 1,280×720 HD video recording, IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0+EDR, digital TV tuner, e-wallet function, etc.
For fans of the cartoon cat, SoftBank flings in menus and screens in Hello Kitty design, special icons for use in mails, a Hello Kitty calculator app, a Hello Kitty alarm clock, and others.
SoftBank prepares to begin the distribution of the 007SH KT in Japan next month.