naoto fukasawa: infobar c01 smartphone
 
naoto fukasawa: infobar c01 smartphone naoto fukasawa: infobar c01 smartphone
jan 18, 2012

naoto fukasawa: infobar c01 smartphone

the ‘infobar c01’ series, designed by naoto fukasawa for iida

designed by naoto fukasawa, the ‘infobar c01‘ combines the form and functionality factors of the original 2004 first-generation model and last year’s touch screen device. offered through the iida brand of carrier KDDI au, the candybar-style smartphones feature a checkered keypad beneath a full touchscreen and a newly developed android-based user interface.

the device measures 5.11 inches tall by 2 inches wide and under a half inch thick (130 x 52 x 12.3 mm), at a weight of 3.7 ounces (160 grams). its 3.2-inch screen features 854 x 480 resolution; and the device is loaded wtih an 8-megapixel CMOS camera and USB and microSDHC ports. it is bluetooth, wifi, and infrared -compatible with an e-wallet function and digital TV tuner.

the redesigned iida interface offers increased customizability and mimics the phone’s styling with a contemporary grid layout for menus and applications.

the device is expected in japan by february 2012.

full front and back views, red

full front and back views, black

full front and back views, yellow

video demo of the ‘infobar c01’

three views of the highly customizable android 2.3-based interface

  • It looks way too HUGE.

    ttt says:
  • nice!! I like them. also ummm ttt, the pictures are bigger than the phones, probably to show detail.
    they’re not that big in real life. 😀

    seriously though 5 x 2 x 0.5 inches is actually really close in total size to the iphone 4s: taller but thinner.

    rio says:

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