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KDDI iida Polaris robot concept [Video]

KDDI iida Polaris robot concept [Video]

Firmly convincing us that the Japanese get not only the best toys but the best concepts too, this collaboration between carrier KDDI and Flower Robotics - the iida Polaris - has just drooling with envy.  Currently just a prototype - with "commercialization yet to be determined" - the iida Polaris has at its core a touchscreen cellphone which docks into a mobile robot "suit".

Video demo after the cut

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Sony Ericsson S001 with huge AMOLED display & 8.1MP autofocus camera

Sony Ericsson S001 with huge AMOLED display & 8.1MP autofocus camera

Sony Ericsson might not be having such financial troubles if they deigned to release handsets like the SE S001 in Europe and the US.  Freshly announced for Japanese network KDDI, the Sony Ericsson S001 has a huge 3.3-inch 480 x 854 AMOLED display, an 8.1-megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and smile-shutter control, mobile TV, high-speed internet and GPS, and is making me sob with envy.

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KDDI demo WVGA OLED and 3D LCD for upcoming cellphones

KDDI demo WVGA OLED and 3D LCD for upcoming cellphones

KDDI have been demonstrating two new displays that will likely find their way into future cellphones from the company.  On show at CEATEC JAPAN 2008, the first panel is a 3.1-inch OLED running at 800 x 480 WVGA resolution; developed by Samsung, it offers the usual improved color reproduction and lower power requirements of OLED together with the ability to show finer detail in text and media.

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