Sharp Comes with a Wooden Smartphone

Sharp has announced that it will develop cell phones encased in wood, particularly Japanese cypress. This is their way of saying that the phone is supposedly meant for long-term usage, in a land where (as we have heard) cell phones are thrown to the garbage after two months of use. Why? Because the Japanese like to waste their money like that.

But apart from the wooden body, the phone itself features basic specs such as a 3.4-inch touch screen with 480 x 854 resolution, a 5-megapixel CMOS camera with auto-focus, and a microSDHC slot that expands the phone’s memory up to 16GB.

The Touch Wood phone by Sharp is slated for a February-March 2011 release in Japan. The price is yet to be revealed, but since the phone is limited to only 15,000 units, expect them to be quite an investment once they arrive on NTT DoCoMo shelves.

Source: MobileCrunch

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