Forget the Japanese kids. My wife would love one of these. Except for the Cinderella theme for the phone interface and the fact that this can work on Softbank’s Disney Mobility service, there’s nothing remotely Disney about this sleek and sexy clamshell, which any style-conscious teenager would love to carry around.
Manufactured by Sharp, the DM002SH Cinderella phone is headed to fill its space on Japan’s popular carrier, Softbank, in June. Other than the smallish Disney name on the front bezel beneath the screen and the Cinderella theme, you wouldn’t believe this is a phone for kids. Even the diamond patterned and textured outer casing in three colors of Clear Crystal, Brown Topaz, and Pink Diamond would attract more women than children.
The specs aren’t to be taken lightly either. This style icon is a full 3G-ready device complete with support for HSDPA and mobile TV for some Disney action on the go. There isn’t one but two screens, the internal one being a 2.6 inch WQVGA while the outer is a functional OLED display. The Sharp DM002SH also proudly houses a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, infrared, and 50MB of onboard memory with a microSD slot for further expansion.
Although we don’t have the information on its pricing yet, we are pretty sure Japanese fathers will go home with their pockets much lighter than usual when it becomes available in Japan next month. Sorry rest of the world!
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