Fujitsu has created a Symbian smartphone (Fujitsu F-04B) that has a detachable QWERTY keyboard, touchscreen, a 12Mp camera and an optional camera module that can be snapped on if required. For days when you would like a slim device, you can use the phone independent of the keyboard navigating with the touch interface.
NTT DOCOMO, the leading mobile operator in Japan, recently announced its line up of 19 new handsets, and the F-04B is one of the 9 based on Symbian. The device will be available in March-April next year, but if you want one, be prepared to move to Japan as there are currently no plans to bring it to other markets. Here is a video of it in action.
Other notable devices include:
4 Devices Manufactured by Fujitsu
- docomo PRIME series F-01B: High-spec waterproof phone with 12.2-megapixel camera – available now.
- docomo STYLE series F-02B: Jewellery-quality waterproof phone with a tiny, snap-on perfume holder – available before the end of the year.
- docomo SMART series F-03B: Slim, waterproof phone with luxurious design and 12.2-megapixel camera – available soon.
- docomo PRIME series F-04B: High-spec phone with 12.2-megapixel camera and the world’s first separable two-module body – available March to April 2010.
5 Devices Manufactured by Sharp
- docomo PRIME series SH-01B: CCD 12.1-megapixel camera and crystal-pattern body – available now.
- docomo STYLE series SH-02B: Crystal-patterned body surface with elegant illumination and smooth curves – available now.
- docomo PRO series SH-03B: Large 3.7-inch touch screen and QWERTY keyboard for quick, smooth operation – available February 2010.
- docomo STYLE series SH-04B: Melting Sweet Chocolate model designed by accessory-maker – available soon.
- docomo STYLE series SH-05B: Dream teen phone designed by top models of Seventeen magazine – available February 2010.