Japan always get some insanely awesome gizmos, but the UI usually is something only the Japanese can love. I remember reading somewhere that the Japs love all their info available all the time right in front of their eyes, even if it looks cluttered (It was an article of why Yahoo is used more than Google in Japan, if I remember correctly). Well, they’ve taken that same thing to another level with this iida UI on the KDDI Infobar.
It reminds me of Slidescreen, except it’s more graphically oriented. Yup, it’s slidescreen meets the Windows Phone 7 Metro UI.
It’s basically an Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Device, with the usual suite of connectivity options (WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, IR, GSM/CDMA dual Mode), a 1 Seg TV Tuner, a 3.7″ qHD (540 x 960) Capactive ASV LCD Display (that’s 300ppi BTW), 8MP A/F Cam, and of course, the iida interface. Anyways, here’s a video of the interface, followed by another one of the phone in action.
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