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The Infobar was one of the most heralded phones in Japan and helped convince a lot of subscribers to switch to KDDI. The follow up, the Talby, is the Infobar re-imagined by designer Mark Newson. Not only is it beautiful but it's powerful too; designed for KDDI's 1x RTT network, the phone has the Opera web browser with a Flash Lite player, a 240 x 320 (QVGA) LCD, and a 1.3 MP camera with macro mode for snapping barcodes.

Although we didn't get to play with it that much since the interface is only in Japanese, we can tell you after holding this phone, all you can say to yourself is "Why? Why can't any American phones look and feel half this good?" Once you pick it up, you don't want to put it down—EVAR.

Click on for more pictures—and believe us, no matter how many we took we still wanted to keep snapping this thing.


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