While American parents are buying their offspring limited-use cellphones like the Migo and Firefly, their Japanese counterparts are sold on full-fledged phones that have an added kawaii factor to appeal to the kids. Papipo, from Bandai and Willcom, is typical, and includes a 128x128 display, ultra-low-res camera, and lots of cute packaging. It can also be set up to block certain numbers, to keep the kids from calling or getting calls from undesirable elements.

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