While American parents are buying their offspring limited-use cellphones like the Migo
, 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.