We'll spare you the obvious cheap jokes
, but grabbing hold of NTT DoCoMo's Touch Wood concepts at CEATEC
was a true, honest-to-goodness pleasure. Engineered in cooperation with Sharp and Olympus, the kidney bean-esque touchscreen phone was accompanied by a TV tuning smartphone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Both units were in the early prototype stage, with the bean shaped fellow being a mere mock-up that failed to do anything when pressed. The other guy is based around the SH-04A
, and while the wood trim could've certainly encompassed more of the chassis than it did, we dig the direction DoCoMo is headed here. Have a look at Ma Earth's favorite phone (next to the Reclaim
, of course) in the gallery below (and video after the break, if you're feeling extra saucy).
NTT DoCoMo's Touch Wood concepts show their grains at CEATEC