At the Ceatec exhibition in Chiba, Japan, the Infobar 2 phone, with its "melting candy bar" appearance, created quite a stir. The device features a 2.6" LCD screen with 240 x 400 pixel resolution, 100M bytes of built-in storage, and a microSD slot memory cards. Also included is a 2-megapixel camera and a $172 price tag.
The Infobar 2 has an embedded Felica smart chip to enable live electronic payments, a feature used currently in Japan for small purchases, train tickets, etc. The phone beats iPhone hands down at 2.4Mbps via a CDMA2000-1X EV-DO network.
Users can also watch digital TV and download music from Japanese artists not found in iTunes collection directly to their handsets from the Lismo music store. Seems that Japan prefers candy to fruit.