I still see kids in the Tokyo subway actually using payphones (remember those?) to call their parents as they make their way home from school. Telecommunications giant NTT DoCoMo seems to be launching this just-for-junior Android-powered smartphone to convince them to knock it off.
The HW-01D (PDF) comes in yellow, blue, or pink. It's powered by Android, has a 2.0-inch QVGA screen with a 240x320 resolution.
The browser and phone can be restricted to parent-set contacts and sites.
It has a 100-decibel alarm to ward off nasty people, GPS, and can send SMS texts so you can keep … Read more