A phone that can resist water, look normal

Just don't try making calls from the bottom of the pool.

Akihabara News

The mere sight of the photo accompanying this item is enough to make our heart skip a beat or two, as we can only imagine what a good dousing would do to a standard cell phone. But fear not, this handset is actually supposed to be wet, at least for purposes of Fujitsu's marketing campaign, to show off its water-resistant casing.

The fact that we mistook it for a conventional phone bears some significance; most of the waterproof phones we've seen look a little more stout , shall we say, or something better suited for a construction site. The "FOMA F704i, however, is trying its best to look normal while lounging by the poolside without fear of the occasional splash, while housing features found in many liquid-averse models: a 1.3-megapixel camera, MP3 player and banking-ID recognition software, according to Akihabara News.

It has a maximum depth of 3 meters, though, so we don't advise making a call while riding the " Scuba-Doo ."

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