A TV phone that Spongebob would appreciate

NTT DoCoMo offers a handset that can be watched under water.

I4U News

Talk about a solution in search of a problem. NTT DoCoMo is debuting a new line of mobile handsets that let you watch TV on them under water. We're not kidding.

The 3G phones, one of which is pictured here submerged in water, will get Japan's 1Seg digital television reception and play it on their LCDs. Other functions include GPS, credit-card technology, and voice translation in Japanese, Chinese, and English, according to I4U News. And if you're not into the life aquatic, there's always a "Wellness" phone to monitor your daily diet and habits to make sure you stay healthy.

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