Disney does a Cinderella act in Japan

Phone made with Sharp and Softbank takes on princess theme.


Disney and Softbank have geen making phones for kids in Japan for some time, with the handsets becoming increasingly adult-like in both function and appearance. Its latest mobile handset also seems to be aimed at this ambiguous market in Japan, but the theme clearly belongs to the Magic Kingdom: Princesses.

The "Cinderella" line is being produced in a partnership with Sharp, using the Disney Mobility service offered by Softank, according to Akihabara News. The DM002SH has a 2.6-inch display, a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, 50MB of built-in memory, and the 1Seg TV tuner used in Japan.

Probably more important is the phone's crystal-like finish, which comes in three colors--clear crystal, brown topaz, and pink diamond. (No pumpkin.)

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