WIN of the day – Hello Kitty Android super-phone

Softbank, the mobile carrier in Japan surprised us yesterday with the announcement of a Yahoo phone running Google’s Android OS; yeah, strange. Things just get weirder. Today the Japanese carrier brings us the Hello Kitty branded Aquos. For this special Hello Kitty edition, owners will have the privilege to enjoy Kitty themed menus, screens, icons, mail, calculator, alarm clock, and more. Although the phone is heavily branded with Hello Kitty, there is a Snoopy theme as well. While it may be cute and glamorous, don’t be fooled. The Aquos is a beast. Aside from being the world’s first Android flip phone, you’ll find that the Aquos has

  • Gingerbread 2.3
  • 1Ghz 2nd gen Snapdragon processor
  • 16MP camera with 1280×720 HD video recording
  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0+EDR
  • GPS
  • Micro HDMI
  • microSD/SDHC slot (shipped with a 2GB card inside)
  • waterproof body
  • digital TV tuner
  • digital wallet function (Felica/RFID)
  • infrared port
  • Blu-ray recorder connectivity

Ladies, many of you commented on our previous article about the HTC Bliss with outcries for pocket powerhouse, so I look forward to reading your comments in response to this device. Guys if you think you’re too cool to rock a Hello Kitty phone, it’s also available in plain blue.

[via Engadget]

About the Author: Jim Farmer

Originally from Mathews Virginia, Jim is now residing in Newport News where he attends Christopher Newport University, majoring in Computer Science. He interns with NASA Langley by day, and scours the internet for Android News by night. In his free time, he enjoys stand-up paddle-boarding, pwning on XBOX Live, coding, or hanging out with his favorite gal in the world, Morgan. His hero is Dean Kamen, you know, aside from Andy Rubin, and as for politics he’s for Open Source, Net Neutrality, and Unlimited Data.

  • LadyDi

    I saw the words “win” and Hello Kitty” in the same sentence via Android Digest and flew over all too quickly. I love me some HK products and would love to win, no wait 2, since there’s blue as well.

  • LadyDi

    Yes, I know there is not a contest for one but I still want to win both colors. Thank you *laughs*

  • Stacey

    Would love to win this my phone is very old and need a new one. Thank You for a great contest.

  • Jeff Vanbuskirk

    My wife would love this phone

  • benor

    looks cool and the specs really amazing 16MP camera? are you sure you didn’t mistranslated this?
    and it’s a filp phone

    hell depending on the screen size and price i might just buy it

  • fgdhfghfg

    Pros: all the Japanese technology (well minus the thermometer, hygrometer, 50-color LEDs all around the phone, more mobile wallet apps, etc…)

    Pro: it’s Android :D And from using it at the stores, it’s very very smooth

    Con: 940mAh or so battery. With all the battery drain of Android, this won’t even last a day.. Good thing mobile chargers (solar, battery, AA-battery, USB, etc) are available at every convenience store in Japan lol.

    Con: can’t be software unlocked, which means to use anywhere else in the world you need a “hypersim” and many people can’t get data connectivity or incoming calls on 3G and so on.

    And if you think a Hello Kitty mobile is weird, you haven’t been to Japan. There’s even a “Disney Mobile” line of Android phones available over here… And there’s always special-edition phones like this one.

  • Jani

    Looks cool. Yes please I would like to win a new phone.

  • Jim Farmer

    Yup 16MP!
    Check out a pic of the back of the blue version. Huge camera.

  • Jim Farmer

    Also the screen flips 180 so it acts like a normal touch screen android.

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  • Dilim Ikj

    plz i would really really want this phone, i would like to give it to my niece, she’s a total hello kitty  fan and it would be a really great birthday present for her next month

  • Marc

    I’m a guy and I would have no problem rocking the Hello Kitty phone. If you are secure in yourself then you do not need to fear what someone else thinks about the cute little phone you are talking on. Besides, at my age people would just think I was using my daughters phone. LOL