Unorthodox Windows 10 Mobile shown off in Japan

Peter, 15 October, 2015

Welcome to another episode of "Japan gets all the fun phones." We saw the Lumia 950 duo and it had great cameras and such, but the design was pretty plain. A number of makers – including Vaio! – showed off phones running Windows 10 Mobile at an even held by Microsoft Japan.

Note that this was mostly a showcase of prototypes, not production-ready phones. And Vaio, Sony's former PC division, only showed off a non-working dummy, but it's still interesting to see it consider entering the smartphone market while its former parent considers leaving.

NuAns Neo

This one has a curious design, joining two materials including wood and other options.


NuAns Neo

ThirdWave Digginos Mobile DG-W10M

This one packs a 5" 720p display and 16GB of storage and an "affordable price" but that's about it.


Digginos Mobile DG-W10M

Freetel Katana 02

This one has a 5" 720p screen, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It will cost JPY 29,800 ($245/€215).


Freetel Katana 02

Acer Liquid M330

We we may actually see the Acer Liquid M330 in the west, it promises an entry-level experience with a 4.5" 480 x 854px, Snapdragon 210 chipset and a 5MP camera.


Acer Liquid M330

Genesis WPH-451


Genesis WPH-451

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The first one with an bad taint of green as top half and wood at bottom half, is not just unorthodox but can simply be called ugly.

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