Hello Kitty Digital Phone? No. Please... No.

I'm flying to Tokyo today, but I'm rather hopeful that what's at the other end isn't this astonishingly ugly 'Hello Kitty' DECT phone that Pioneer's released. I guess it'd match up with the Hello Kitty Android phone -- not that I own one of those either. Akihabara news reports on the Hello Kitty digital handset, a modification of the existing TF-FN2000 digital cordless phone. Sure, I know Hello Kitty has inexplicable levels of popularity in certain parts of the world, but this just seems like a regular phone that may as well have just had a sticker slapped on it.[Akihabara News]