There Is Now A Phone That Combines Pantone And Radiation Detectors

Gimmicky or not, Sharp is not averse to wedging weird and new(ish) technologies into its phones. As such, it has teamed up with Japanese mobile phone peddler Softbank to release a phone that not only has a radiation detector but comes in eight Pantone-certified colours.

The "Pantone 5 107SH" is a 3.7-inch, Android phone that apparently is the first such phone to have a radiation detector. According to Ubergizmo, the radiation readings take about 10 seconds to process, and given what happened in Fukushima, it makes sense that a product would first pop up in the Japanese markets. If you happen to live in Japan, you might be interested to know that it has a 1.4GHz single-core Snapdragon CPU, a 4MP rear cam and 0.3MP front cam. It also happens to be waterproof and dustproof.

[designboom, UberGizmo]

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