I’m a big lover of cats and anything cat-related, but I’m not too crazy about the Japanese phenomenon Hello Kitty. There’s just something about Hello Kitty merchandise that’s too cutesy and kiddie for my tastes. Recently a mobile phone featuring the Japanese cat came out, but instead of just painting the whole thing pink and slapping on some decal, the mobile phone itself is Hello Kitty-shaped! I’m also loving the fact that the Hello Kitty phone comes in yellow and blue.
I’m guessing that Sanrio designed these for kids because specs-wise, the Hello Kitty phone is pretty basic. It’s a normal dual band GSM with a 1.5-inch screen, built-in camera, microSD slot, and FM radio. No news about how much it’s selling for and if it will be available outside Japan!