The Melty Chocolate Cellphone is a sweet collaboration between one of Japan's biggest electronics companies and one of its most interesting designers.
The company is SHARP, the designer is Q-Pot and the phones - in Melty Bitter (brown) and Melty Strawberry (pink) "flavors" are part of a newly released limited edition of just 13,000 from Japan's NTT Docomo. The phones' clamshell exteriors look like melted chocolate giving way to chocolate bar styled keys displaying the Q-Pot logo. Even the on-screen menus display tasty & tasteful chocolate bar motifs!
Good looks are one thing; performance is also up to snuff. While not outstanding, the phones manage to provide most of the must-have features common to today's advanced Japanese cellphones: a 3" WVGA ASV display, 8mp CCD camera, 1-seg digital TV tuner, Bluetooth and a waterproof design.
Check out this video of the Melty Chocolate Cellphone in action:
The Melty Chocolate Cellphone (images of it, at least) provoked a high level of excitement at a local Toronto high school recently, at least among the female students. Doubtless such a design would find favor among young women here, as the only "girly" cell phones available are blase pastel or pinkish versions of typical bland, form-follows-function phones. (via Sync and Akihabara News)