This one is kinda awesome too...
KDDI's "Ply" concept lives up to its name
As carriers go, Japan'sKDDI au
seems to spend more time than just about anyone dreaming up crazy concept handsets -- some of which actuallygo on to become production models
(this is Japan, after all). Alongside those Yamaha-brandedmusical instrument phones
, KDDI has been showing off the plywood-inspired "Ply," an expansive touchscreen backed by a number of layers that represent the phone's various functions. Said functions are actually pretty far-fetched -- there's a printer, pico-projector, and analog clock with a minute hand that actually swings out beyond the body of the phone itself, for example -- but the phone itself is pretty stunningly beautiful, so we'd love to see it on the streets of Tokyo even if it meant nixing the printer.