A new HTC J Butterfly - called the HTC Deluxe in some regions - may spread its wings this summer.
Japanese phone company KDDI showed off its latest audio technology at CEATEC 2011, demoing a mobile phone that works without a speaker.
Motorola announced this week that it is working with a major mobile phone network operator to begin trials of LTE, or 4G, technology by the middle of next week.
We thought, with the iPhone, we'd seen it all when it comes to strange applications, but a new download from a Japanese phone network puts even the oddest fart apps to shame.
Sharp has decided that the lack of plugs by the sea is just too much to bear, so has released the world's first waterproof and solar-powered mobile phone.
Google's much-hyped Android phone operating system might not have taken the world by storm yet, but a development from Japan shows it could have opportunities in some unexpected places.
Sony Ericsson may be struggling at the moment, but that hasn't stopped it coming out with another good-looking top-end phone.
Electronic paper comes in many sizes, but the one most manufacturers are hoping will break the mainstream is the A4 equivalent they expect to replace everything from newspapers to laptops.
Later this month, mobile phone users in Japan will get their hands on an innovative new game that combines GPS and an electronic compass to, rather oddly, help invisible aliens find their way back home.