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Flip phones in anime
Posted 4/6/13
Because Motorola Razr > All.
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Posted 4/6/13
There are a LOT of flip phones in Japan.
That's probably why they're in the anime as well...

I don't mind it. It's kinda nostalgic, seeing most anime characters using a flip phone instead of a smart phone... There's no buttons on smart phones! It's kinda weird but I miss texting on my old Motorola..
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Posted 4/6/13 , edited 4/6/13
Indeed there are a lot of flip phones in Japan and a lot of the anime made now are based on manga or games that come out couples years ago.

I still prefer phones with QWERTY keyboard for typing and texing since I can type faster without looking at the keys. Smartphone keyboard is too small and annoying and I make more mistake even with smart text


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Posted 4/6/13
I love that Eden of the East cell phone. I remember seeing a replica model of it in Japan a few years back that I REALLY wanted but it cost like an absurd amount at the time and as much as I would have liked to have it...yeah, it was out of my price range. I feel like looking for that phone now again and hopefully it got cheaper, not getting my hopes up though.
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Posted 4/6/13

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Cuz Katsura wanted the same phone as Makoto...




lol Great response/inside joke :D....
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Posted 4/6/13
Because Smart Phones are oh so boring and totally 'uncool'. Why use your boring and totally useless Smart phone when you can use an AWESOME and STYLISH flip phone
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Posted 4/6/13
I couldn't help but notice that the kids in Devil Survivor 2 had flip phones, but they also forcibly downloaded the demon app (or whatever that all was). Now of course non-smart phones can still download apps, but it's not quite the same. This made me wonder if there are Android flip phones in Japan. I don't think I'm going to look into it right now, but maybe later.
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Posted 4/6/13
Article from c/net : Fujitsu F-series phones have earned a reputation as "infidelity phones." They have potent privacy features that make it pretty much impossible for significant others to snoop into extracurricular texts and calls. They also hide the fact that you're using advanced privacy features, making the phone seem totally innocent.
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Posted 4/6/13
It's cause flip phones are still HUGE in Japan.
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Posted 4/7/13
flip phones are still big in japan. the biggest mobile network provider DoCoMo has many many phones that are flip phones. same goes with softbank and ao. Iphones and adroids do exist and they are increasing fast. the reason why it took so long for "western" phones to come to japan, was that until recently japan had their unique mobile network. meaning that if you were visiting japan, you're mobile phone would be rendered useless in japan.
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Posted 4/7/13

ChronicAddict wrote:

I couldn't help but notice that the kids in Devil Survivor 2 had flip phones, but they also forcibly downloaded the demon app (or whatever that all was). Now of course non-smart phones can still download apps, but it's not quite the same. This made me wonder if there are Android flip phones in Japan. I don't think I'm going to look into it right now, but maybe later.


http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/product/
http://mb.softbank.jp/en/products/

those are the two biggest mobile networks in japan. in case you still want to find an android flip phone, this might be helpful. i honestly would find it hard to believe that there would be an android flip phone, because android are touch-based, whereas flip phones limit the screen size, forcing the agent to make use of the standard thingy.... if u get what i mean
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Posted 4/7/13
Flip phones are used because they are more visually representative of phones. A smart phone could be anything and isn't as visually appealing. The same way when you pantamime a phone you still use your thumb and pinkie like an old school receiver. People don't pretend to hold a smart phone cause who knows wth you're trying to use
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Posted 4/7/13
What you have to understand is that while a lot of people view Japan as being this place with all this amazing new technology and things like that, that's really only partially the case. They still use things that kids today probably don't even know about, like floppy disks, fax machines, external recording machines for phones, etc.

In some ways Japan is a huge innovator in the technology department, but in other ways it is very much stuck in the past.
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Posted 4/7/13

bolto wrote:

What you have to understand is that while a lot of people view Japan as being this place with all this amazing new technology and things like that, that's really only partially the case. They still use things that kids today probably don't even know about, like floppy disks, fax machines, external recording machines for phones, etc.

In some ways Japan is a huge innovator in the technology department, but in other ways it is very much stuck in the past.


lol ur right. we still make use of fax machines..
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Posted 4/7/13
Because Japan doesn't like butt dialing?
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