KDDI iida INFOBAR A01 is a cool, Japan-only droid with custom UI

Refreshing design? Check. 3.7-inch qHD screen? Check. Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a unique, flexible UI? Check. The KDDI iida INFOBAR A01 stars in today’s installment of "We want a Japanese smartphone" drool fest.

The KDDI iida INFOBAR A01 has a 3.7” qHD (540 x 960) pixels capacitive screen with about 300 ppi (Retina display on iPhone 4 has 326 ppi). The screen uses ASV LCD technology, which promises excellent viewing angles.


The iida INFOBAR A01 runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the custom iida UI – it’s a highly customizable interface that lets users arrange widgets into a grid. Kinda like Windows Phone 7, don't you think?

The INFOBAR A01 comes in some wild colors • A peak at the UI (click for full size)

Here’s a promo video that does a better job at explaining the interface.

Other specs of the INFOBAR A01 include an 8MP camera, microSD card slot (up to 32GB), Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, microUSB and an infrared port (is that still around in Japan?). There’s a digital tuner and an e-wallet function too. The phone measures 118 x 63 x 11.8 mm and weighs 113 grams.

The iida INFOBAR A01 has GSM/CDMA dual-mode connectivity, but there don’t seem to be any plans for a release outside of Japan.

The phone should launch in July along with cool looking accessories – colorful latex cases, a leather case, colorful stickers and a great looking charger.

DigiInfo have a quick hands-on video with the KDDI iida INFOBAR A01, don’t miss it:

Source 1 (in Japanese) • Source 2




KDDI iida INFOBAR A01 is a cool, Japan-only droid with custom UI - reader comments


can you please send me prices of INFOBAR A01 Cell phone.

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  • 2013-04-10 14:30
  • vL$R
  • Wishful Dreaming...

Maybe Samsung will do a rip off on this phone... *sigh*

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  • 2012-12-27 16:20
  • S0ui
  • junulrik

one major reason overseas model of japan mobile phone not available because the R&D of these phones are much funded by Japanese telcos, not the phone manufacturer themselves.. basically they are exclusives for japanese telcos' release..

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  • 2011-07-21 01:57
  • F1ta