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SoftBank announces Sharp Pantone 5 107SH, a smartphone with a radiation detector

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The latest comes from SoftBank's summer 2012 lineup, the Pantone 5 107SH. The 107SH is a fairly bog-standard Android 4.0 smartphone with the exception of one main feature: a radiation detector. Naturally neither Sharp nor SoftBank want users to actually depend on it in life threatening situations (and won't take responsibility if they do).

We know, it's cliché to say that Japan gets the weirdest and coolest phone features — but clichés get that way for a reason. The latest reason comes from SoftBank's summer 2012 lineup, the Sharp Pantone 5 107SH. The 107SH is a fairly bog-standard Android 4.0 smartphone, with the exception of one main feature: a radiation detector. Naturally neither Sharp nor SoftBank want users to actually depend on it in life threatening situations (and won't take responsibility if they do). As you might expect from the "Pantone" in the name, it will come in 8 different colors, including pink, blue, purple, and orange. Other specs include a 3.7-inch screen with 854 x 480 resolution, 4-megapixel camera, and as has become more common lately, it will also be water- and dust-proof. It should ship sometime in mid-July, but no word yet on pricing — we're hoping and assuming it won't be too steep.