Casio's QV-10, the first consumer-grade LCD digital camera, has been awarded the status of "Essential Historical Material for Science and Technology" by Japan's National Museum of Nature and Science.
Casio is announcing two new Bluetooth G-Shocks, the GB–6900AA (above) and GB-5600AA (below), that work with the iPhone 4S; for the first time bringing its Smart Watch functionality to Apple’s platform. Just like the original GB–6900, the new watches sync with your iPhone over Bluetooth 4.0 to notify you of incoming phone calls, new emails, and alarms.
Japanese companies like Sony and Sharp are attempting to recapture the innovation their phones displayed in the 1990s and early 2000s, before the rise of modern smartphones.
The Doraemon's Bell x Casio Exilim EX-Z3000 is based on the 16-megapixel, 8x zoom EX-Z3000 that came out last year, but features popular manga character Doraemon both on the outside and in — you can use the camera's touchscreen to create animated "dynamic photos" with Doraemon characters.
NEC has unveiled the Medias N-05, an Android handset featuring a 720p and which is among the world's thinnest smartphones.
Casio's concept G-Shock smartphone can withstand drops of 10 feet, is water resistant to a depth of 10 meters and can handle weights of up to a ton. It's in prototype phase, with details of the design and OS yet to be fully determined.