Photos: More phone fun in Japan

KDDI, Japan's second-largest mobile-phone operator, has opened its Designing Studio in Tokyo's Harajuku area. Part one of CNET's recent tour of the facility is now live.

A Sharp LCD TV cell phone is shown here. TV phones get five channels in Tokyo. The service is free, but people have to get a fancy phone (with TV tuners and a good LCD) to watch. KDDI's rival NTT DoCoMo estimates that a million people have TV phones in Japan.

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