This is Kyocera’s first smartphone for the Japanese domestic market. The Kyocera DIGNO will be available on the au network as an autumn/winter 2011 model.

This model has a waterproof, slim body, and weighs 130 g. It runs Android 2.3, and supports WiMAX as well as 3G, enabling it to download data at speeds of up to 40 Mbps.

This smartphone features a high-contrast OLED display, with toughened glass to protect it from scratches. It also has an 8-megapixel main camera and a VGA front facing sub-camera.

It supports mobile TV, mobile wallet service, and infrared data transmission.

The Text Now feature can also be started up directly from the phone’s lock screen. Text can written or entered using voice recognition, as well as using an ordinary software keyboard.

This model is available in three colors: black, green, and pink. It’ll be released from early December 2011 onward.

Not too shabby, isn’t it? We’re thinking that there are probably some in the US who wouldn’t mind getting their hands on this handset.

How about you?

Source: KDDI and