Japan is frequently several years ahead of the states when it comes to mobile infrastructure and devices. I’ve taken some pictures of a few phones at a mobile phone store in Okayama last night.
My cousin (he lives here) has friends with phones that have 5 megapixel onboard cameras, my puny brand new mobile phone from US has only 1.3, and that forces me to take my Canon Camera around, hopefully in a few years, convergence will let me only take one device: Phone, MP3, and Mobile Communicator
These were ‘demo’ devices, but if you bought it you would get the real authentic one. As I mentioned earlier, mobile technology is still very strong here in Japan.