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Wooden mobile phone debuts in Japan. Where else, eh?

Developed by DoCoMo in conjunction with Sharp and Olympus, the new Touch Wood handset features a shell fashioned entirely out of wood taken from cypress trees from the Shimanto forest. That means it’s biodegradable and thus way more eco-friendly than a lot of the phones currently being touted as planet-savers.

WOODEN PHONE

But if you're thinking that means that it's less robust than more traditional mobiles, think again. The Touch Wood has been specially treated so that it’s resistant to water, insects and even mildew.

Alas, at the moment the mobile remains nothing than a concept phone, so the chances of you or I ever getting our hands on one are slim to none. But if anything changes, we'll blog about it here...

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