Designer cell phone is all the rage in Japan

By Kate Hogan
May 07, 2009 11:45 AM

Would you pay $10,000 for a dog-themed cell phone? Some consumers in Japan just might! Telecommunications group KDDI recently unveiled an admittedly adorable pink-and-white polka-dot cell phone that “rests” in a matching dog-shaped holder when not in use. Designed by artist Yayoi Kusama, the “My Doggie Ring-Ring” isn’t yet available for purchase, but is predicted to sell for more than a million yen.

Not in the market for a five-figure phone? We found this super-cute Cartoon Dog Phone for just $18. While it may not be portable, it’s easy to use – and lights up! We think we’ll save our pennies for a real dog.