Korea/Japan Week: NTT DoCoMo's vision of the 4G future is… fishy

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There’s nothing like a spot of futuregazing to bring out the awestruck geek in me, and NTT DoCoMo didn’t disappoint during a visit to their showroom this morning. The Japanese operator has a promotional video showing what 4G handsets might look like when they come out around 2010.

In short, they’re more like virtual reality headsets than current mobile phones: the theory is you’ll hold them up to your eyes, and they’ll overlay virtual stuff and pop-up information onto the real-world background. I know that sounds strange, but wait till you see the video…

The best bit is the virtual aquarium stuff. Utterly bonkers, but utterly brilliant at the same time. Really. Just watch it:

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Stuart Dredge