NTT has begun trials with its watch phone, a fully-featured PHS cell phone combined with a watch. Callers can pre enter up to 10 phone numbers and then scroll using a cursor button to select the caller. The phone also has a port for an ear plug.
Kenwood is marketing a widescreen CD-based navigation system, the GZ-1000. The system displays map information on a seven-inch, 16:9 screen and can be controlled with a remote.
Panasonic is shipping a display adapter for TVs, for use with PCs and other digital content sources. The TU-ME100 (¥18,000) makes it easier to read characters from PCs on TV screens, butting down the motion artifacts.