29 Feb '12, 3am

Mobile phones made by Japanese manufacturers Panasonic and Fujitsu can survive being used in the shower

Mobile phones made by Japanese manufacturers Panasonic and Fujitsu can survive being used in the shower

A Panasonic Eluga Power waterproof smartphone is placed in a glass of water during a presentation at the Mobile World Congress on Feb 28, 2012, in Barcelona. Japanese women are so fond of their phones, they even use them in the shower, say manufacturers. -- PHOTO: AFP BARCELONA (AFP) - Japanese women are so fond of their phones, they even use them in the shower, say manufacturers. This makes waterproofing a must - also good against rainstorms and accidents while texting on the toilet. Panasonic and Fujitsu are touting their waterproof and dust-proof phones as they seek to charm the overseas market at the world's biggest mobile phone show in Barcelona this week. 'In Japan, you can't sell a phone if it's not waterproof. About 90 to 95 per cent of all phones sold now are already waterproof,' Panasonic executive Taro Itakura told AFP at the Mobile World Congress. 'Why? This is...

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