Kyocera has launched a new concept of mobile phone, dubbed the speakerless phone. The Urbano Progresso was launched in Japan and uses Smart Sonic Receiver tissue-conducting technology to transmit sound through vibrations when placed next to your ear.
This groundbreaking technology is a result of Kyocera's teaming up with Japanese carrier KDDI. Kyocera says that the phone is better adapted to loud urban environments, and can be easily heard through headphones, hats or ear protectors.
The phone runs Android 4.0 and has a 4-inch display, along with an 8 megapixel camera. It is water and shock resistant and supports standard Japanese features such as touch payments and infrared connections and mobile TV broadcasts.