Recent surveys have revealed that iPhone is enjoying a good reign as the most popular mobile device in the tech-savvy Japan. And there is an ultra-luxe item which is being made available to mark the occasion. One of the major cell phone providers in the country, Softbank has just launched the Japan Texture Special Edition mobile accessory for iPhone which is really an attempt to bring a distinct Japanese flavor to the widely successful gadget that almost everybody owns or wants to own.
The new collection has mobiles fitted in lacquer cases that play five different designs each paying homage to the days of samurais and shoguns. In fact, the elegant presentation cases by themselves look nothing short of a work of art. The Japan Texture Special Edition cases cost far more than the smartphone itself. The current price tag reads $1,057, which is huge.