[CEATEC 2009] We had our hands on the Wooden phone concept (there are two) from DoCoMo that we published about recently. We’ve been told that the shell is made from compressed wood that is so tightly compressed that it is not porous. It should therefore resist water splashes, just like plastic phones. At the moment, this is just a concept, and there’s no word on if or when it would make it to the market. I had not seen the QWERTY version before (above photo), but it didn’t strike me as a great device. The pebble design is so much better, I think.