The Slimmest Waterproof Phone on the Beach

After spending most of Monday evening unsuccessfully trying to help a friend resuscitate a phone that had been swamped on a dock, I'm thinking more companies need to follow Fujitsu, which just unveiled a super-thin, completely waterproof mobile called the F704i. Sidney—no, that's not her in the picture—went with the sinking-the-phone-in-a-bowl-of-rice trick over various others, including alcohol immersion. But if you're the active type, and around the water enough, the F704i just seems to make a lot more sense than resorting to Uncle Ben's for help. And it's more than splash-proof, too. Apparently the phone can be submerged for up to 30 minutes. For now the F704i is available in Japan only, but I'm hoping it gets here before too long.—Gregory Mone