Don Juans Have a Secret: the 'Infidelity Phone'
Japanese cheaters stick with the Fujitsu F-Series
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2013 5:45 PM CST
Updated Jan 13, 2013 5:55 PM CST
The Fujitsu F-04D cell phone in titanium silver.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Japanese philanderers know their weak spot: the smartphone. Afraid that girlfriends and wives will spot incoming calls from certain secret someones, Lotharios in Japan are sticking with Fujitsu's old "F-Series" flip phones, the Wall Street Journal reports. The so-called "infidelity phones" can easily be programmed to conceal calls and texts from particular contacts. "If Tiger Woods had this Japanese feature in his phone, he wouldn't have gotten in trouble," says a Japanese analyst.

But with smartphones taking Japan by storm, Fujitsu has added similar privacy features to its new lineup. Like the F-Series, these phones signal users with little changes of the antenna or battery mark. Only problem: they require a separate app. "It's totally useless," says a Japanese blogger who writes about picking up women. US entrepreneur Neal Desai has designed a similar app called Call or Text Eraser that's been downloaded more than 10,000 times—but he cooed when told about the F-Series: "That's more genius than my app," he said.

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Jan 18, 2013 5:33 AM CST
The writer says that if Tiger Woods had one of these Infidelity Phones, he would not have gotten in trouble. He SHOULD have said that if Tiger had one of these phones, he wouldn't have gotten caught so early, but he would still be a lying, cheating scoundrel. This speaks very loudly of the lack of honesty and integrity of Japanese men, and perhaps men in general. Where is their respect for wives and family? I'm certain it's a pride and vanity thing and the challenge of cheating without getting caught. But sooner or later men will pay in the end -- in more ways than one. And by the way, WileyBill, of you believe that women cheat more often than men-- I cannot agree. 1+1 -- it's simple math. For every woman who cheats, there's USUALLY a man, but then again, not necessarily. Ask Ellen or Rosie! Not L-ingOL.
Jan 14, 2013 12:40 AM CST
Women are ten times more likely to fool around. Guys will brag women don't, even in "private or confidential" surveys women won't admit to it due to their huge egos about their virtue. If a guy admits to 10 women- it's more like 3, if a woman admits to 1-guy, it's sure to be over ten. The only difference between a prostitute and a woman in a "relationship" is the prostitute has ethics and is honest about the money. Ask any single woman what she wants in a "relationship" and she'll say "where are all the good men"- "just want someone honest and faithful" then add "financially stable" - code for $$$. Then they go on about how they don't "need" a man and how they take care of themselves. You'll never hear a guy ask a woman how much they make or date them based on their home or vehicle. There's an exception to every rule- like the odds on the lottery. Everyone thinks they got the winning ticket, but chances are it's just garbage. Cheat if you get the chance and move on when you're caught- she's been with more guys ten-fold by 20 than women you will you're whole life.
Jan 13, 2013 11:40 PM CST
Finally! Comments where everybody's input is on the same page! How often does that happen?!