Some of my friends in Osaka have recently bought really cool mobile phones. Sometimes they double up as a camera, a music player or even a body-hair shaver. However, while plodding about the streets of London today, I couldn't help noticing how the technology here in the UK is way behind Japan's cutting edge wizadry. UK phone manufacturers appear to be having serious problems making small components, which end up having an adverse effect on the size of the phones. It's just not cool.