Fri December 31, 2010

Red and White Singing Contest tweets on New Year's Eve

Digital Garage, Inc., the Japanese operator affiliated with Twitter, announced on December 24 that it will help NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai: Japan Broadcasting Corp.) leverage Twitter features for the TV program Kohaku Utagassen (Red and White Singing Contest) on New Year's Eve.

The leverage strategy Kohaku nau (Red and White now) is to promote the TV program using #nhk_kouhaku61 and @nhk_kouhaku.

posted by sam at 01:59:27 JST on Fri December 31, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | strategy

Thu December 30, 2010

Onkyo launches Android tablet (1) -- Only for businesses

Onkyo Corp. began to sell a series of Android-based tablet on December 27.

Its TA series is intend for corporate use only.

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Wed December 29, 2010

Sticker makes iPhone 4 pretend to be an osaifu-ketai (1) -- Just a sticker

Softbank BB Corp. announced on December 27 that it will release FeliCa-enabled stickers for the iPhone 4 in or after February 2011.

The stickers “E-money Shiiru (Sticker) for iPhone 4” will not work with any applications on the iPhone 4: they are only stickers affixed on the back of an iPhone 4.

posted by sam at 00:07:37 JST on Wed December 29, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | strategy

Tue December 28, 2010

DoCoMo's LTE has begun (3) -- Smartphone in winter of 2011

NTT DoCoMo Inc.'s LTE service Xi began with a data-dedicated device L-02C on December 24.

DoCoMo will launch a smarphone that works on the network of Xi in the winter of 2011 to increase the number of users.

posted by sam at 00:01:03 JST on Tue December 28, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Mon December 27, 2010

DoCoMo's LTE has begun (2) -- Coverage all over Japan in FY2012

Xi -- pronounced like ‘crossy’ -- is the LTE service that NTT DoCoMo Inc. launched in the areas of Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo on December 24.

The area of coverage is expected to embrace prefectural capital cities in FY2011 and major cities around Japan in FY2012.

posted by sam at 00:23:54 JST on Mon December 27, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Sun December 26, 2010

DoCoMo's LTE has begun (1) -- Data in limited areas

NTT DoCoMo Inc. began to provide its LTE (Long Term Evolution) service in the areas of Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo on December 24.

DoCoMo put on sale a data communications device L-02C for the service on that day, which is manufactured by LG Electronics Inc.

posted by sam at 08:36:14 JST on Sun December 26, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Sat December 25, 2010

KDDI launches e-book reader (3) -- Monochrome electronic paper

The biblio Leaf SP02, an e-book reader that KDDI Corp. will put on sale, has a 6-inch monochrome electronic paper with a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels (SVGA).

It connects to the wireless networks of KDDI's mobile data and Wi-Fi.

E-books are available from KDDI's LISMO Book Store.

The biblio Leaf SP02 is a device dedicated to e-book reading, so the user cannot explore the Web or send/receive any e-mails on it.

posted by sam at 07:49:53 JST on Sat December 25, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile