Thu January 27, 2011

KDDI streams music to mobiles (1) -- Music video and radio

KDDI Corp. announced on January 25 that it would begin to provide a music streaming service on January 26.

Its service LISMO WAVE allows users of KDDI's (au's) Android smartphones and compatible cellphones to receive music videos via Wi-Fi.

The users can also listen to every FM radio station via Wi-Fi or 3G wherever you are in Japan.

posted by sam at 01:36:17 JST on Thu January 27, 2011 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Wed January 26, 2011

Sumitomo 3M has released a handheld projector

Sumitomo 3M Ltd. put a liquid-crystal projector on sale on January 21.

Its projector 3M Pocket Projector MP160 measures 150 x 65 x 30.5 mm and weighs 300 grams.

posted by sam at 00:04:24 JST on Wed January 26, 2011 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | strategy

Tue January 25, 2011

VoIP on Android using prefix 050 (2) -- bCharge

The “050 Mobile IP Phone” is the VoIP service on the mobile network that Japan Communications Inc. (JCI) will launch on January 28.

The service will use its dedicated Android application “bCharge” to charge the subscriber for her/his VoIP calls.

posted by sam at 00:00:51 JST on Tue January 25, 2011 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Mon January 24, 2011

Car navigation system on iPhone (2) -- Android to be also navigated

The NAVIelite is the car navigation application that Aisin AW Co., Ltd. released for iPhone 3GS based on iOS 4.1 or later and iPhone 4 on January 17.

It can get traffic jam information by using the iPhone's communications features.

The user will be able to update the map data every two months.

Aisin AW is expected to launch a car navigation application for Android mobiles.

posted by sam at 10:42:41 JST on Mon January 24, 2011 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Sun January 23, 2011

Sony to deliver Qriocity videos in Japan

Sony Corp. announced on January 20 that it will begin to provide the video delivery service “Video On Demand powered by Qriocity” in Japan on January 26.

The service in Japan will be intended for use on Sony's BRAVIA LCD TV sets that can be connected to the Internet.

posted by sam at 01:09:39 JST on Sun January 23, 2011 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Network

Sat January 22, 2011

VoIP on Android using prefix 050 (1) -- Huawei's handset

Japan Communications Inc. (JCI) announced on January 20 that it will launch a VoIP service on the mobile network on January 28.

Its service “050 Mobile IP Phone” will allow the user to make and receive VoIP calls using the prefix 050.

The user is supposed to do it on Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.'s Android smartphone IDEOS at the beginning.

posted by sam at 09:48:19 JST on Sat January 22, 2011 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Fri January 21, 2011

KDDI to tell subscribers' age to SNS

KDDI Corp. announced on January 19 that with its subscribers' permission it will provide information on their age to SNS operators.

This is intended for preventing SNS users from lying about their age.

KDDI is expected to provide that information to SNSs such as au one GREE, mixi, and Mobage-town.

posted by sam at 00:19:19 JST on Fri January 21, 2011 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Network