Wed September 01, 2010

The domain of docomo.ne.jp to be available on Xperia (2) -- Upgrade needed for Xperia handset

NTT DoCoMo Inc.'s sp mode service lets users of its smartphone have the same experience as i-mode cellphone, or use the e-mail domain of docomo.ne.jp.

To activate the mode on an Xperia-based smartphone from DoCoMo, the user will need to upgrade her/his smartphone to adapt to the mode by following DoCoMo's specified procedure.

The sp mode service is available on DoCoMo's smartphones including Xperia SO-01B3, LYNX SH-10B, dynapocket T-01B, T-01A4, and SC-01B.


posted by sam at 02:53:22 JST on Wed September 01, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Mon August 30, 2010

JCI provides SIM for users of SIM-lock-free iPhone 4 (2) -- Data only plan

Japan Communications Inc. (JCI) provides not only its “talking b-micro SIM ” card, which allows the user to do both data communications (including tethering) and voice calls on a SIM-lock-free iPhone 4, but also a data-only SIM card.

The data-only SIM card “b-microSIM U300” lets the user do data communications only on SIM-lock-free smartphones such as iPhone 4.

To use the b-microSIM U300 card, you will need to pay ¥2,980 for the one-month plan, ¥14,900 for the six-month, or ¥29,800 for the one-year.


posted by sam at 09:58:53 JST on Mon August 30, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Sun August 29, 2010

The domain of docomo.ne.jp to be available on Xperia (1) -- 315 yen a month

NTT DoCoMo Inc. announced on August 27 that it will launch a service that allows users of its smartphone based on Android and Windows Mobile to have the same experience as i-mode cellphones at 9 am on September 1.

By subscribing to its service “sp mode,” the users will be able to send/receive e-mails with the i-mode e-mail domain, or docomo.ne.jp, on their smartphone.

The sp mode service will require the users to download its dedicated application for the e-mailing and levy a monthly charge of ¥315 on them.

The application is available from the Android Market or the Windows Marketplace for Mobile via the DoCoMo Market.

posted by sam at 00:06:52 JST on Sun August 29, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Thu August 26, 2010

JCI provides SIM for users of SIM-lock-free iPhone 4 (1) -- Unleashed from SBM

Japan Communications Inc. (JCI), Japan's MVNO pioneer, on August 23 officially announced a service using its SIM card for SIM-lock-free iPhone 4 users to connect to NTT DoCoMo's 3G network, which will launch on August 26.

Its SIM card service “talking b-micro SIM platinum service” charges a monthly fee of ¥6,260, which allows the user to do data communications unlimitedly and do voice calls for the minutes equivalent to ¥1,050 on her/his iPhone 4.

The price has significantly changed from the one initially announced at JCI's results briefing held on August 6.

To use the service, you need to get a SIM-lock-free iPhone 4 handset from overseas that conforms to the Radio Law in Japan.


posted by sam at 08:43:55 JST on Thu August 26, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Thu August 12, 2010

Netbook running for 9.6 hours (2)

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.'s netbook Eee PC 1015PD with Office has a 10.1-inch WSVGA (wide super video graphics array) display with 1024 x 600 resolutions.

The netbook weighs about 1.25 kg and measures 262 x 178 x 25 - 36 mm.


posted by sam at 00:05:58 JST on Thu August 12, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Wed August 11, 2010

Netbook running for 9.6 hours (1)

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. released a netbook, the battery life of which is 9.6 hours, on August 7.

Its netbook Eee PC 1015PD with Office costs ¥48,800.

posted by sam at 08:46:13 JST on Wed August 11, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Tue August 10, 2010

Japan's mobile operators to provide a flat-late packet communications service overseas (2) -- SBM

Prior to NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Softbank Mobile (SBM) Corp. began to provide a flat-late packet communications service overseas on July 21.

The user can do packet communications on its cellphone outside Japan for ¥1,480 a day at most until June 30, 2011.

On and after July 1, 2011, the service will levy ¥1,980 a day at most.

The service is available through SBM's affiliated mobile operators in 31 countries/territories.


posted by sam at 15:03:33 JST on Tue August 10, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile
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