Sun June 27, 2010

Android navigates golf course (1)

Tokyo, Japan-based company bBreak Systems began to provide an Android application for golfers in collaboration with Golf Digest Online Inc. on June 25.

Its application Golf-ruzu will navigate a golf course and analyze the golfer's score.

It is available from the Android Market and the user can use it on her/his Android mobile free of charge during a trial period of thirty days, but she/he will need to pay ¥2,500 for continuing use of it after the trial period.

posted by sam at 00:12:17 JST on Sun June 27, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Sat June 26, 2010

About 230 people formed a line to embark on iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 launched in Japan on June 24.

In front of Softbank Mobile (SBM) Corp.'s (SBM's) flagship shop at Omotesando, Tokyo, about 230 people, some of whom had stayed up all night, stood in line before it opened at 8am to get an iPhone 4 as soon as possible.

SBM CEO Masayoshi Son attended the countdown ceremony.

Son said he felt sorry that every preorder of the iPhone 4 had not been filled yet.

posted by sam at 05:25:45 JST on Sat June 26, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Thu June 24, 2010

E-book readers enter in a phase of price competition, Inc. announced on June 21, U.S. Time, that it will reduce the price of its e-book reader 6.1-inch Kindle from $259 to $189.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced on that day that it will reduce the price of its e-book reader NOOK from $259 to $199.

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Wed June 23, 2010

Toshiba to launch Android cloudbook

Toshiba Corp. released its Android-based netbook on June 21.

The netbook, which Toshiba dubs “cloudbook,” dynabook AZ will come complete with Android 2.1, but the Android Market will be unavailable on it.

It will have a 10.1-inch LCD and a hardware keyboard, and weigh 870 grams.

Toshiba will put it on sale with a price tag of about ¥45,000 in late August.

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Tue June 22, 2010

Windows phone to launch from au (2)

The IS02, Toshiba's Windows smartphone to launch from au on June 24, can receive urgent earthquake reports.

It also comes with pre-installed Office Mobile, which can be upgraded to Office Mobile 2010 through the Windows Marketplace for Mobile for free.

posted by sam at 02:23:12 JST on Tue June 22, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Mon June 21, 2010

Windows phone to launch from au (1)

KDDI Corp. and Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company will begin to sell their first consumer-oriented smartphone on June 24.

The smartphone, Toshiba's IS02, runs on Windows Mobile 6.5.3, and has a 4.1-inch OLED (organic light emitting display) and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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Sun June 20, 2010

Emoji on Twitter

Dwango Co., Ltd. began to provide its mobile site for Twitter on June 15.

The site twitbeam allows the user to enter/display emoji, which each of Japan's mobile carriers has created, on Twitter.

posted by sam at 01:19:26 JST on Sun June 20, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile