Sat April 03, 2010

Launch event for Xperia -- DoCoMo

NTT DoCoMo Inc. held launch events for its Android-based smarphone Xperia on April 1.

The launch event saw NTT DoCoMo Inc.'s President and CEO Ryuji Yamada, who said DoCoMo received more than 50,000 reservations for the Xperia from March 18 through April 1.

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Fri April 02, 2010

SBM to launch Android keitai (2)

The HTC Desire X06HT, Softbank Mobile (SBM) Corp.'s first Android keitai due after late April this year, has a 3.7-inch organic light emitting display (OLED) screen.

The screen is multi-touch sensitive.

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Thu April 01, 2010

au to launch Android keitai with keyboard (1)

KDDI Corp. said Tuesday that it will launch an Android-based device after early June this year.

Its Android-based device IS01 has a QWERTY keyboard, and features of One-seg and infrared-ray data communications.

KDDI has yet to announce the price of the device itself.

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Wed March 31, 2010

SBM to launch Android keitai (1)

Softbank Mobile (SBM) Corp. announced on March 28 that it will launch an Android-based cellphone after late April.

Its first Android keitai HTC Desire X06HT handset itself will cost about ¥20,000.

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Sun March 28, 2010

Data roaming betw. Japan and US via MVNO (2)

To launch its data communications roaming service between Japan and the U.S. in the second quarter of 2010, Japan Communications Inc. (JCI), Japan's MVNO giant, is considering adopting a pay-as-you-go system using prepaid cards.

And JCI also is developing a SIM card that will be available both in Japan and in the U.S.

The roaming services will allow its subscribers in Japan to do data communications in the U.S. by paying the same fee as one they pay to do in Japan, and vice versa.

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Sat March 27, 2010

Management of business cards on iPhone (2)

The application WorldCard Mobile - Recognition and Management of Business Card Information is available on the iPhone 3G S in English and Japanese.

The user can scan a business card and store it as a still image.

Then, the application will recognize the card holder's name, company name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and so on; and convert them to text data.

The recognition rate is touted to be about 96%.

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Fri March 26, 2010

Android keitai from Kyocera

Kyocera Corp. unveiled its first Android-based smartphone at the CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas on March 23 (U.S. time).

The smartphone Zio M6000 runs on Android OS 1.6.

It is expected to launch in the second quarter of 2010, but Kyocera has yet to announce which mobile carrier will operate it.

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