Thu March 25, 2010

Data roaming betw. Japan and US via MVNO (1)

Japan Communications Inc. (JCI), Japan's MVNO giant, announced Tuesday that it will begin to operate as an MVNO in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2010.

JCI will work with Sprint to allow for data communications roaming between Japan and the U.S.


posted by sam at 09:38:14 JST on Thu March 25, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Wed March 24, 2010

Management of business cards on iPhone (1)

How are you managing business cards you receive?

Penpower Technology Ltd. released an application that allows you to store and manage information from business cards on your iPhone 3G S on March 17.

The application WorldCard Mobile - Recognition and Management of Business Card Information is available from the App Store at ¥2,300.

posted by sam at 09:29:23 JST on Wed March 24, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Sat March 20, 2010

New Android keitai to launch from DoCoMo in April (3)

NTT DoCoMo Inc. said Thursday that it will launch Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications' (SEMC's) Xperia on April 1st.

In addition, DoCoMo shops all over Japan began to accept a reservation for the Xperia.

DoCoMo has yet to announce its price.


posted by sam at 09:34:50 JST on Sat March 20, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Fri March 19, 2010

JCI's SIM card for SIM-lock-free handsets

Japan Communications Inc. (JCI), Japan's MVNO giant, announced Wednesday that it will launch its SIM card “b-mobileSIM U300” for SIM-lock-free cellphone handsets on April 5.

The cellphone with the SIM card inserted will connect to NTT DoCoMo's 3G network.

The SIM card will cost ¥29,800 for one year on an all-you-can-use basis, ¥14,900 for six months, or ¥2,980 for one month.


posted by sam at 09:14:22 JST on Fri March 19, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Tue March 16, 2010

Schedule management by Twitter on iPhone (2)

The schedule management software application for iPhone TwitCal allows you to share your schedule via Twitter.

The application is available in Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Korean.

You can get it for ¥350, US$2.99, and so on from the App Store.


posted by sam at 08:48:31 JST on Tue March 16, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Sun March 14, 2010

Japan's newspapers deliver articles to Sony's e-book Reader

The Mainichi Newspapers, one of Japan's major newspaper publishers, announced on March 11 that it will deliver its English-language articles on the Mainichi Daily News newspaper to Sony's e-book reader “Reader” as soon as possible.

The delivery will cost you $9.99 a month or ¢75 a copy.

The Asahi Shimbun Company also said it will provide its articles to the Reader for a price.

posted by sam at 00:00:10 JST on Sun March 14, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Wed March 10, 2010

Schedule management by Twitter on iPhone (1)

How do you manage your schedule on the move?

A schedule management software application for iPhone is available from the App Store.

The application TwitCal allows you to share your schedule via Twitter.

posted by sam at 09:28:07 JST on Wed March 10, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile
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