Fri November 20, 2009

Sharp is crafting Android-based cellphone

Sharp Corp. is now elaborating Android-based cellphones, company officials said on Tuesday.

The company plans to launch the cellphones as early as next year.

They will be customized to suit Japan's market demands.

Specifically, Sharp is expected to have FeliCa and carrier-proprietary Web features embedded in them.

Company officials declined to comment on which carriers it will supply the cellphones for.

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Sat November 14, 2009

Willcom to launch a hybrid mobile phone

Willcom, Inc., Japan's PHS carrier giant, announced on Wednesday its latest Windows Mobile 6.5-based mobile phone that is expected to go on sale in January 2010.

Its mobile phone, the HYBRID W-ZERO3, will work both as PHS and as 3.5G cellphone.

The HYBRID W-ZERO3 also has Wi-Fi b/g features.

Its price has yet to be disclosed.

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Fri November 06, 2009

Android keitai from Sony Ericsson

Do you have an Android-based cellphone?

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications announced its first Android-based cellphone XPERIA X10 worldwide on November 3, U.K. Time.

It has a 4-inch touch-sensitive screen (480 × 854 pixels), which is bigger than that of Apple's iPhone.

The XPERIA X10 is expected to hit Japan's market in the first half of next year, but it has not been decided yet which carrier will deal in it.

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Wed October 28, 2009

iPhone/iPod touch application from NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched an application for the iPhone/iPod touch that allows you to view information provided by NASA on October 23, U.S. Time.

Its application, the NASA app for iPhone, is available from the App Store for free.

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Sun October 25, 2009

Three-dimensional head shot on iPhone

You can now make a photo of your face three-dimensional on the iPhone.

To do that, you need an application that Tokyo, Japan-based video technology firm MotionPortrait, Inc. has released on the App Store.

Its application, the PhotoSpeak, also allows you to record your voice to let your three-dimensional face on the iPhone speak.

The PhotoSpeak costs ¥350.

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Sun October 18, 2009

Weekender via Wi-Fi

Wire and Wireless (Wi2) Co., Ltd., a Wi-Fi service provider in Japan, announced on October 15 that it collaborates with Bulbous Cell Media Group K.K., publisher of the free paper Weekender.

Wi2 began to provide information sourced from the Weekender magazine on its portal site on October 1.

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Wed October 14, 2009

DoCoMo halts operation of stolen cellphone (2)

Did you get a DoCoMo cellphone from an auction website?

Is that working today as usual?

NTT DoCoMo Inc. is deactivating its cellphones that have been fraudulently procured by the users -- for example, the ones which were stolen and sold in secondhand market like an auction website.

You can confirm that you've got your DoCoMo cellphone legitimately by entering its 15-digit identification number on DoCoMo's website.

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