Thu August 27, 2009

SBM to launch netbook with built-in 3G module

There will emerge another choice of options for a road warrior like you.

Softbank Mobile (SBM) Corp. announced Tuesday that it will launch a netbook with built-in communication modules on September 1.

The netbook, IdeaPad S10, manufactured by Lenovo Japan, has communication modules embedded in it that feature W-CDMA, GSM, and B/G Wi-Fi.

The IdeaPad S10 runs Windows XP Home Edition SP3 with an Intel N270 Atom processor, has 1 gigabyte of memory, a 160-gigabyte hard-disk drive, and a 10.1-inch screen, measures 250x196x22-36 mm, and weighs 1.38 kg.

posted by sam at 00:00:25 JST on Thu August 27, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Sat August 22, 2009

Motorola and NEC vend LTE base station to KDDI

Motorola, Inc. and NEC Corp. announced separately on Thursday that they have been selected as vendor of KDDI Corp.'s LTE base station.

KDDI is planning to launch a commercial LTE service in 2012.

Motorola and NEC will collaborate to develop base stations and to carry out pilot tests for the launch.

posted by sam at 02:04:26 JST on Sat August 22, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Wed August 19, 2009

Tezuka's manga on Android cellphone

Osamu TEZUKA's manga is now viewable on Android cellphone, as well as iPhone/iPod touch and Windows Mobile devices.

The manga is available from the Android Market for free and will be issued every Tuesday.

posted by sam at 01:44:49 JST on Wed August 19, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Wed August 05, 2009

Update iPhone OS

As the iPhone OS 3.0.1 was released by Apple Inc. on July 31 (U.S. time), Softbank Mobile (SBM) Corp. announced the release on its website.

The iPhone OS can be updated through iTunes.

posted by sam at 00:00:27 JST on Wed August 05, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Sun August 02, 2009

Is Mobile WiMax worth trying?

Have you tried a Mobile WiMax service yet?

Some services began to be provided just one month ago in Japan.

I would appreciate it if you could let me know how it is working.

posted by sam at 08:59:35 JST on Sun August 02, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Fri July 31, 2009

Ekitan pushes transportation information to iPhone/iPod touch

Here is a service that represents how much care Japanese people take in the punctuality of trains.

Japan, Tokyo-based ekitan & Co., Ltd., which provides public transportation information services on its Web site, announced Wednesday that it has upgraded its “Ekitan Express (Traffic Information)” application for the iPhone/iPod touch by adding a background notification feature.

The upgrade is for making the application adaptive to the Push Notification Service implemented on the iPhone OS 3.0.

The added feature will show the number of pieces of the latest traffic information on your iPhone/iPod touch at a regular time interval without invoking the application.

The information can include routes of JR, private railroad, subway, and others as you like.

The application is available at ¥315 until next upgrade.

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Fri July 24, 2009

Wi-Fi-enabled microSD card to be launched

KDDI Corp. exhibited mock-up Wi-Fi-enabled microSD cards on July 22 at the Wireless Japan 2009 conference held in Tokyo, Japan.

The microSD cards will enable a cellphone to send/receive data via a Wi-Fi access point even if the cellphone doesn't have Wi-Fi features embedded in itself.

posted by sam at 06:45:00 JST on Fri July 24, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile