Sun July 19, 2009

Stickam Japan gets on Android

Tokyo, Japan-based company E-Times Technologies, which operates the photo/video/music sharing website Stickam Japan, has released its Google Android application.

The application allows the user to view content on Stickam Japan and is available from Android Market.

posted by sam at 06:22:00 JST on Sun July 19, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Wed July 08, 2009

DoCoMo in capital alliance with PacketVideo

NTT DoCoMo Inc. announced Monday that it has reached a capital tie-up agreement with San Diego, California-based PacketVideo Corp.

PacketVideo is a global leading company in the sector of multimedia player software for mobile device.

One of its software products, CORE, has been implemented in more than 90 series of FOMA cellphone handset from DoCoMo.

posted by sam at 07:42:16 JST on Wed July 08, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Tue July 07, 2009

Skype upgraded for iPhone/iPod Touch

Skype Technologies S.A. released its upgraded VoIP software, Skype 1.1 for iPhone and iPod touch, on June 30 (Luxembourg local time).

The upgraded software allows you to collect your Skype voice mail on your iPhone/iPod Touch.

posted by sam at 06:49:04 JST on Tue July 07, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Fri July 03, 2009

Android keitai due out on July 10 in Japan

NTT DoCoMo Inc. has decided to release its first Android-based cellphone docomo PRO series HT-03A on July 10.

The HT-03A will be available from DoCoMo dealers around Japan.

An HT-03A handset itself will cost you high ¥20,000s on the given offer or ¥31,500 higher without the offer.

posted by sam at 00:57:21 JST on Fri July 03, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Thu July 02, 2009

Tethering features are unavailable on iPhone 3G S in Japan

Although the iPhone 3G S features a tethering function, it is unavailable in Japan.

The function will allow you to use the iPhone 3G S as a modem for your PC to connect to the Internet.

The iPhone service provider in Japan, Softbank Mobile (SBM) Corp., says it will not provide a service that enables the tethering function under its flat-rate charging systems.

posted by sam at 06:36:11 JST on Thu July 02, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Wed July 01, 2009

Safari works much faster on iPhone 3G S

The iPhone 3G S's “S” means “speed,” so each application works faster on the iPhone 3G S than its predecessor, the iPhone 3G; even if the iPhone 3G's OS is upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0.

Especially, the Safari web browser on the iPhone 3G S shows a web page about three times faster than the iPhone 3G when it is connected to the IEEE 802.11g Wi-Fi network, according to a benchmark test which was conducted by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., one of the major publishing companies in Japan.

posted by sam at 01:28:29 JST on Wed July 01, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Mon June 29, 2009

As many as 200 people lined up in droves for iPhone 3G S

The iPhone 3G S was released on June 26 in Japan from Softbank Mobile (SBM) Corp.

In front of SBM's flagship shop at Omotesando, Tokyo, about 200 people formed a long queue to get an iPhone 3G S smartphone at seven o'clock in the morning on June 26, the time the phone began to sell at the shop.

posted by sam at 08:24:55 JST on Mon June 29, 2009 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile