Sat December 11, 2010

SBM releases Dell's Android tablet (1) -- Android 2.2 and Flash Player 10.1

Softbank Mobile (SBM) Corp. announced on December 8 that it would put an Android-based tablet product manufactured by Dell Computer Corp. on sale on December 10.

The Android tablet DELL Streak 001DL works on Android 2.2 and runs Flash Player 10.1.

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Thu December 09, 2010

QTV Video gets to Android

Frontmedia, Inc. announced on December 7 that it would begin to provide its video delivery service QTV Video for Android-based devices on that day.

The user can watch more than 5,000 titles on her/his Android device as of the launch date.

The QTV Video service is adaptive to Android 1.6 or later and available on Android gadets including smartphone and tablet products.

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Tue December 07, 2010

Emobile launches Android smartphone (2) -- Tethering is available

The HTC Aria (S31HT) is an Android-based smartphone, which Emobile Ltd. will launch on December 17.

It comes with a Qualcomm MSM7227 600-megahertz processor and a 3.2-inch touch-sensitive TFT-LCD screen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels.

The HTC Aria (S31HT) supports tethering features.

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Mon December 06, 2010

Prototype of ATOK for Android (2) -- DoCoMo's sp mode supported

The trial version of IME (input method editor) application ATOK for Android, which is intended for use on NTT DoCoMo's Android-based smartphones of the GALAXY S SC-02B and the Xperia SO-01B, can be used to enter emoji (pictograph) in DoCoMo's e-mail application “sp mode mail.”

After the trial period is over, or after February 28, 2011, Justsystems Corp. is expected to provide the ATOK for Android as a pay application.

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Sun December 05, 2010

Emobile launches Android smartphone (1) -- Android 2.2 and Flash Lite4

Emobile Ltd. announced on December 3 that it will launch its first Android-based smartphone on December 17.

The smartphone HTC Aria (S31HT) runs Android 2.2 and complies with Flash Lite4 requirements.

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Wed December 01, 2010

Prototype of ATOK for Android (1) -- DoCoMo's GALAXY and Xperia only

Justsystems Corp. released a prototype of IME (input method editor) application for Japanese language input that is intended for use on NTT DoCoMo's Android-based smartphones of the GALAXY S SC-02B and the Xperia SO-01B on November 26.

The prototype of application ATOK for Android is available from the Android Market for free through February 28, 2011.

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Tue November 30, 2010

Sony launches Reader in Japan (2) -- No wireless connection

The Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-350) with a 5-inch screen, which costs ¥20,000, and the Reader Touch Edition (PRS-650) with a 6-inch screen, which costs ¥25,000, are Sony Corp.'s e-book readers available in Japan from December 10.

The e-book readers sport a black-and-white electronic paper display.

However, they don't feature wireless connection.

Therefore, the user will need to connect them to a PC that runs Windows XP/Vista/7 and has the dedicated software installed in order to get e-book data from Sony's online Reader Store and transfer it to them.

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