Fri October 03, 2008

DoCoMo to launch BlackBerry Bold (2)―a boost to the smart phone market

Not only to revitalize the cellphone market but also to boost the smart phone market in Japan, NTT DoCoMo Inc. will launch BlackBerry Bold, the top-end model of smart phones made by Research In Motion (RIM) Ltd. based in Canada, in early 2009.

DoCoMo points out that smart phones account for 17% of all domestic shipments of mobile phones in the U.S, but only 2% in Japan.


posted by sam at 09:41:48 JST on Fri October 03, 2008 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Wed October 01, 2008

DoCoMo to launch BlackBerry Bold (1)―a stimulus to saturated market

NTT DoCoMo Inc. announced Monday that it will launch BlackBerry Bold in early 2009.

DoCoMo aims to re-energize the cellphone industry in Japan by releasing some smart phones including BlackBerry Bold in 2009.

In Japan, which has a population of about 120 million, more than 100 million mobile phones are ringing.

posted by sam at 10:12:28 JST on Wed October 01, 2008 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Mon September 29, 2008

Japanese harp is played on iPhone

The application for iPhone, iKoto, that simulates the Japanese harp was posted on AppStore on September 26.

It costs ¥115 and allows you to record your play as well.

posted by sam at 01:30:01 JST on Mon September 29, 2008 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Fri September 26, 2008

Is Japan out of Android-based cellphone? (2)―Will SBM get it?

The T-Mobile G1, the first commercialized Android-based cellphone, will be released in the U.S. and some countries in Europe inside of a year.

In Japan, will Softbank Mobile (SBM) Corp. take the cellphone into its own hands like the iPhone 3G?

However, SBM doesn't join the Open Handset Alliance that was established by Google Inc.


posted by sam at 08:33:25 JST on Fri September 26, 2008 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Thu September 25, 2008

Is Japan out of Android-based cellphone? (1)―T-Mobile G1 debuts

T-Mobile USA Inc. came out with the Android-based cellphone, T-Mobile G1, on September 23.

The cellphone is expected to hit the shelves in the U.S. on October 10, in the U.K. in November, and in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands in the first quarter of 2009.

When on earth will Japan see it?

posted by sam at 00:00:13 JST on Thu September 25, 2008 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Tue September 23, 2008

HTC to launch a cellphone with a touch-screen display (2)―HSDPA and Wi-Fi

The Touch Diamond, an HTC cellphone with a touch-screen display, is expected to first hit the shelves of Emobile Ltd.'s dealers on October 10.

The cellphone has the HSPDA and Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi)―IEEE 802.11b/g―features implemented, like the iPhone.


posted by sam at 10:02:42 JST on Tue September 23, 2008 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Mon September 22, 2008

HTC to launch a cellphone with a touch-screen display (1)―an advantage over iPhone?

HTC Nippon Corp. announced on September 18 that it will release an HTC cellphone with a touch-screen display from some mobile operators in Japan, including NTT DoCoMo Inc., Emobile Ltd., and Softbank Mobile Corp.

The cellphone “Touch Diamond,” based on Windows Mobile, is equipped with HTC's own user interface that allows you to operate the functions by touching the screen display with your finger(s).

posted by sam at 00:00:02 JST on Mon September 22, 2008 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile
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