Fri November 19, 2010

Panasonic tries to catch up with rivals in smartphone market

Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. announced on November 16 that it will enter the roaring smartphone market around the first half of 2011.

Compared to its rivals, the company will obviously get off to a slow start.

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Thu November 18, 2010

Personal organizer app for Android (1) -- Adaptive to Desire, Xperia

Elecom Co., Ltd. released an application of personal organizer for Android-based smartphones on November 12.

Its personal organizer application “Schedule Street” is available from the Android Market for free.

The Schedule Street application has been verified to work on Android smartphone such as Xperia, HTC Desire, Lynx, IS01, and Galaxy S.

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Mon November 15, 2010

Android tablet from NEC (2) -- Finger or stylus

The LifeTouch, which NEC Corp. is expected to launch for corporate use, has a 7-inch touch-sensitive screen -- you can use your fingers or a stylus.

It runs on Android 2.1, measures 220 x 120 x 14 mm, and weighs 370 grams.

It also has Wi-Fi features and an SD card slot.

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Fri November 12, 2010

Android tablet from NEC (1) -- Part of corporate system

NEC Corp. announced on November 10 that it will launch an Android-based tablet PC at the end of November.

Its Android-based tablet PC “LifeTouch” is intended for use in corporate systems NEC will build, such as presentation of goods at retailers and customer self-ordering at restaurants.

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Thu November 11, 2010

Skype on au (2) -- Skype call on circuit switching system

The “Skype au” service will be provided by KDDI Corp. for its smartphones.

Skype-to-Skype calls between Skype au users will travel on a circuit switched system.

When a Skype au user make a Skype-to-Skype call to a Skype user on PC, the call will travel from the smartphone to the KDDI center on a circuit switched system and from the KDDI center to the PC on a VoIP system.

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Wed November 10, 2010

Skype on au (1) -- Free Skype-to-Skype call

KDDI Corp. announced details about using Skype on its Android-based smartphones on November 8.

Its Skype service “Skype au” will allow the user to make a free Skype-to-Skype call without a minimum charge to another user and somebody using Skype on their PC until November 2011.

As for after November 2011, KDDI has yet to decide to levy charges on Skype au users.

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Tue November 09, 2010

SBM to launch five Android gadgets (3) -- "Tablet or smartphone?" does matter

The DELL Streak 001DL, which Softbank Mobile (SBM) Corp. unveiled on November 4, measures 152.9 x 79.1 x 9.98 mm.

It has a 5-inch WVGA TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and weighs 220 grams.

The DELL Streak 001DL will hit the market in or after early December 2010.

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