Thu January 20, 2011

Xperia to be multi-touch sensitive

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced on January 18 that it will release an upgrade file for its Xperia smartphone (SO-01B).

The upgrade file will enable the SO-01B to be multi-touch sensitive on some applications such as Office Suite.

DoCoMo said it would begin to deliver the file at or after 8pm on January 19.

posted by sam at 09:52:34 JST on Thu January 20, 2011 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Wed January 19, 2011

Car navigation system on iPhone (1) -- Equivalent to car-mounted one

Aisin AW Co., Ltd. released a car navigation application for the iPhone on January 17.

Its application NAVIelite works on iPhone 3GS based on iOS 4.1 or later and iPhone 4.

The user can get it from the App Store for ¥2,600 until February 16.

On and after February 17, it will cost ¥3,800.

It will be available for one year from the day of purchase.

Aisin AW touts that the NAVIelite performs comparably to existing car-mounted navigation equipment.

posted by sam at 00:01:19 JST on Wed January 19, 2011 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Tue January 18, 2011

J:COM delivers movies from My French Film Festival (2) -- 210yen or 105yen

Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd. (J:COM) delivers movies available at the My French Film Festival from January 14 through January 29 as Japan's official partner of uniFrance.

The twenty movies selected by uniFrance are delivered by J:COM on its J:COM On Demand channel.

It costs the viewer ¥210 for a feature film and ¥105 for a short film.

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Mon January 17, 2011

E-book store for DoCoMo mobiles opens (2) -- XMDF, .book, BS Reader, JPEG

The 2Dfacto is the e-book store dedicated to NTT DoCoMo's smartphones and e-book reader that Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) Co., Ltd., NTT DoCoMo, Inc., CHI Group Co., Ltd., and their joint venture established on DoCoMo Market, the mobile website which delivers applications to DoCoMo's smartphones, on January 12.

It offers e-books viewable on DoCoMo's smartphones including Xperia, GALAXY S, GALAXY Tab, LYNX 3D, REGZA Phone, and Optimus chat and e-book reader SH-07C.

The e-books are available in the forms of XMDF, .book, BS Reader, and JPEG.

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Sun January 16, 2011

J:COM delivers movies from My French Film Festival (1) -- Official partner

Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd. (J:COM) announced on January 14 that it would work with uniFrance to deliver movies available at the My French Film Festival from January 14 through January 29.

J:COM serves as Japan's official partner of uniFrance.

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Sat January 15, 2011

DoCoMo's smartphone LYNX 3D can't make an emergency call

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced on January 13 that some of its LYNX 3D SH-03C smartphones don't connect to the emergency call numbers.

This is caused by a glitch of the smartphone's software.

The glitch disenables emergency call made from some of the LYNX 3D SH-03C smartphones that come with a green FOMA card.

The user can change her/his green FOMA card for a white one at a DoCoMo shop.

posted by sam at 09:30:56 JST on Sat January 15, 2011 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Fri January 14, 2011

DoCoMo provides info on pollen dispersal

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. will launch a mobile website that provides information on pollen dispersed in Japan.

Its mobile website DoCoMo Kafun (Pollen) Live! ( allows the user to view that information from January 14 through April 30 by paying data communications fee only.

DoCoMo has completed the installation of environment sensor at 2,500 places around Japan.

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