Cell phones

  • Video: Japan's ABIT Presents The "Wristwatch Phone"

    Video: Japan's ABIT Presents The "Wristwatch Phone"

    It’s certainly not the first combination of a watch and phone out there, but the model Japanese electronics company ABIT recently showcased in Tokyo is pretty cool nonetheless. Function-wise, the so-called Wristwatch Phone is at concept stage, but it’s actually a standalone PHS phone – and it’s working. Read More

  • LovePlus: Konami's Dating Sim Gets Otaku Cell Phone Chargers

    LovePlus: Konami's Dating Sim Gets Otaku Cell Phone Chargers

    In September last year, Konami Japan released a dating simulation called LovePlus that went on to become a huge hit on the Nintendo DS. It’s so successful that last November, a Japanese man married a character from the game. Now Konami decided to give a merchandising license to Tokoy-based Webcrew Agency [JP], which today announced cell phone chargers [JP] based on LovePlus. Read More

  • Video: Sharp's Naked-Eye 3D Smartphone Up And Close

    Video: Sharp's Naked-Eye 3D Smartphone Up And Close


    About ten days ago, we reported about Sharp’s 003SH, the company’s new 3D smartphone, which will go on sale in Japan next month. And now, thanks to our friends over at Diginfonews, we can see the device captured on video. Japan’s biggest mobile carrier, NTT Docomo, will brand the device as “Sharp LYNX 3D SH-03C” (that’s how the device is being referred to… Read More

  • Sharp Shows Cell Phone With Built-In Projector

    Sharp Shows Cell Phone With Built-In Projector

    The Biscuit and wooden cell phones Sharp yesterday announced for the Japanese market weren’t the only ones worth mentioning. Big S also unveiled [JP] the SH-05C, a handset featuring a built-in projector that’s usable for up to 120 minutes on a full battery charge. Read More

  • Sharp's "Bisqui Phon" Looks Like A Biscuit

    Sharp's "Bisqui Phon" Looks Like A Biscuit

    That wooden cell phone wasn’t the only silly cell phone Sharp introduced today in Japan. It was actually joined by a slightly sillier handset, the so-called “Bisqui Phon”. Yes, it’s shaped like a biscuit for some reason. Sharp seems to like manufacturing these things. Read More

  • Regza T-01C: Toshiba To Introduce Android Phone

    Regza T-01C: Toshiba To Introduce Android Phone

    Toshiba in Japan has announced [JP] their first Android cell phone today, the Regza T-01C (Regza is also the brandname for the company’s flat panel TVs). Big T says they used the “Mobile Regza Engine 3.0″ for the phone’s touchscreen, which is sized at four inches and features 480×854 resolution. Read More

  • SoftBank's Full Winter/Spring Cell Phone Line-Up

    SoftBank's Full Winter/Spring Cell Phone Line-Up

    <img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Picture-5.png&quot; / Japan's No. 3 mobile carrier, SoftBank Mobile, has unveiled its cell phone line-up for this winter and spring yesterday. We already blogged in-depth about the two most interesting models, Sharp’s naked-eye 3D Android phone, but here’s the full line-up (not including simple… Read More

  • Galapagos 003SH/005SH: Sharp Shows 3D-Enabled Smartphones

    Galapagos 003SH/005SH: Sharp Shows 3D-Enabled Smartphones


    In September, we blogged on CrunchGear about Sharp’s entry into the Android tablet sector (the company is currently readying a 5.5-inch and a 10.8-inch version). Strangely dubbed “Galapagos”, the tablets, which will be available in Japan starting next month, will soon be joined by two smartphones carrying the same name. Read More

  • Video: Hands On With KDDI's Transparent X-Ray Cell Phone

    Video: Hands On With KDDI's Transparent X-Ray Cell Phone

    Last week, we reported about the new cell phone line up of Japan’s second biggest mobile carrier, KDDI. The company unveiled no less than 19 new handsets, and among those, one model stood out because of its unique design: the aptly named X-Ray. Read More

  • 14 (Partly Awesome) New Feature Phones From Japan's KDDI

    14 (Partly Awesome) New Feature Phones From Japan's KDDI

    KDDI, Japan’s second biggest mobile carrier, has today announced its cell phone line-up for the coming winter and spring. The company has shown not only three smartphones and two new iida “designer phones”, which we covered here, but also 14 new feature phones, some of which boast impressive specs. Read More