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  • KDDI au unveils spring cell phone line-up (photo gallery)

    KDDI au unveils spring cell phone line-up (photo gallery)

    Japan’s second biggest mobile phone carrier KDDI au today presented their new cell phones [JP] for this spring. The first handsets will be available in Nippon on Saturday. And they have a few spectacular models to offer - if only the Japanese carriers did what they promised a few months back (large-scale internationalization due to a shrinking home market), everyone could get their hands on… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Walkman Xmini Phone coming to Japan

    Sony Ericsson Walkman Xmini Phone coming to Japan

    The Japanese carrier KDDI has just announced the Sony Ericsson Walkman Xmini phone to be realeased in Japan at the end of December. It measures 44 x 75 x 18mm (when closed) and features a 1.8-inch LCD display with 4GB of built-in memory. The Xmini can hold up to 2,300 songs from EZ “Chaku Uta Full”, KDDI’s mobile music download service. When it’s closed, it looks like… Read More

  • KDDI's cell phone prototypes look great on the web but rather dull in reality

    KDDI's cell phone prototypes look great on the web but rather dull in reality

    KDDI, Japan’s second biggest mobile phone carrier, showcased a number of cell phone prototypes in their five-floor Design Studio [JP] in central Tokyo. The phones were designed by award-winning design wunderkind Hideo Kanbara [JP]. I went to the so-called Ply Exhibition [JP] (which ended yesterday), made some pictures but actually left mildly disappointed. The phones (featuring built-in… Read More

  • Japan’s super-advanced mobile web: Too unique to serve as a global blueprint?

    Japan’s super-advanced mobile web: Too unique to serve as a global blueprint?

    Over one billion cell phones have been sold worldwide in the last year, but in the US or Europe, the mobile Internet is still catching on relatively slowly. There even was a heated debate in the blogosphere just recently whether the mobile web has a future at all. However, this has never been a question in one specific region of the world: In Japan, since 2006 more people have been accessing the… Read More

  • KDDI develops the world's first free viewpoint video technology for Web TV

    KDDI develops the world's first free viewpoint video technology for Web TV

    Tokyo-based KDDI R&D Laboratories announced [JP] they developed a technology that makes it possible to distribute free viewpoint video through the web. The research arm of the Japanese telecommunications powerhouse has been working on the technology for several years. KDDI claims users will be able to watch video from various angles. The technology will only work when the video material is… Read More

  • Japanese Mobile To Add Quake Warnings

    Japanese Mobile To Add Quake Warnings

    Japan’s two biggest mobile operators, NTT DoCoMo and KDDI, have announced that they are working on an advanced quake warning system reports AFP. This system would notify customers of an earthquake before it even strikes. This system is expected to go into operation within a few months, and will pass on information from the Japanese meteorological agency. No word has been announced on which… Read More

  • Japanese Telecom Provider Coming To US

    Japanese Telecom Provider Coming To US

    Seeing items from Japan like TVs and cars all over the US is nothing but commonplace these days. But in a rather interesting move, Japanese-based cell provider KDDI will be launching a new MVNO in the US. It will leech off of Sprint’s network, so expect lots of media and 3G features to be a part of the upcoming network. A newspaper in Japan reports that KDDI is already stepping into gear and… Read More

  • Toshiba DRAPEs Ugly Phone

    Toshiba DRAPEs Ugly Phone

    Toshiba launched today the DRAPE, a hideous phone developed by KDDI. While she might not look that good on the outside, it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right? The DRAPE features a 3.2MP camera that includes auto-focus, digital zoom and night mode for shooting in low light condition. As per usual, the DRAPE can also as an MP3 player. No word yet on when and where this will become… Read More