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  • Disney, Q-pot Choco, Honey Bee: Japan Gets 3 Extra-Cute Android Phones

    Disney, Q-pot Choco, Honey Bee: Japan Gets 3 Extra-Cute Android Phones

    Android adoption is growing rapidly in Japan, with local handset manufacturers doing everything they can in order to meet the demands of customers in all segments of the population. One particularly attractive target group seems to be women, given how many Japanese companies say they design Android phones specifically for female users. Here are three recent examples. Read More

  • Fujitsu Japan Rolls Out 2 “Girls-Only” Cell Phones

    Fujitsu Japan Rolls Out 2 “Girls-Only” Cell Phones

    Do women need special cell phones? Certain companies, such as Deutsche Telekom or Samsung, seem to think so. Now Fujitsu Japan is ready to roll out [JP] not one but two handsets specifically designed “for girls”, a feature phone and an Android model. The Android phone, the so-called F-03D Girls’, has been developed in cooperation with popular teenage fashion magazine Popteen. Read More

  • NEC MEDIAS PP: Waterproof Android Phone With 4-Inch OLED Screen, 1700mAh Battery, Wireless Charging Support

    NEC MEDIAS PP: Waterproof Android Phone With 4-Inch OLED Screen, 1700mAh Battery, Wireless Charging Support

    Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo has announced [JP] it will start offering the Medias PP N-01D on December 9, the latest Android phone in NEC’s Medias smartphone series. And if NEC ever gets its act together regarding its internationalization plans, this pretty cool device might hit the US and other markets soon, too. NEC is especially proud of the 1,700mmAH battery that’s built… Read More

  • ARROWS Kiss F-03D: Fujitsu Japan Rolls Out “Women-Only” Android Handset

    ARROWS Kiss F-03D: Fujitsu Japan Rolls Out “Women-Only” Android Handset

    It’s not the first cell phone that has been designed specifically for women, but it’s certainly one of the most interesting, as far as features and specs are concerned. Fujitsu’s so-called ARROWS Kiss F-03D for the Japanese market runs on Android 2.3, is targeted at women aged between 20 and 30, and comes with “elegant and glimmering jewelry design”. The area… Read More

  • Video: NTT Docomo Shows Japanese/English Real-Time Translation Service For Mobile Phones

    Video: NTT Docomo Shows Japanese/English Real-Time Translation Service For Mobile Phones

    Japan’s biggest mobile carrier NTT Docomo has developed a real-time Japanese <-> English translation service for mobile phones, the first of its kind. The way it works is that you speak something into the device and wait to hear a voice interpretation of what you just said in another language. As you can see in the videos embedded below, the service, which uses the cloud for the… Read More

  • 5 Product Innovations From CEATEC 2011 In Japan (Video Gallery)

    5 Product Innovations From CEATEC 2011 In Japan (Video Gallery)

    Truth be told, I wasn’t very impressed with what electronics makers showed at the CEATEC 2011 tech exhibition – especially because a lot of the new products were “leaked” to the Japanese press before the event started. However, here are a total of five of the coolest innovations Japanese companies showed at CEATEC 2011 in video form, delivered from our friends at Diginfo… Read More

  • Mobile Media Company Affle Raises $10M+ From D2C (A NTT DoCoMo Subsidiary)

    Mobile Media Company Affle Raises $10M+ From D2C (A NTT DoCoMo Subsidiary)

    Singapore-headquartered mobile media and advertising startup Affle has raised over $10 million from D2 COMMUNICATIONS (D2C), Japan’s largest mobile advertising company and a subsidiary of the country’s largest mobile operator, NTT DoCoMo, in joint venture with DENTSU. D2C joins Microsoft, Itochu, Bennett Coleman & Company and Centurion Private Equity as investors in Affle. Read More

  • NTT DoCoMo, Samsung Talking Chipset Alliance Against Qualcomm

    NTT DoCoMo, Samsung Talking Chipset Alliance Against Qualcomm

    Qualcomm is one of biggest players (if not the biggest) in the mobile chipset space, and their dominance of the market is forcing other manufacturers to seek alternative strategies. While Qualcomm’s huge presence has helped shape the market, a group of Asian companies are looking to form an alliance that will reduce their reliance on Qualcomm’s products and instead develop and rely… Read More

  • NTT DoCoMo Deal Brings FlyScreen To Millions Of Japanese Android Users

    A big (marketing and distribution) deal for Cellogic, makers of the fine FlyScreen mobile application: they’re teaming up with NTT DoCoMo, a big Japanese carrier. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, NTT DoCoMo and a local Japanese location-based services company called Brilliant will be pushing FlyScreen onto the Japanese market, bringing it to millions of Android handset users. Read More

  • Video: NTT Docomo's Mobile, Simultaneous Translation System

    The idea of translating spoken language from cell phone to cell phone isn’t exactly new, but the mobile simultaneous translation system NTT Docomo is currently working on looks really impressive. Japan’s biggest mobile carrier says it uses the “best technologies” for voice recognition, machine translation, and voice synthesis out there for its solution. Read More

  • Twitter Strikes Tweet Firehose Deal With Japan's Largest Carrier, NTT DOCOMO

    Up until now, when Twitter has struck deals overseas with carriers, it has mainly been for SMS deals so that users can send/receive tweets for free and/or cheap. Today, Twitter has announced a new type of deal with NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest carrier: a content deal. As they’ve announced in Japanese on their blog (with English translation below), “Tweets and other Twitter… Read More

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