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  • SoftBank rolls out nine new cell phones in Japan (photo gallery)

    SoftBank rolls out nine new cell phones in Japan (photo gallery)

    Following KDDI, Japan's No.3 telecommunications company SoftBank today also presented the new cell phone line-up for this spring. The company presented a total of nine models and will start selling the first handset of the line-up (the Panasonic 930P) from tomorrow. Read More

  • Renesas to unveil full HD video processor for cell phones

    Renesas to unveil full HD video processor for cell phones

    The days for Japan’s mobile digital TV standard One-Seg may be counted Renesas, the world’s biggest manufacturer of microcontrollers, is planning to unveil a processor that will make it possible to view full HD video in 30fps on cell phones during the ISSCC 2009 (International Solid State Circuits Conference) that will take place in San Francisco from February 8 to 12, 2009. The… Read More

  • Japanese iPhone gets official digital TV WiFi tuner/battery extender

    Japanese iPhone gets official digital TV WiFi tuner/battery extender

    Softbank Mobile today announced the release of a One-Seg digital TV tuner for the iPhone [JP] for the middle of December. One-Seg is a digital TV system only available in Japan and Brazil and usually stands for great picture and sound quality. The device makes it possible to watch digital TV via WiFi by converting TV signals into IP-based data. Buyers can use the TV tuner (weight: 80 grams)… Read More

  • Sony intros a super-cute, Japan-only and waterproof Bravia TV

    Sony intros a super-cute, Japan-only and waterproof Bravia TV

    Sony Japan today added the XDV-W600 [JP], a mini TV (145×42×98mm, 302g) to their Bravia brand. The new device is waterproof and supports the Japanese digital TV standard One-Seg. The 4-inch LCD TV (16.7 million colors, 272×480 resolution) boasts an IPX7 and IPX6 waterproof rating, meaning that you can theoretically watch TV under water (at a depth of up to 1m) for around 30 minutes. After a… Read More

  • Millions of poor Japanese to get digital TV tuners for free

    Millions of poor Japanese to get digital TV tuners for free

    In light of the end of analogue TV broadcasting in Japan in July 2011, the Japanese government today announced that it’s considering providing up to 1 million households on welfare in this country with digital TV tuners – for free. Another 15.8 million households consisting of elderly or disabled people may receive aid in the form of vouchers, cash, or free hardware. It is estimated… Read More

  • New waterproof Viera mini-TVs from Japan

    New waterproof Viera mini-TVs from Japan

    Today Panasonic Japan [JP] unveiled a new mini TV specifically aimed at Japanese women in their 20s and 30s. A marketing research company conducted a large-scale survey asking this target group what they would like to do while taking a bath (Japan has a unique bathing culture). 64% responded with “listening to music”, while 51.5% said they want to watch TV while sitting in their bath… Read More

  • Softbank presents 11 new Japanese cell phones

    Softbank presents 11 new Japanese cell phones

    Today Japanese telecommunications giant Softbank unveiled their cell phone line-up for sommer 2008. Starting in July, the company will roll out a total of 11 new handsets in Japan. 3 models are mady by Sharp, NEC and Panasonic each while 2 come from Toshiba. Nothing amazing here, but some of the handsets come with a couple of cool features. Read More