ceatec 2008

CEATEC 2008: KDDI's super-futuristic cell phone protoypes (photo gallery)

KDDI au is not only Japan’s second biggest cell phone carrier but also famous for its KDDI Design Project. And while their exhibition in the KDDI Design Studio in Tokyo was disappointing, the co

CEATEC 2008: NTT Docomo's next-generation cell phone prototypes (photo gallery)

Japan’s biggest cell phone carrier NTT Docomo had one of the coolest booths at this year’s CEATEC (which ended last Saturday), showcasing a lot of spectacular new stuff. These are their ce

CEATEC 2008: NTT Docomo's awesome micro projector/cell phone

http://blip.tv/play/ih_RtB+J5FQ Japan’s biggest telco NTT showcased a micro projector that is built into a cell phone and is able to project a 25-inch video image. Asked if and and when the devi

CEATEC 2008: Citizen demonstrates mini e-paper prototype (video)

http://blip.tv/play/ih_Rs3GJ5FQ The video shows Citizen‘s so-called Denshi peepa (e-paper) display, which has an amazing quality but wasn’t as impressive as Fujitsu’s FLEPIa e-reader

CEATEC 2008: The two coolest robots of the show besides Little Seiko (2 videos)

Murata’s Little Seiko was not only the coolest robot of this year’s CEATEC (that ended Saturday) but one of the biggest fan favorites overall. But as the CEATEC is a Japanese exhibition, t

CEATEC 2008: Panasonic's LifeWall, the coolest product of the exhibition (3 videos)

I know it’s very esoteric and all, but I (and tons of other CEATEC 2008 attendees) really loved Panasonic’s super-futuristic LiveWall prototype. What you can see in the videos below is a w

CEATEC 2008: Sony's spectacular 0.3mm curved OLED TV and 40” full HD 9.9mm Bravia (2 videos)

http://blip.tv/play/ih_Q7RaJ5FQ Above is a short video I made of Sony’s most spectacular product at the CEATEC, its 0.3mm curved OLED TV. http://blip.tv/play/ih_Q7ViJ5FQ The second video shows a

CEATEC 2008: Sharp booth overview (video)

http://blip.tv/play/ih_Q7CKJ5FQ Sharp‘s product line-up is underwhelming at this year’s CEATEC. I made a short video (about 2 minutes long) dashing through their booth: See Sharp babes, Bl

CEATEC 2008: Japanese research institute showcases one ugly and one cute robot

Japan’s NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) is also present at CEATEC 2008 and two of their robots caught my eye, apparently integral elements of their “

CEATEC 2008: Panasonic's futuristic OSD/touchpad remote control (video)

http://blip.tv/play/ih_Q1SuJ5FQ At the CEATEC 2008, Panasonic drew a huge crowd with its so-called EZ Touch Remote, a remote control that consists of two touchpads separated by a small keyboard. The d

CEATEC 2008: Docomo's (awesome) detachable cell phone up and close (2 videos)

http://blip.tv/play/ih_Q1DOJ5FQ At this year’s CEATEC, Little Seiko, the kindergarten girl robot, is the unbeatable fan favorite, but NTT Docomo‘s (Japan’s biggest telecommunications

CEATEC 2008: Fujisoft launches Japan-only VOD service for the Wii

At CEATEC 2008, Fujisoft for the first time presented their “Ulexit” video player for embedded devices. The company will use its technology for “Minna-no (everybody’s) Theater

CEATEC 2008: More impressions, pictures, booth babes

It’s the third of five days at CEATEC 2008, Asia’s biggest exhibition for consumer electronics (think Asia’s CES), and I must say it’s better than last year. Here are my impres

CEATEC 2008: Toshiba presents the world's first 16 GB microSDHC memory card

Toshiba is currently showcasing a  prototype of a 16-Gbyte microSDHC memory card at the CEATEC 2008, doubling the maximum capacity of currently available products. The company said it managed to sque

CEATEC 2008: Sony presents razor-thin OLED display

Sony caused a worlwide sensation at last year’s CEATEC by introducing the XEL-1 during the event, its mini OLED TV, which boasts a thickness of just 3 mm (1.4 mm at its thinnest part). This year

CEATEC 2008: Hitachi showcases superthin LCD TV

At CEATEC 2008, Hitachi is displaying a full HD LCD TV whose thinnest part is just 15mm thick. The 37-inch screen is the successor model of a 32-inch TV (thickness: 19mm) the company showcased at last

CEATEC 2008: Fujitsu's mobile phone breaks into 2 parts that can be used separately

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amVqnCw55n4&w=425&h=344] At CEATEC 2008, Fujitsu and NTT Docomo are showcasing a concept phone that can be split into two pieces, a screen and a keybo

CEATEC 2008: Murata Girl unicycle robot in action (video)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYzkeSky37k&w=425&h=344] The CEATEC 2008 tech/electronics exhibition started today in Chiba (near Tokyo) and as to be expected, the Murata Girl, aka c