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

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/softbank_spring_2009-620x215.jpg" /> Following KDDI, Japan's No.3 telecommunications company <a href="http://www.softbankmobile.co.jp/en

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

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/kddi_spring_2009.jpg" /> Japan’s second biggest mobile phone carrier KDDI au <a href="http://www.kddi.com/corporate/news_release/2009/

Quantum of Solace: Japan gets a cool 007 cell phone

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/oo1_phone-630x472.jpg" /> James Bond is a huge brand name in Japan. In cooperation with regional telcom <a href="http://www.au.kddi.com/

Fujitsu offers world's first waterproof cell phone with integrated fingerprint security system

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/f_01a-630x320.jpg" /> Fujitsu Japan has developed <a href="http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/product/foma/prime/f01a/">the F-01A</a> [JP], the

Hello Kitty gets awesome cell phone (China only?)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/hello_kitty_handset1-630x472.jpg" /> I am not really sure if this is really a product licensed by <a href="http://www.sanrio.com">Sanrio

NEC develops speech interpretation software for cell phones

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/japan_handset.jpg" /> NEC <a href="http://www.nec.co.jp/press/ja/0901/0505.html">today announced</a> [JP] they developed automatic softw

Do you use a cell phone holster?

It was pointed out to me recently that the citizens of the U.S. are just about the only people on the planet that carry their cell phones in holsters. After a moment’s reflection I realized this

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 po

Nokia plans to bring its Vertu luxury brand to Japan, is poised to fail

Japan has always been a tough market crack for Nokia, the world’s biggest cell phone manufacturer. While the Finnish company boasts a 40 percent share of global handset sales, this figure has be

Samsung announces the Behold for T-Mobile

Joining the T-Mobile fray today is the Samsung Behold. Yet another touch-screen device that will surely underwhelm from a manufacturer that could easily churn out better devices if they’d ditch thos

NTT Docomo floods Japan with 22 new cell phones

Japan’s biggest telco NTT DoCoMo today announced 4 new cell phone series (STYLE, PRIME, SMART and PRO ), which are part of the company’s fall/winter product line-up. Docomo will offer a to

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

KDDI unveils winter/fall cell phone line-up (photo gallery)

Japan’s second biggest mobile phone carrier KDDI au yesterday unveiled new cell phones for its year-end sales campaign. Priced between $400 and $550, the first handsets will be sold in early Novembe

Casio releases 8.1-megapixel camera phone with a 3.1-inch VGA OLED display

Casio Japan today unveiled a cool new cell phone [JP], which not only comes with a number of impressive features but also received FCC approval in August. Casio claims its Exilim W63CA mobile phone is

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: 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: Toshiba plans to sell fuel cell/lithium-ion battery-powered mobile phone by next March

I am not sure if this is a good idea or not but Toshiba announced at CEATEC 2008 it will soon start incorporating fuel cells in a number of its products, i.e. digital cameras and notebooks. The compan

Sharp builds the world's first mobile phone with built-in car key

Nissan‘s proprietary “Intelligent Key” technology will soon be built into a mobile phone, which is produced by Sharp and, at this point, unfortunately Japan-only. The Japanese car co
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