Cell phones

  • Mi-Look: Cell Phone For The Elderly, Pedometer And Mobile Alarm System In One

    Mi-Look: Cell Phone For The Elderly, Pedometer And Mobile Alarm System In One

    Kyocera did what a clever cell phone manufacturer whose home market has the oldest society in the world (over 20% of the Japanese people are 65 or older) has to do: it manufactured a cell phone specifically designed for the elderly. While the basic concept isn’t new, the way the so-called Mi-Look [JP] works certainly is. Read More

  • Hitachi Develops 4.5-Inch, Naked-Eye 3D LCD Screen With HD Resolution

    Hitachi Develops 4.5-Inch, Naked-Eye 3D LCD Screen With HD Resolution

    Hitachi announced [JP] a new mobile 3D screen today: the IPS-based LCD is sized at a respectable 4.5 inches, doesn’t require glasses to view pictures in 3D and has 400 cd/m2 brightness in 2D mode and 470 cd/m2 brightness in 3D mode. But perhaps the biggest selling point is the fantastic resolution of 1,280×720. Read More

  • Padfone: Asus Officially Announces Its Android Tablet/Phone Combo (Videos)

    Today, on the first day of the yearly Computex Taipei exhibition in Taiwan, Asus took the wraps off the Android tablet/phone combo it teased last week. Dubbed Padfone, Asus is relatively mum on details (specs, pricing, availability) at this point. Read More

  • Shock(ing) Study: No Link Between Mobile Phones and Brain Cancer?

    Here’s another CrunchGear Shock Study, shocking not because of cognizability but because of what it claims. The study by the University of Manchester says that RF exposure from cell phones does not appear to increase the risk of brain cancer by any significant amount. Read More

  • New Study: "Obama Phones" Could Actually Generate $4 Billion In Income

    There’s a new study out that says having tax dollars go towards free cell phones for the poor actually creates money for the economy. They’ve been dubbed “Obama Phones” in the press even though the program, Lifeline Assistance, has been around for many years. The theory behind the program is that people who cannot afford to have a phone miss out on work opportunities. Read More

  • Video: Japan's ABIT Presents The "Wristwatch Phone"

    It’s certainly not the first combination of a watch and phone out there, but the model Japanese electronics company ABIT recently showcased in Tokyo is pretty cool nonetheless. Function-wise, the so-called Wristwatch Phone is at concept stage, but it’s actually a standalone PHS phone – and it’s working. Read More

  • LovePlus: Konami's Dating Sim Gets Otaku Cell Phone Chargers

    In September last year, Konami Japan released a dating simulation called LovePlus that went on to become a huge hit on the Nintendo DS. It’s so successful that last November, a Japanese man married a character from the game. Now Konami decided to give a merchandising license to Tokoy-based Webcrew Agency [JP], which today announced cell phone chargers [JP] based on LovePlus. Read More

  • Video: Sharp's Naked-Eye 3D Smartphone Up And Close

    About ten days ago, we reported about Sharp’s 003SH, the company’s new 3D smartphone, which will go on sale in Japan next month. And now, thanks to our friends over at Diginfonews, we can see the device captured on video. Japan’s biggest mobile carrier, NTT Docomo, will brand the device as “Sharp LYNX 3D SH-03C” (that’s how the device is being referred to… Read More

  • Sharp Shows Cell Phone With Built-In Projector

    The Biscuit and wooden cell phones Sharp yesterday announced for the Japanese market weren’t the only ones worth mentioning. Big S also unveiled [JP] the SH-05C, a handset featuring a built-in projector that’s usable for up to 120 minutes on a full battery charge. Read More

  • Sharp's "Bisqui Phon" Looks Like A Biscuit

    That wooden cell phone wasn’t the only silly cell phone Sharp introduced today in Japan. It was actually joined by a slightly sillier handset, the so-called “Bisqui Phon”. Yes, it’s shaped like a biscuit for some reason. Sharp seems to like manufacturing these things. Read More

  • Regza T-01C: Toshiba To Introduce Android Phone

    Toshiba in Japan has announced [JP] their first Android cell phone today, the Regza T-01C (Regza is also the brandname for the company’s flat panel TVs). Big T says they used the “Mobile Regza Engine 3.0” for the phone’s touchscreen, which is sized at four inches and features 480×854 resolution. Read More

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