feature phones

  • Twitter’s Mobile Site Now Uses One-Third Less Bandwidth

    Twitter’s Mobile Site Now Uses One-Third Less Bandwidth

    Twitter just announced an update to its mobile site that is meant to bring it up to par with the new version of Twitter the company introduced in December. According to Twitter, the idea behind this update is to “give every person on the planet a consistent Twitter experience.” Because of this, the company says, the new version of the mobile site now uses one-third less bandwidth… 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

  • Japan Gets 8 New Cell Phones: KDDI’s Entire Winter Line-Up

    Japan Gets 8 New Cell Phones: KDDI’s Entire Winter Line-Up

    Japan’s second biggest carrier KDDI took the wraps off [JP] a total of eight new cell phones for the domestic market today. To be more concrete, the telco (which is likely to become the second in Japan to provide the iPhone 5) showed six Android handsets (the Arrows Z is the most impressive) and two feature phones. Here are all models that KDDI showed today: Read More

  • Casio CA-01C: 3D Feature Phone And Digital Camera Rolled Into One

    Casio CA-01C: 3D Feature Phone And Digital Camera Rolled Into One

    Japan’s mobile carriers are currently releasing a number of interesting handsets, which are all part of their summer 2011 line-up. While smartphones, the iPhone and Android in particular, are taking over the Japanese market, there are still some cool feature phones coming out, too. Read More

  • In Japan: Smartphones Outsell Feature Phones For The First Time

    Revolution in mobile-crazy Japan: Market research firm GFK Japan is reporting [JP, PDF] that more smartphones than feature phones have been sold in the country between March 28 and April 3. To be more concrete, 50.1% of all devices sold in Japan in that week were iOS, Android, Windows or BlackBerry phones (see chart). Read More

  • 14 (Partly Awesome) New Feature Phones From Japan's KDDI

    KDDI, Japan’s second biggest mobile carrier, has today announced its cell phone line-up for the coming winter and spring. The company has shown not only three smartphones and two new iida “designer phones”, which we covered here, but also 14 new feature phones, some of which boast impressive specs. Read More