A good read from the AP, featuring several of our clients at Snapp Media and a word or two from yours truly.
Friday, June 18, 2010DotWar: Tiny Japanese soldiers face off over Twitter
By me on CNNgo….
Monday, June 14, 2010An-An magazine entirely devoted to pimping the iPhone to women (in Japan)
Judging by the number of iPhones I see on trains every day in the hands of normal, stylish-looking women, they’re clearly onto something here…
Panasonic aiming huge with world’s-biggest 152in 3D display
Tuesday, June 08, 2010DoCoMo opens its 4G/LTE cellphone network in Tokyo for trials today
Commercial LTE services are due to start here in just six months, with that 37.5Mbps download speed looking pretty tasty right now…
Gadget porn: Apple iPhone 4 video makes lots of prettttty prettttty ridiculous claims
It’s clearly a really nice phone, but these claims made in the official launch video are so much hyperbole, I actually find them rather off-putting.
Monday, June 07, 2010Seriously? Boots that use your feet to charge your cellphone…
Apparently, the Orange Power Wellies (Wellington boots, in case you’re wondering) “use a unique ‘power generating sole’ that converts heat from your feet into an electrical current.”
Saturday, June 05, 2010Japan flocking to Ustream for 15 minutes of online video fame
Wednesday, June 02, 2010Nice work: here’s the subtitled version of that iPad ‘magic’ show…
Now that the Japanese version is approaching half a million hits, I bet SalaryMagician Shinya Uchida is wishing he’d picked a better OB spot to film it.
Finally, an intelligent piece of journalism on Apple appeal in Japan!
Friday, May 28, 2010Website visits showing iPad OS surging past Linux
Thought I’d check out the last few days’ visits to DWT on iPad day here in Japan, expecting to see a few iPad hits….
Thursday, May 27, 2010Here we go again - another cliched news story about Japan ‘not getting’ an Apple product
This AFP piece can’t tell whether it wants to be down on the iPad or give it a thumbs-up. Either way, there’s a lot of talking about nothing in particular that’s relevant.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010Simplism comes up with the (iPad) goods, cases galore…
Ahead of Friday’s iPad launch in Japan and many other places, I took a look at a few protective cases and screens from a small local company that are well worth considering, especially if you’ve already tried Apple’s surprisingly poor official case.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010Giant outdoor soccer screens pop up across Tokyo for the World Cup
Another iPhone repair specialist, this time in Tokyo…
They’re called mobaloop and prices seem to compare favorably with our pals at iPhone factory
Tuesday, May 18, 2010Latest Panasonic Viera TVs missing only kitchen sink
We don’t often cover new TV sets, but I couldn’t help noticing the latest round of Viera LCDs, due to hit shops here in July.
DoCoMo Mobile Wi-Fi Mini-Router gunning for EMobile
With a capped maximum of ¥4,410 a month for all-you-can-eat data, EMobile will clearly have to move in response.
DoCoMo, Softbank and KDDI reveal far too many phones to tell apart from each other…
Among the welter of typical (albeit well-specced) sliders and clamshells, there’s a clear trend towards proper ‘smartphones’ but it’s still difficult to see anything truly outstanding from any of the Big Three wireless companies.
Wow - they still sell cassette-tape players?
This new Sony model looks pleasant enough in a retro way, but where do you even get tapes these days?
Friday, May 14, 2010Anyone for a solid-gold iPad?
Dressed to drink: Wine bottles get their own Japanese kimonos
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