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Wi-Fi blimp pimped to the max
Friday, October 28, 2005
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It’s been a while since we had a good, juicy airship story to get our teeth into, and even longer since we saw one featuring this much old- and new-fangled technology playing nicely together at the end of a tether.



(Via IDG News Service)

Sanyo/KDDI digital TV love-in
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
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Sanyo and KDDI have just unveiled their Sumo-style heavyweight thrust into Japan’s brave new world of mobile phones sporting TV functions with Sanyo’s first terrestrial digital TV-receiving handset, the W33SA.



(Via Impress)

SIM cards grow up Japanese style
Saturday, October 22, 2005
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The very talented Liam McNulty over at Engadget has taken a closer look at Willcom’s new-style SIM card (dubbed the W-SIM) used in the W-ZERO3 smartphone we mentioned yesterday.



(Via Engadget)

Smartphones big in Japan at last
Friday, October 21, 2005
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PHS network operator Willcom and Sharp surprised everyone yesterday by announcing their first smartphone and thereby taking aim at a market pretty much devoid of such devices.



(Via Willcom)

Vodafone vendors premature?
Thursday, October 20, 2005
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This kind of thing happens pretty often in Japan — Vodafone gave us a shout today to say that its V803T handset would be going on sale from Saturday, yet we spent a good three seconds playing with one in a branch of electronics superstore Bic Camera yesterday.



(Via Vodafone [PDF])

DoCoMo gets push-to-talk handsets
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Guest contributor Andrew Shuttleworth is one of Tokyo’s foremost gadget heads, owner of several blogs and a generally well-known man about town, so we’re honored to have him run his critical eye over the new FOMA 902i series 3G handsets from DoCoMo; the first appearance of push-to-talk in Japan.


Satellite TV phone in Seoul
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We are just so street today — resident uber geek Martyn Williams just got back from Seoul, where he took advantage of the few brief hours of personal time he was afforded to road test one of Samsung’s cellphones that receive satellite TV broadcasts.



(Via IDG News Service)

Appealing celly for seniors
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Maybe I’m getting old or something, but a strange part of me was drawn to this Kyocera handset designed specifically for senior citizens that I stumbled across for the first time in the flesh today.


Vodafone aids earthquake relief
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
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We’re often pretty down on Vodafone, but this time the company is making headlines for the right reasons.



(Via Vodafone [PDF])

Oyo earthquake survivor scanner
Thursday, October 13, 2005
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Although this was announced last week, the weekend’s earthquake centered on Kashmir has brought Oyo’s earthquake survivor detector a little more sharply into focus.



(Via I4U and Oyo)

DoCoMo, Rakuten get it together
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Our friends over at Wireless Watch Japan have an appropriately businesslike take on the announcement yesterday by online mall Rakuten and NTT DoCoMo that they plan to cooperate on a new mobile auction service.



(Via Wireless Watch Japan)

LG’s pocket TiVo phone
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
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The R&D guys at LG certainly aren’t slow to push the cellphone envelope and have done precisely that with their newest handset that went on show in Korea yesterday. The newcomer features the rather startling ability to not only receive satellite broadcasts, but to pause live shows TiVo-stylee.



(Via IDG News Service)

Japanese cellphones for dummies
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
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In the first of a regular series of background columns, wireless expert Arjen van Blokland explains the current conditions in the Japanese cellphone market and he isn’t short of an opinion or two, most notably on the shockingly bad quality of voice calls here.


Engineers show fuel cell progress
Saturday, October 08, 2005
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In the final CEATEC report from our News Service Stakhanovite Martyn Williams, he analyzes the current state of fuel-cell technology and what it could mean for all us good little consumers. Click on for the full uppercut.



(Via IDG News Service)

Wi-Fi also goes to 5 (kilometers)
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
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Among the more interesting products that have absolutely nothing to do with HD discs were a set of Wi-Fi boosting antennas from Maspro Denkoh that can shoot wireless goodness out over up to 5km. What’s more, these hot, sweet, bank-busting goodies will work with any old 802.11b/g wireless setup.



(Via IDG News Service)

Emoji now play nicely with others
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
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Vodafone has announced that from November its 3G handsets will able to exchange emoji, AKA pictograms, with those on its rivals’ networks. So, next time you’re planning a meetup in Roppongi and can’t be bothered to, y’know, type a full message to your good buddies…




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PHS on the comeback trail
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Willcom, which used to be known as DDI Pocket and is a fine purveyor of PHS mobile phones and datacards in Japan, has just revamped its lineup of handsets and is starting to look mighty appealing.




(Via Akihabara News)

Digital TV and more from DoCoMo
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We’ve recently been griping about the miserable appearance of many Japanese cellphones, however NTT DoCoMo’s latest announcement is making us feel a little foolish. Sure, the P901iTV is still a heavy clunky thing, but just look at the guts of the beast.




(Via NTT DoCoMo)

Toshiba camphones at 3 megapixels
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
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Looks like the ever-increasing upward spiral of spec-measuring digits is set to carry on unabated next year now that Toshiba has got a handle on producing 3.2 megapixel CMOS image sensors for cameraphones.




(Via Toshiba)

Samsung 3Gb cellphone
Monday, September 26, 2005
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We don’t have the full lowdown on this one yet, but our colleagues over at Akihabara News have some sweet images of Samsung’s new Korean cellphone that’s fully loaded with goodies, including its own 3Gb HDD.




(Via Akihabara News)

Sayonara Kitty-chan, hello ToruCa
Thursday, September 15, 2005
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NTT DoCoMo revealed today that its forthcoming Osaifu-Keitai (Mobile Wallet) service that will offer e-cash and credit facilities through a FeliCa IC chip will also fill users’ phones with marketing junk masquerading as useful information.




(Via NTT DoCoMo)

Vodafone hits back with, er, GPS
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
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Following The New York Times’ expose of Vodafone Japan’s failings, Big V has hit back with the release of a couple of new handsets that might, just might, help it claw back some of the lost ground thanks to the wonders of satnav.




(Via The New York Times [Registration required])

Vodafone bleeding street cred
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Several of the other tech blogs picked up on The New York Times’ story on the major problems facing Vodafone in Japan as it struggles to keep hold of its present customers, never mind wooing newcomers.




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Samsung’s twisty turny DMB phone
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
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Samsung has just dropped the SCH-B250 in Korea, its fourth model using the DMB standard for delivering satellite TV to mobile devices. Aside from the expected horizontal screen option, the newcomer is the smallest Samsung DMB handset at a respectable 144g.




(Via Samsung)

The meaning of mobiles
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
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Professor Kenji Kohiyama of the Graduate School of Media and Governance at takes a look at the significance to Japanese society of mobile phones, or keitai denwa over at Japan Media Review.




(Via Japan Media Review)

Fujitsu wireless VoIP goodness
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
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According to the good folk at i-mode Business Strategy, The WiPCom 1000 from Fujitsu spin off Net2-Com is a dual-mode handset capable of doing the VoIP thing either over 802.11b or through a 2G CompactFlash datacard on Japan’s Air H PHS mobile network.




(Via i-mode Business Strategy)

DoCoMo’s 3G newbies
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
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Well, it looks like those new handsets we mentioned earlier that Big D unveiled at the launch of its new i-channel push i-mode service are no great shakes.

DoCoMo’s i-channel push service
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We hope you’ll forgive the breathless nature of this post but we’ve only just escaped the madding crowd at NTT DoCoMo’s afternoon session called to announce its new i-channel service designed to bring even more news, sports, and weather information to already harassed i-mode punters in Japan.



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