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Monday, December 10, 2007

Japanese cellphone operator gets Android up and running
Read the full story R&D | Wireless 09:11 AM JMLH • Permalink

The Open Handset Alliance‘s Android may not exactly be the platform we all anticipated, but the flood of developers we’ve already seen working on it suggests it won’t be long before some half-decent hardware running the open-source Google-spawn emerges.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Decades-old wireless tech alive and kicking

It’s not often that a wireless technology from the 1980s makes the headlines, but that’s exactly what’s happening to the hardware behind Japan’s first-ever cellphone network.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Sanyo phone runs for 10 days on AA battery

Some of us dinosaurs may just remember a few early mobile phones that were capable on running on regular batteries – they were mostly very low-spec handsets with rechargeable cells that could be swapped out in a pinch for a few minutes of talk time at most.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Sharp’s ugly Japanese smartphone gets makeover, hopes to start dating

Never mind that puffed-up gizmo Apple is about to unleash, June 29 also sees the launch of the rather attractive smartphone you see in the photograph, which is about to become one of Japan’s hottest gadgets.



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