New smartphone platforms eye inroads in hot market
A handful of new smartphone platforms are expected to become available this year, challenging the stranglehold of the two market leaders, Google's Android and Apple's iOS.
BlackBerry says new phones won't be sold in Japan
The smartphone maker BlackBerry confirmed Friday that it has no immediate plans to sell its new handsets in Japan, but the company denied it was abandoning one of the world's most tech-savvy nations.
A Smartphone for preteens from NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO announced today its development of the Smartphone for Juniors SH-05E, an entry-level model for upper elementary and junior high school students that will go on sale in early February. The smartphone ...
DOCOMO develops world's first small-cell base station for 3G and LTE
NTT DOCOMO announced today that it has developed the world's first dual-mode small-cell base station, or femtocell, supporting 3G (W-CDMA) and LTE simultaneously for improved service coverage in indoor locations ...
Japan firm launches real-time telephone translation
Japan's biggest mobile operator said Monday it will launch a translation service that lets people chat over the telephone in several different languages.
Smartphones control smart homes at Asia tech fair
Homes where every device is linked up and can be controlled by smartphone were touted in Japan on Tuesday when Asia's biggest tech fair threw open its doors.
Philippines predicts $15 bln from call centres by 2016
The Philippines expects to boost its revenues from call centres to nearly $15 billion by 2016, sustaining its three-year lead over rival India, industry leaders said Tuesday.
Apple needs more than iPhone 5: analysts
Asian mobile carriers look set to cash in on the iPhone 5 and its superfast speeds, but the model is not the game-changer that Apple needs if it is to remain top of the heap, analysts said Thursday.
Mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo buys Tower Records Japan
Japan's top mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo said Monday it will make Tower Records Japan a subsidiary to enhance its online sales of CDs and DVDs.
NTT DoCoMo tablet-talkers explore virtual worlds (w/ Video)
Transparent phone display has front-and-back touch
Japan firm unveils radiation-gauging smartphone
Mobile phone operator Softbank on Tuesday unveiled a smartphone that can measure radiation as consumers in Japan clamour for reassurance following last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan's DoCoMo to launch smart phones for elderly
Leading Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo on Wednesday unveiled its first smart phone specially designed for elderly users, as the company bids to tap into an ageing consumer population.
Battle to sell the iPhone heats up in Japan
Japan's third-largest mobile carrier Softbank on Friday unveiled a lower monthly fee for the new iPhone than bigger rival KDDI, as competition for smartphone users heats up among the nation's mobile firms. ...