It was mere weeks since we saw NEC's last smartphone that will probably never take the plane ride away from Japan, but contrary to its recent financials, the company doesn't appear to be letting up. The NEC Medias LTE N-04D, arriving on NTT DoCoMo, is a little chunkier than its predecessor, but that 11.6mm shell manages to squeeze in 4G connectivity and a 1.
NTT DoCoMo's LTE-Advanced network may still be in its infancy , but the company's already preparing for when 150 Mbps is considered slow. Many are looking towards the next-generation of mobile broadband, and DoCoMo has said its ready to reveal its very own 5G "concept" at the CEATEC conference in Japan next month.
NTT DoCoMo, the largest mobile carrier in Japan,will be carrying the iPhone 5s and 5c starting on September 20. The company had been an iPhone holdout, as it likes to load phones with a variety of "home-built" apps. Apparently the company has finally decided to knuckle under to Apple's pressure.Kaoru Kato, president and CEO of NTT DoCoMo, was quoted as saying, "We're thrilled to offer the incredible new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to our customers.
Apple Finally Teams Up With Japan’s Largest Carrier for iPhone Apple’s long-awaited reveal of its next-generation iPhone 5S and budget iPhone 5C on Tuesday was paired with another major announcement: a new partnership with Japan’s largest mobile-phone carrier, NTT Docomo.
One of the rather unsung points TUAW posted after the Apple Event on Tuesday is that Apple had inked a deal for Japan's leading mobile carrier -- NTT DoCoMo -- to carry the iPhone for the first time. While that doesn't sound like a big deal, it stands to help out NTT DoCoMo a lot. The company has 61 million subscribers, but churn (subscribers leaving to go elsewhere) has been a problem.
TOKYO —Foreign tourists visiting this city have long encountered translation help. But the methods are not perfect, including at restaurants, where sign language, photographs and plastic models of sushi and sashimi have been used.
Now NTT Docomo, the biggest mobile network operator in Japan, thinks it has a better solution.
We have seen talk of the Sony Xperia Z1 Mini before, as both the Z1 F and the Z1 S. The former has been officially announced and will be available in Japan by way of NTT DoCoMo. For today though, a recently discovered FCC filing is showing the Xperia Z1 S with the codename of Anami.
This of course, is in keeping with the earlier Honami codename, which was the Xperia Z1 .
Following up on our report that Apple sales in Japan are on the rise, we're now hearing word the top 10 selling smartphones in the country are all various models of the iPhone.The data comes courtesy of BCN Rankings which, according to Electronista, ranks the top 10 best-selling smartphones in the country week by week.
Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo has announced that it won't be launching a Tizen OS smartphone as it had planned to do in the past. The Japanese carrier says that the smartphone market is growing too slowly for a third operating system. The Japanese carrier had planned to launch a Tizen-powered smartphone in March.
Mobile services cloud company Infobip has launched Coins (pronounced Yen Coins), a virtual currency for Japanese mobile users. The online tokens are intended to help international companies break into a market that is often described as “insular” by serving as a mobile payments gateway.
We recently heard how Sony was looking to claim the number 3 position in terms of worldwide Android sales. The catch, at the time they did not offer much in the way of specifics. While they haven’t revealed all of the plans, a recent Reuters report does have Sony CEO Kaz Hirai talking about how they are looking to achieve that goal by going through Europe and Japan.
Welcome toTime Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills. In the weeks leading up to the biggest gadget show on Earth, we'll be offering a special look at relics from CES' past.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech , the WPP market research division that provides a rolling check-in on how smartphones are selling in key markets, has put out its latest figures this morning covering the 12 weeks that ended October 31. It looks like the debut of new iPhones from Apple have given the company a “signficant bounce” in sales.
Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo andmaterials developerToray have been working on joint projects for a while and now they're publicly announcing one. WelcomeHitoe(Japanese for "one layer"), cloth that contains Toray's nanofibers that are coated in a transmittable layer.
Dropping its radiosfor cell service and turning itself into a tablet... The 6.4-inchXperia Z Ultramay be big enough to pull it off, but are you willing to pay just under $500 (52,000 yen) for the pleasure? Sony hopes you will.
The first version of the CompactFlash Association XQD specification rolled out way back in December of 2011. That specification brought with it more performance for the CF cards used in many high-end cameras. The CompactFlash Association is back with a revised specification called XQD Ver.2.0. The new XQD Ver.2.
Streaming media hardware company Roku, which is holding it own in a market that includes tech industry heavyweights including Apple and Google, has just introduced new models of its streaming players. The small set-top boxes include redesigned versions of the Roku LT, Roku 1 and Roku 2, bringing some features from the Roku 3 flagship player to the company’s more conservatively priced offerings.
Right on time, AT&T has launched its 300 Mbps GigaPower internet service in Austin. The fast U-Verse tier is available now to residents in "eligible" neighborhoods, while others can vote fiberhood-style for a deployment in their area. A free upgrade to 1 Gbps is still due sometime in 2014.