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.
Apple and NTT DoCoMo announced today that the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display will be available on DoCoMo’s network starting on Tuesday, June 10. Customers can pre-register the devices at DoCoMo dealers and on DoCoMo’s website starting Monday, June 1. Wi-Fi + Cellular iPads will be able to use DoCoMo’s Xi LTE network.
VAIO's back. It's no longer Sony's PC business, but it's own independent beast. Teasing its relaunchonline, the company says that it's free and that things are going to change. The Japanese blurb says that's largely due to the fact that it's now a "small" PC maker -- and it's the same message the new company is trying to deliver at its launch event today in Tokyo.
That Samsung released a Pink edition of the Galaxy S5 comes as no shock. After all, it has done something like that before. But for some strange reason, it now felt the need to justify why it is being launched exclusively to Japan. Samsung's premise is that Japan loves pink. Maybe even love is an understatement.
The buttons are easier to type on, the battery lasts longer, it's familiar. No, we're not talking about BlackBerry this time, but the Japanese feature phone. Glorious, folding forefather to the smartphone, and the form-factor that gave birth to gara-kei, a shorthand phrase for "Galapagos phones". It's a negative term pointing to devices that simply wouldn't survive outside of Japan.
We knew itexistedbut now it's finally crawled out of some jungle (or beach vacation) to go official. Samsung's Galaxy S5 Active is available today on AT&T and while ruggedized phones typically lack..somethingcompared to flagship devices, this time it looks like no notable corners were cut. The Galaxy S5 Active has the same full-HD AMOLED 5.
Burger King has attracted a lot of attention recently with the all-black burger it launched in Japan -- something that we braved a taste of and gave two thumbs-up. Not to be left out of the limelight is McDonald's, which has moved ahead with its own similar gimmick in Japan, introducing its own squid-ink offering.
News programming isn't something you'd think a good fit for catch-up TV when up-to-date reporting is so readily available. That's why we were a tad puzzled to hear about Sky News' catch-up servicelaunching today, probably because it's better described as a newscontent portalaccessed via your Sky+HD box.
While Facebook ’s mobile apps across all platforms still leave a lot to be desired, recent updates show that they are listening to customer feedback and may be on its way to vastly improve their customers’ mobile experience. The Pages Manager for Android was recently updated to V2.
App-based taxi services are thesubject of anger and frustrationover in London, but Manchester looks set to become the next major battleground for two of the UK's biggest. Hailo, which has served around 12,000 of London's black cabs since 2011, today went live in the north west (its first city outside of the capital), just a month after Uber officially opened its (virtual) doors to customers there.
ASUS was one of the many companies who opened IFA 2014 with announcements of new products. We’ve seen the ZenWatch earlier, ASUS’ first wearable device. Next to be introduced is another addition to the very successful MeMO Pad family of Android tablets. The MeMO Pad 7 (ME572C) is more of an upgraded and slimmer version now at 8.
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
The iPad is in the news twice this morning, plus an app update from the BBC. Finally!
Japanese carrier NTT DOCOMO is scheduled to get the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini on June 10 , according to a press release from Apple. As of June 2, customers can pre-register for an iPad Air or a Retina iPad mini via DOCOMO's website.
The BBC has released a major update to its iPlayer app for iOS.
Some say that I'm an Australian. And that as well as being an Engineer, I also enjoy a good game and my Android devices, currently the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Nexus 7. All you need to know though is I review hardware and games, write news, and manage the AndroidSPIN Facebook and Pinterest pages.
Rovio today launched Angry Birds Stella , the latest game in the popular Angry Birds series. In Stella, players assume the role of heroine Stella and her five bird friends as they protect their home of Golden Island from Gale the Bad Princess and her piggy minions.
The Stella edition has the same sling-shot style gameplay of earlier Angry Birds titles, but with a strong commercial tie-in.
LINE is already one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, but they have not been sitting idly on their laurels. One of the newest products that they've launched the past months is a movie making and editing feature that has made wanna-be mobile filmmakers happy.
Hailo's long been a friend to London's black cabbies, giving drivers another way to find punters through its mobile app. With competition from upstart Uber already rubbing black cab drivers upthe wrong way, they went as far asvandalizing Hailo's HQwhen the company announced that it, too, was going to launch a private car service in London.