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NTT Communications Begin Their Gyazapo Reward Card System in Japan

Japan is a reward point card wonderland, most shops have a system for reward stuff heavy users, and you can save some bucks… The major problem with the point card system (that stores read with an optical pen), is the huge number of the[...]
NTT Communications Begin Their Gyazapo Reward Card System in Japan
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Two New Yawning Phones from Willcom

Willcom Japan (PHS Network) today announced two new mobile phones. The BAUM or WX340K features a 2.4” QVGA screen, 2Mpix camera, and a POP/SMTP feature (few phones except the iPhone and other WM devices in Japan support POP/SMTP)…[...]
Two New Yawning Phones from Willcom
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New Toshiba’s Qosmio Notebook Available Now in japan

Toshiba announced today the availability of four new notebooks: - Qosmio GXW/G7HW : Available for 222,800 yen (1760€), it comes with a 18.4-Inch LCD screen with Full HD Resolution, an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.4GHz), an Intel PM45 Expr[...]
New Toshiba’s Qosmio Notebook Available Now in japan

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NEC Japan to Launch a New LaVie L Notebook

NEC introduced a new LaVie L Notebook,available sometime this month for about 175,000 Yen (1400€). This new laptop (high-end model) comes with a 15.4-Inch LCD screen with 1280×800 resolution, an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.40GHz), 4[...]
NEC Japan to Launch a New LaVie L Notebook

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Sony Offers Modules for Their FeliCa RFID Technology

Mainly used with Japanese mobile phones and transportation cards (like JR Suica), the requirement for RFID solutions are pretty high. In order to please their customers, Sony announced two new modules for their FeliCa line-up, the Feli[...]
Sony Offers Modules for Their FeliCa RFID Technology
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Toshiba Adds New Qosmio Models

Besides the new Dynabook Series with the TX, EX, CX, AX, Toshiba introduced a new Qosmio Notebook. They should all be available in Japan by the end of the year. -The Qosmio G50 features the famous SpursEngine graphic card, an 18.4’’ LC[...]
Toshiba Adds New Qosmio Models
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NEC to Introduce a New VersaPro Ultralight Notebook in Japan

NEC in Japan announced the release date for their new Notebook and Desktop PC. Both should be available in January, 2009. The VersaPro UltraLight type VC Notebook features a 12.1’’ LCD screen with a WXGA resolution (1,280×800), fr[...]
NEC to Introduce a New VersaPro Ultralight Notebook in Japan

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931SH, Sharp’s XGA Touchscreen Phone, Hands-on

Today Softbank released Sharp’s 931SH, a mobile phone with a slide keyboard featuring a stunning 3.8” XGA (1024×480) touchscreen and a 5.2Mpix AF camera. It also comes with 1Seg, HSDPA, Felica 2.0, GPS, and Bluetooth at a si[...]
931SH, Sharp’s XGA Touchscreen Phone, Hands-on
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Live from the Fujitsu Building in Tokyo: New Notebooks, Desktop PCs, and a Tablet PC

Hi folks, the nice team over at Fujitsu invited us to the launch of their new desktop PCs and notebooks. Globally, all of them are designed for professional use. Regarding specs there’s generally nothing new, but there are a coup[...]
Live from the Fujitsu Building in Tokyo: New Notebooks, Desktop PCs, and a Tablet PC
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VGC-JS50B: New Vaio Desktop Type J from Sony

Sony also introduced the Vaio Type J (VGC-JS50B/S), which will be available on September 20th. It features a 20.1-Inch LCD wide screen in WSXGA+ resolution (1680×1050), a Dual Core E2200 (2.20GHz), 2GB of RAM (1x2GB), 320GB of HDD[...]
VGC-JS50B: New Vaio Desktop Type J from Sony
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Sony Unveils Their New Vaio Type C: The VGN-CS60B

Sony announced the the September 13th availability of the Vaio Type C (VGN-CS60B). Our new laptop comes with a 14.1″ LCD screen in WXGA resolution (1280×800), a Core 2 Duo P8400(2.26GHz), 2GB of RAM (1x2GB), 160GB of HDD, an[...]
Sony Unveils Their New Vaio Type C:  The VGN-CS60B
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Toshiba Will Release Their New Dynabook Series at the End of August

Toshiba will also release a Dynabook PC at the end of August. Dynabook CX This WXGA 13.3″ notebook features either a Core 2 Duo P8400 (CX/48G or 47 version), or Celeron 575(2GHz) (CX/45G version). The 47G & 48G feature 250GB[...]
Toshiba Will Release Their New Dynabook Series at the End of August

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Softbank FullFace 2, Don’t Call Me iPHONE!

While the rest of the world is nagging us with the iPHONE, we in Japan had to do something quick to fill our iPHONE void. Once again, thank you Softbank for the Full Face 2, aka 921 SH. When its keyboard is hidden by its screen, a slid[...]
Softbank FullFace 2, Don’t Call Me iPHONE!
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10 New Handsets for AU: E-Paper, Waterpoof, OLED, Smile Shutter…

AU (KDDI) just announced 10 new handsets: -W61SA by Sanyo: has a 3” slide type OLED screen and a touch sensor, Bluetooth, 1Seg TV, GPS, a size of 51x108x17.3mm and weight of 139g. -W61T by Toshiba: with its sporty design and a 2.8” OLE[...]
10 New Handsets for AU:  E-Paper, Waterpoof, OLED, Smile Shutter…
10 New Handsets for AU:  E-Paper, Waterpoof, OLED, Smile Shutter…10 New Handsets for AU:  E-Paper, Waterpoof, OLED, Smile Shutter…10 New Handsets for AU:  E-Paper, Waterpoof, OLED, Smile Shutter…10 New Handsets for AU:  E-Paper, Waterpoof, OLED, Smile Shutter…10 New Handsets for AU:  E-Paper, Waterpoof, OLED, Smile Shutter…

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Sony Ericsson W54S – a new OLED phone for AU

Like the Toshiba W56T, our little Sony Ericsson W54S features a 2.8″ OLED screen (QVGA), and has a slim body (clamshell) of 18.8mm thickness. It supports multitasking, has a 1Seg TV tuner, LISMO, EZ Felica (electronic wallet), a [...]
Sony Ericsson W54S – a new OLED phone for AU
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Toshiba W56 – a new OLED phone for AU

Today AU announced 8 new mobile phones, and among them we did find the very interesting W56T from Toshiba. With a 2.8″ OLED screen (QVGA) which can rotate 360°, our phone supports both the 1Seg TV (Digital TV) and Digital Radio, [...]
Toshiba W56 – a new OLED phone for AU
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8 new 3G cellphones from NTT DoCoMo

The new 704i series from DoCoMo just got out, a good enough reason to take a quick look at what it has to offer! The F704i: Waterproof, Global Roaming 3G, 2.2 inches QCGA screen, Felica and WMA support, 17.9mm thick. The D704i: WMA sup[...]
8 new 3G cellphones from NTT DoCoMo

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Nomura Securities goes for the Fujitu UBWALLS

Nomura (Ken) may be a great professional drifter in Japan he has nothing in common (from what I know) with the Nomura Securities Company which decided to equip its offices with the “interactive walls” made by Fujitsu and ca[...]
Nomura Securities goes for the Fujitu UBWALLS

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Sony introduces a green FeliCa

FeliCa is a Japanese electronic purse available for phones, Internet purchases and other cards. It’s precisely the “other” cards we’re interested in, with the arrival of vegetal based plastic cards. Nice move for your planet!
Sony introduces a green FeliCa

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7 new AU phones, the summer collection

G’zOne W42CA is a new version of Casio’s water and shockproeef phone. It has a 2MP camera too. The W42S is a Sony Walkman phone with 1GB of memory and it offers LISMO (Listen Mobile Service). It has a 1.3MP camera, measures[...]
7 new AU phones, the summer collection

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VOD by So-Net

So-Net is Sony’s ISP service (Sony Network or something like that) and they will soon put a VOD or Video On Demand box on the market that will offer HDTV or SDTV braodcasts. The interesting aspect is that you can make secure paym[...]
VOD by So-Net

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New 3G phones series from Vodafone Japan

I was quite hard on DoCoMo yesterday for their uninspired designs, and here’s a nice refreshing line-up by Vodafone Japan with their 3 new phones. The most interestingly designed device is the Toshiba 904T with its pivoting scree[...]
New 3G phones series from Vodafone Japan

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