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CDMA iPhone 4 coming to Japan

According to Digitimes, Apple has begun shipping the CDMA iPhone 4, originally designed for Verizon, to many asian countries, including Japan. KDDI’s AU will soon be the second japanese company carrying the iPhone4, along with Softbank.
CDMA iPhone 4 coming to Japan
CDMA iPhone 4 coming to Japan

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WebCrew Agency Inc. Announces Battery Charger With Those Chicks from That Game

Some of us would be embarrassed to be seen with anything that had the characters from Konami’s Nintendo DS “communication game Love Plus printed on it. WebCrew Agency Inc. has come through for those of us you fine with it, [...]
WebCrew Agency Inc. Announces Battery Charger With Those Chicks from That Game
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Tanaka Takashi Officially Takes on Role as President, KDDI

KDDI’s Takashi Tanaka, 53, officially took the reigns of KDDI Corporation yesterday, after being named as Tadashi Onodera’s successor three months ago. Tanaka was Senior Managing Executive Officer at KDDI and former head of[...]
Tanaka Takashi Officially Takes on Role as President, KDDI

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[Hands On] Sharp’s 3D Smartphones, the Future is now in your pocket!

Sharp held a press conference for its new cell phones and mobile devices today at Tokyo Midtown, in Akasaka, Tokyo. The main presentation primarily introduced their five smartphones on the three cell carriers here in Japan, and their p[...]
[Hands On] Sharp’s 3D Smartphones, the Future is now in your pocket!
[Hands On] Sharp’s 3D Smartphones, the Future is now in your pocket![Hands On] Sharp’s 3D Smartphones, the Future is now in your pocket![Hands On] Sharp’s 3D Smartphones, the Future is now in your pocket![Hands On] Sharp’s 3D Smartphones, the Future is now in your pocket![Hands On] Sharp’s 3D Smartphones, the Future is now in your pocket!

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Skype, KDDI to Pull Same Sh*t As Skype, Verizon

While us iPhone users worldwide were using Skype – first on wifi, then on 3G – with little to no problems aside from the usual problems that crop up from the code obfuscations they place in all of their software, Skype prev[...]
Skype, KDDI to Pull Same Sh*t As Skype, Verizon
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KDDI Announce New Cell Phones

KDDI, the company behind one of the three primary mobile phone carriers in Japan, announced twenty-two new handsets as its semiannual new phone lineup for autumn 2010 – spring 2011. Along with the three Android smartphones come f[...]
KDDI Announce New Cell Phones
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KDDI Bliblio Leaf SP02, the Japanese Kindle

With a 6” SVGA screen a weight of 295.8g and a seize of 198x133x9.6mm, the Bliblio Leaf SP02 is KDDI new 3G CDMA e-book Reader. Offering a 7500 pages autonomy, our new SP02 comes with 2GB of internal memory support XMDF, DPF and EPUB f[...]
KDDI Bliblio Leaf SP02, the Japanese Kindle
KDDI Bliblio Leaf SP02, the Japanese Kindle

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KDDI introduces 3 new Android Phones in Japan

Behold the new Toshiba REGZA Phone IS04, the Sharp IS05 and the Pantech SIRIUSα IS06, all running on Android 2.X and schedule to hit Japan around December or January REGZA Phone IS04 (See Gallery) Toshiba’s first Android smartphone for[...]
KDDI introduces 3 new Android Phones in Japan
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Android Skype App May Appear on AU Smartphone?

Right now, only phones on the American Verizon network can use the Skype Android app, although there is talk of Skype expanding that offering to all Android phones in multiple countries. When I reported on the KDDI/Sharp press conferen[...]
Android Skype App May Appear on AU Smartphone?
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IS03: New KDDI au Android Smartphone

Sharp and KDDI announced the late-November availability of their new Android smartphone, the IS03, in a joint press conference held in Tokyo this morning. The IS03 will be the second Android smartphone in the IS series, and KDDI presid[...]
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[Review] KDDI IS01, When Sharp brings Android to the rest of us in Japan.

There is no doubt that Sharp changed the Japanese landscape when it comes to Linux based handled and while the Zaurus 3200 is no longer available, we were please to see last march that Sharp is still working hard on bringing Linux in J[...]
[Review] KDDI IS01, When Sharp brings Android to the rest of us in Japan.
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[Wireless Japan 2010] AU enhanced Sekai Camera with its own AR content.

I am sure that you have all heard about Sekai Camera, a software developed by a Japanese company that thanks to AR (Augmented Reality) will let you see comments, notes and remarks from other USERS once you are pointing your mobile phon[...]
[Wireless Japan 2010] AU enhanced Sekai Camera with its own AR content.
[Wireless Japan 2010] AU enhanced Sekai Camera with its own AR content.[Wireless Japan 2010] AU enhanced Sekai Camera with its own AR content.[Wireless Japan 2010] AU enhanced Sekai Camera with its own AR content.[Wireless Japan 2010] AU enhanced Sekai Camera with its own AR content.

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Light Pool: Au KDDI introduced new Stylish Mobile Phone for their iida series

KDDI was introducing during a press conference held in Omotesando Hills (Tokyo) their all new fashion mobile phone, the Light Pool. Expanding KDDI’s Life style products (IIDA Line-Up), this new mobile phone is minimalistic as possible.[...]
Light Pool: Au KDDI introduced new Stylish Mobile Phone for their iida series
Light Pool: Au KDDI introduced new Stylish Mobile Phone for their iida seriesLight Pool: Au KDDI introduced new Stylish Mobile Phone for their iida seriesLight Pool: Au KDDI introduced new Stylish Mobile Phone for their iida seriesLight Pool: Au KDDI introduced new Stylish Mobile Phone for their iida seriesLight Pool: Au KDDI introduced new Stylish Mobile Phone for their iida series

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DoCoMo releases its new Full Qwerty Android Phone, the LYNX SH-10B.

Don’t get too excited here, DoCoMo does not bring anything new! Indeed their Shiny LYNX SH-10B is in fact a rebranded and HSDPA friendly Sharp IS01 sold over at KDDI, and both are also made by the same manufacturer… Sharp. Available in[...]
DoCoMo releases its new Full Qwerty Android Phone, the LYNX SH-10B.
DoCoMo releases its new Full Qwerty Android Phone, the LYNX SH-10B.DoCoMo releases its new Full Qwerty Android Phone, the LYNX SH-10B.DoCoMo releases its new Full Qwerty Android Phone, the LYNX SH-10B.DoCoMo releases its new Full Qwerty Android Phone, the LYNX SH-10B.DoCoMo releases its new Full Qwerty Android Phone, the LYNX SH-10B.

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[Hands-On] Sharp new Solar Phone SH007 gives you twice as much juice on the Go.

Last May, KDDI introduced the Solar Phone SH002, a phone capable to charge itself thanks to its solar panel. Today, 1 year later Sharp and KDDI announced the SH007, the 2nd generation of Solar phone now capable to get twice as much jui[...]
[Hands-On] Sharp new Solar Phone SH007 gives you twice as much juice on the Go.
[Hands-On] Sharp new Solar Phone SH007 gives you twice as much juice on the Go.[Hands-On] Sharp new Solar Phone SH007 gives you twice as much juice on the Go.[Hands-On] Sharp new Solar Phone SH007 gives you twice as much juice on the Go.[Hands-On] Sharp new Solar Phone SH007 gives you twice as much juice on the Go.[Hands-On] Sharp new Solar Phone SH007 gives you twice as much juice on the Go.

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[Hands-On] Sony also powers its BRAVIA S004 Phone with a Snapdragon CPU.

Oriented to give the best visual effect possible, Sony latest BRAVIA S004 phone comes with a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU enabling our phone to get perfectly fluid video up to 60fps even with digital 1Seg TV programs. WiFi capable the Bravia S0[...]
[Hands-On] Sony also powers its BRAVIA S004 Phone with a Snapdragon CPU.
[Hands-On] Sony also powers its BRAVIA S004 Phone with a Snapdragon CPU.[Hands-On] Sony also powers its BRAVIA S004 Phone with a Snapdragon CPU.[Hands-On] Sony also powers its BRAVIA S004 Phone with a Snapdragon CPU.[Hands-On] Sony also powers its BRAVIA S004 Phone with a Snapdragon CPU.[Hands-On] Sony also powers its BRAVIA S004 Phone with a Snapdragon CPU.

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[Hands-On] 12Mpix and Wi-Fi, here you are Sharp AQUOS Shot SH008

Sharp AQUOS Shot is maybe the most powerful of all Camera phones introduces this morning in Japan by KDDI, with its 12.1Mpix Sensor our Phone is also capable to reach up to ISO 12800. Add to this a Wi-Fi module and you will be able to [...]
[Hands-On] 12Mpix and Wi-Fi, here you are Sharp AQUOS Shot SH008
[Hands-On] 12Mpix and Wi-Fi, here you are Sharp AQUOS Shot SH008[Hands-On] 12Mpix and Wi-Fi, here you are Sharp AQUOS Shot SH008[Hands-On] 12Mpix and Wi-Fi, here you are Sharp AQUOS Shot SH008[Hands-On] 12Mpix and Wi-Fi, here you are Sharp AQUOS Shot SH008[Hands-On] 12Mpix and Wi-Fi, here you are Sharp AQUOS Shot SH008

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[Hands-On] KDDI new Cyber-Shot S003 comes with a 12Mpix Sensor

Slightly less “powerful” than Casio’s Exilim CA005, the Sony Ericcson Cyber-Shot S003 and its 12.1Mpix comes however with a newly develop “Plasma Flash” said to by 48 times brighter than previous models. Here as well, the S003 comes wi[...]
[Hands-On] KDDI new Cyber-Shot S003 comes with a 12Mpix Sensor
[Hands-On] KDDI new Cyber-Shot S003 comes with a 12Mpix Sensor[Hands-On] KDDI new Cyber-Shot S003 comes with a 12Mpix Sensor[Hands-On] KDDI new Cyber-Shot S003 comes with a 12Mpix Sensor[Hands-On] KDDI new Cyber-Shot S003 comes with a 12Mpix Sensor[Hands-On] KDDI new Cyber-Shot S003 comes with a 12Mpix Sensor

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[Hands-On] Exilim CA005 Phone by KDDI, brings you a 13Mpix in your pocket.

KDDI introduced this morning its news CA005, a mobile phone made by Casio and featuring Casio’s Exilim photo technology. Being also waterproof (IPX5 IPX7), the Exilim CA005 comes with a 12.95Mpix CMOS sensor, a 3x digital zoom, a Burst[...]
[Hands-On] Exilim CA005 Phone by KDDI, brings you a 13Mpix in your pocket.
[Hands-On] Exilim CA005 Phone by KDDI, brings you a 13Mpix in your pocket.[Hands-On] Exilim CA005 Phone by KDDI, brings you a 13Mpix in your pocket.[Hands-On] Exilim CA005 Phone by KDDI, brings you a 13Mpix in your pocket.[Hands-On] Exilim CA005 Phone by KDDI, brings you a 13Mpix in your pocket.[Hands-On] Exilim CA005 Phone by KDDI, brings you a 13Mpix in your pocket.

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Hitachi Beskey, a new KDDI phone with interchangeable keypads.

Ever dreamed of having the possibility to change your mobile phone keypad at will based on your typing skill or style? Well this is exactly what KDDI and Hitachi has for us with the Beskey. Sold with 3 different keypads the beskey will[...]
Hitachi Beskey, a new KDDI phone with interchangeable keypads.
Hitachi Beskey, a new KDDI phone with interchangeable keypads.Hitachi Beskey, a new KDDI phone with interchangeable keypads.Hitachi Beskey, a new KDDI phone with interchangeable keypads.Hitachi Beskey, a new KDDI phone with interchangeable keypads.Hitachi Beskey, a new KDDI phone with interchangeable keypads.

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[Hands-On] Toshiba releases its Windows Phone IS02 via AU by KDDI

Here we have another Fully Qwerty wonder that will be available via AU later this June in Japan. The IS02 (Also known as K01 in the USA), a Windows 6.5.3 Phone offers a 4.1” OLED Touchscreen with a 480×800 resolution, a 3.2Mpix Ca[...]
[Hands-On] Toshiba releases its Windows Phone IS02 via AU by KDDI
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[Hands-On] JN-DK01 and IS01, Sharp and AU First Android MID

We have to be very honest with you. We were not expecting such move and announcement from AU, one of Japan’s largest Mobile Operators. But it was about time that Sharp kicked out a real Linux successor to our beloved Zaurus… And [...]
[Hands-On] JN-DK01 and IS01, Sharp and AU First Android MID
[Hands-On] JN-DK01 and IS01, Sharp and AU First Android MID[Hands-On] JN-DK01 and IS01, Sharp and AU First Android MID[Hands-On] JN-DK01 and IS01, Sharp and AU First Android MID[Hands-On] JN-DK01 and IS01, Sharp and AU First Android MID[Hands-On] JN-DK01 and IS01, Sharp and AU First Android MID

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