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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s iPhone holdout NTT DoCoMo’s staring contest with Apple, and Honda’s humanoid robot ASIMO gets a round of out of context, less than favorable press. • • • Welcome to Japanese Technology from the Future F[...]
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NTT docomo – SmartTV dstick 01 – Plugs into your TV to give direct access to the rich dmarket contents for smartphones – Will be available at docomo stores across Japan from July 1

Finally “SmartTV dstick 01″ will be available for purchase at docomo stores across Japan from July 1. It was introduced at the NTT docomo’s 2013 Spring new product press conference that was held last January, and it h[...]
NTT docomo – SmartTV dstick 01 – Plugs into your TV to give direct access to the rich dmarket contents for smartphones – Will be available at docomo stores across Japan from July 1
NTT docomo – SmartTV dstick 01 – Plugs into your TV to give direct access to the rich dmarket contents for smartphones – Will be available at docomo stores across Japan from July 1NTT docomo – SmartTV dstick 01 – Plugs into your TV to give direct access to the rich dmarket contents for smartphones – Will be available at docomo stores across Japan from July 1NTT docomo – SmartTV dstick 01 – Plugs into your TV to give direct access to the rich dmarket contents for smartphones – Will be available at docomo stores across Japan from July 1

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NTT Docomo – Samsung “GALAXY S4 SC-04E” – Featured at the 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conference

Samsung’s “GALAXY S4 SC-04E” was highly featured at NTT Docomo’s 2013 summer lineup roll-out. It’s 8 mm thick – 1 mm thinner than its previous model. In its slim body, it’s got a large capacity[...]
NTT Docomo – Samsung “GALAXY S4 SC-04E” – Featured at the 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conference
NTT Docomo – Samsung “GALAXY S4 SC-04E” – Featured at the 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – Samsung “GALAXY S4 SC-04E” – Featured at the 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – Samsung “GALAXY S4 SC-04E” – Featured at the 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – Samsung “GALAXY S4 SC-04E” – Featured at the 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – Samsung “GALAXY S4 SC-04E” – Featured at the 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conference

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NTT Docomo – Sony XPERIA A SO-04E – Featured at the 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conference

“XPERIA A SO-04E” is a smartphone designed with round edges to fit in your palm well with an approx. 4.6 inch (720×1280 dot) LCD. It’s Docomo’s version of XPERIA’s global model “Sony XPERIA ZR&#[...]
NTT Docomo – Sony XPERIA A SO-04E – Featured at the 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conference
NTT Docomo – Sony XPERIA A SO-04E – Featured at the 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – Sony XPERIA A SO-04E – Featured at the 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – Sony XPERIA A SO-04E – Featured at the 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – Sony XPERIA A SO-04E – Featured at the 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – Sony XPERIA A SO-04E – Featured at the 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conference

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NTT Docomo – 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conference

Today, NTT Docomo’s 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conference took place at Bellesalle Shiodome in Tokyo and they revealed 11 models of new smart phones, 1 tablet and 2 new colors of their 2 existing mobil[...]
NTT Docomo – 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conference
NTT Docomo – 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – 2013 “Summer Collection” new product press conference

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NEC CASIO Mobile – MEDIAS W N-05E – NTT Docomo two-in-one smartphone/tablet to be released April 18

NTT Docomo is releasing their new double-screened smart phone “MEDIAS W N-05E” manufactured by NEC CASIO Mobile Communications on April 18 in Japan. We had the chance to actually touch this new cool smart phone at NTT Docom[...]
NEC CASIO Mobile – MEDIAS W N-05E – NTT Docomo two-in-one smartphone/tablet to be released April 18
NEC CASIO Mobile – MEDIAS W N-05E – NTT Docomo two-in-one smartphone/tablet to be released April 18NEC CASIO Mobile – MEDIAS W N-05E – NTT Docomo two-in-one smartphone/tablet to be released April 18NEC CASIO Mobile – MEDIAS W N-05E – NTT Docomo two-in-one smartphone/tablet to be released April 18NEC CASIO Mobile – MEDIAS W N-05E – NTT Docomo two-in-one smartphone/tablet to be released April 18

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ZENRIN DataCom – Android App “Photo Japan Guide” – released today on Google Play

ZENRIN DataCom released the “Photo Japan Guide” Android app today. It is the English version of the Docomo map navigation tool, “Gotouchi Guide” and introduces tourist sites and local gourmet food to foreign vis[...]
ZENRIN DataCom – Android App “Photo Japan Guide” – released today on Google Play
ZENRIN DataCom – Android App “Photo Japan Guide” – released today on Google Play

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NTT Docomo – “i Bodymo” – Track how much you use your body – now with added functionality: “Pikukyara” and “Steps Ranking Prize”

NTT Docomo has what it calls a health service called “i Bodymo” – a smartphone app that tracks the movement of your body – counts the number of steps you take all day, the calories you burn, the time and distanc[...]
NTT Docomo – “i Bodymo” – Track how much you use your body – now with added functionality: “Pikukyara” and “Steps Ranking Prize”
NTT Docomo – “i Bodymo” – Track how much you use your body – now with added functionality: “Pikukyara” and “Steps Ranking Prize”

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Sony – World’s thinnest 10 inch tablet “Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi Model” with waterproof/dust-proof performance

At Mobile World Congress, Sony announced their new super-thin waterproof Android tablet that we had the chance to preview at the NTT Docomo Spring 2013 product roll-out in January. Sony’s new “Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi Model[...]
Sony – World’s thinnest 10 inch tablet  “Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi Model” with waterproof/dust-proof performance
Sony – World’s thinnest 10 inch tablet  “Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi Model” with waterproof/dust-proof performanceSony – World’s thinnest 10 inch tablet  “Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi Model” with waterproof/dust-proof performanceSony – World’s thinnest 10 inch tablet  “Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi Model” with waterproof/dust-proof performance

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NTT Demos Visually and aurally accurate virtual communication system

NTT is developing technology that faithfully reproduces pictures and sound from distant locations, creating a natural sense of distance and position, as if both people are in the same room. “Regarding the picture, this system inc[...]
NTT Demos Visually and aurally accurate virtual communication system

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Docomo – Fujitsu “ARROWS X F-02E” with 1.7 GHz Quad Core CPU and Big Full HD Display

Docomo’s new smartphone “ARROWS X F-02E” made by FUJITSU was released with higher specs than other similar models. It’s got 1.7GHz Quad Core CPU, 5.0 inch full HD display, Android 4.1, 2420mAH battery, 16.3 mega[...]
Docomo – Fujitsu “ARROWS X F-02E” with 1.7 GHz Quad Core CPU and Big Full HD Display
Docomo – Fujitsu “ARROWS X F-02E” with 1.7 GHz Quad Core CPU and Big Full HD DisplayDocomo – Fujitsu “ARROWS X F-02E” with 1.7 GHz Quad Core CPU and Big Full HD Display

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[Hands-On] 10.1″ Xperia Tablet Z – the world’s slimmest tablet

“This is the Xperia Tablet Z SO-03E. It’s the world’s slimmest tablet, and Japan’s lightest, too. Until now, tablets have been heavy and thick, so they end up getting left at home. But this one’s light and[...]
[Hands-On] 10.1″ Xperia Tablet Z – the world’s slimmest tablet

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[Hands-On] MEDIAS W dual-screen Android smartphone

Docomo has unveiled a dual-screen smartphone, the Medias W. It features two 4.3″ displays, a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, an 8.1MP camera and runs Android 4.1. It will be released in April 2013. “This is the MEDIAS W. Ordinarily, [...]
[Hands-On] MEDIAS W dual-screen Android smartphone

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NTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: Docomo “Smart Home”

Docomo is pushing hard to be able to provide all of the components that customers will need to access and share content in any medium in the home.  Through the “Smart Home” concept, all content – videos, music, etc. &[...]
NTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: Docomo “Smart Home”
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NTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: MEDIAS W – N-05E – Two-in-one smartphone / mini-tablet

This is a really interesting two-in-one gadget. It is like a smartphone that can be converted into a mini-tablet. It has dual screen that can be used when closed or when opened. It acts and feels like a normal phone when closed, but wh[...]
NTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: MEDIAS W – N-05E – Two-in-one smartphone / mini-tablet
NTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: MEDIAS W – N-05E – Two-in-one smartphone / mini-tabletNTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: MEDIAS W – N-05E – Two-in-one smartphone / mini-tabletNTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: MEDIAS W – N-05E – Two-in-one smartphone / mini-tabletNTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: MEDIAS W – N-05E – Two-in-one smartphone / mini-tabletNTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: MEDIAS W – N-05E – Two-in-one smartphone / mini-tablet

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NTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: Xperia Z Smartphone and Xperia Tablet Z

One of the highlights of Docomo’s roll-out of their 2013 “Spring Collection” was the Xperia Z Smartphone and Tablet pair. President and CEO, Kaoru Kato kicked off his product descriptions with these products and they [...]
NTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: Xperia Z Smartphone and Xperia Tablet Z
NTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: Xperia Z Smartphone and Xperia Tablet ZNTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: Xperia Z Smartphone and Xperia Tablet ZNTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: Xperia Z Smartphone and Xperia Tablet ZNTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: Xperia Z Smartphone and Xperia Tablet ZNTT Docomo Spring 2013 Highlights: Xperia Z Smartphone and Xperia Tablet Z

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NTT Docomo – 2013 “Spring Collection” new product press conference

NTT Docomo unveiled its 2013 Spring lineup to a packed house of invited Japanese and technical press at the Prince Park Tower Hotel in Tokyo.  They showed off and explained 12 new models that will launch, beginning on January 25th, wit[...]
NTT Docomo – 2013 “Spring Collection” new product press conference
NTT Docomo – 2013 “Spring Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – 2013 “Spring Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – 2013 “Spring Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – 2013 “Spring Collection” new product press conferenceNTT Docomo – 2013 “Spring Collection” new product press conference

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[Hands-On] AR app from docomo translates menus and signs in real time

On October 11, NTT Docomo will start the Utsushite Honyaku service, which instantly translates foreign-language restaurant menus when you point a smartphone’s camera at them. Utsushite Honyaku is a commercial version of a service[...]
[Hands-On] AR app from docomo translates menus and signs in real time

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NTT DOCOMO Unveils 16 New Mobile Devices including a Disney and One Piece Android Smartphone

NTT DOCOMO announced today its 2012 winter lineup of 16 models for launch in or after November, including nine smartphones, one tablet, four feature phones, one photo panel and one mobile Wi-Fi router. DOCOMO’s newest collection of hig[...]
NTT DOCOMO Unveils 16 New Mobile Devices including a Disney and One Piece Android Smartphone
NTT DOCOMO Unveils 16 New Mobile Devices including a Disney and One Piece Android SmartphoneNTT DOCOMO Unveils 16 New Mobile Devices including a Disney and One Piece Android SmartphoneNTT DOCOMO Unveils 16 New Mobile Devices including a Disney and One Piece Android SmartphoneNTT DOCOMO Unveils 16 New Mobile Devices including a Disney and One Piece Android SmartphoneNTT DOCOMO Unveils 16 New Mobile Devices including a Disney and One Piece Android Smartphone

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NTT DOCOMO and MasterCard to offer NFC payments in 41 countries

NTT Docomo and MasterCard Worldwide today announced a global business alliance for contactless payments via compatible DOCOMO smartphones. Aiming at a launch in the first half of the fiscal year ending in March 2014, the companies will[...]
NTT DOCOMO and MasterCard to offer NFC payments in 41 countries

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[Hands-On] Docomo Hands-Free Videophone for futuristic glasses-type HMD devices

NTT Docomo has developed the Hands-Free Videophone, which enables video calls without having to hold the camera. This is part of docomo’s research on creating future glasses-type devices. The Hands-Free Videophone captures the us[...]
[Hands-On]  Docomo Hands-Free Videophone for futuristic glasses-type HMD devices

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[CEATEC 2012] Docomo i Beam tablet prototype let you eyes replace your fingers!

If Docomo’s Grip UI did not really amazed us, its other approach with the i Beam to tackle people’s difficulty to use their tablets in a crowded environment really impressed us! Thanks to a pair of sensor fitted at the bott[...]
[CEATEC 2012] Docomo i Beam tablet prototype let you eyes replace your fingers!
[CEATEC 2012] Docomo i Beam tablet prototype let you eyes replace your fingers![CEATEC 2012] Docomo i Beam tablet prototype let you eyes replace your fingers!

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