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Subsidized iPads for Everybody (But Only if You Don’t Mind SoftBank)

I just got a text from SoftBank gently reminding me that my beloved carrier is currently running a subsidy program for Apple iPads called iPad for Everybody – in the same vein as the iPhone for Everybody campaign started three ye[...]
Subsidized iPads for Everybody (But Only if You Don’t Mind SoftBank)
Subsidized iPads for Everybody (But Only if You Don’t Mind SoftBank)Subsidized iPads for Everybody (But Only if You Don’t Mind SoftBank)

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Swarovski crystal iPhone 4 case featuring Softbank’s “father Shirato”

The Shiratos are a family invented by Softbank Japan to promote their products. It is not your typical family. The mother and sister are Japanese ladies, the brother is a black guy and the father is a cute white dog (perhaps an America[...]
Swarovski crystal iPhone 4 case featuring Softbank’s “father Shirato”
Swarovski crystal iPhone 4 case featuring Softbank’s “father Shirato”Swarovski crystal iPhone 4 case featuring Softbank’s “father Shirato”Swarovski crystal iPhone 4 case featuring Softbank’s “father Shirato”

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The Recap – What you may have missed this Week

Week of November 29 to December 5 2010 It’s winter time. Take a break. Play with your playstation’s move and take the warm mouse. And if you have enough energy, read the week recap. 1.Move with Sony but also with Microsoft&[...]
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Softbank invest $150 million in Zynga, makers of Farmville

Softbank and Zynga have just announced their partnership in Japan. Together, the companies hope to take advantage of Zynga’s social game expertise and pair it with Softbank’s mobile and web technology to expand the mobile social gaming[...]
Softbank invest $150 million in Zynga, makers of Farmville
Softbank invest $150 million in Zynga, makers of FarmvilleSoftbank invest $150 million in Zynga, makers of Farmville

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

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Apple, SoftBank Really Wants Us to Update – Why?

I just got an SMS from SoftBank – their preferred way of pushing us short bubbles of information – strongly encouraging us iPhone users to upgrade to iOS 4.2. This follows on an email from Apple four days ago, also extollin[...]
Apple, SoftBank Really Wants Us to Update – Why?
Apple, SoftBank Really Wants Us to Update – Why?

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[Offbeat] Horiemon Loves iPhone, but Hates SoftBank’s Corporate Stance, SIM-locking

Takafumi Horie, controversial enterpreneur and former CEO of Japanese web portal service Livedoor (before being arrested on suspicion of securities fraud and money laundering, which many claim was a politically-motivated conspiracy to [...]
[Offbeat] Horiemon Loves iPhone, but Hates SoftBank’s Corporate Stance, SIM-locking

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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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The Recap – What you may have missed this Week

Week of November 8 to 14, 2010 NEC and Samsung works very well. Mario open a store for his birthday. Microsoft and Sharp copy on Apple (default and design). So normal week on Akihabaranews. Read the Recap. 1.Mario has 25 years… on tiss[...]
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Camangi FM600 Coming to Japan this December

Camangi, a Taiwanese based company has scheduled to launch its FM600 Android tablet in Japan before Christmas. The FM600 comes with a 600MHz MSM7227 CPU, Android 2.2, a 7” screen with a 800×480 resolution, GPS, AGPS, WiFi, Bluetoo[...]
Camangi FM600 Coming to Japan this December

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SoftBank Winter2010 & Spring2011 Press Conference – The Summary

SoftBank Mobile held a large-scale press conference at the Tokyo International Forum just south of Tokyo Station today, in a large three-story, 1,502-seat concert hall packed full of spectators and press. CEO Masayoshi Son opened with [...]
SoftBank Winter2010 & Spring2011 Press Conference – The Summary
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SoftBank Announces New High-Speed Cellular Network

SoftBank announced a new dual-carrier HSDPA network at a press conference held in Tokyo today. Named Ultra Speed, it has a theoretical download limit of 42Mb/s – just under six times faster than highspeed 3G – putting it in[...]
SoftBank Announces New High-Speed Cellular Network
SoftBank Announces New High-Speed Cellular NetworkSoftBank Announces New High-Speed Cellular NetworkSoftBank Announces New High-Speed Cellular NetworkSoftBank Announces New High-Speed Cellular NetworkSoftBank Announces New High-Speed Cellular Network

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SoftBank’s Kids’ Phone Gets Smaller: SoftBank 005Z

One of SoftBank’s most interesting new devices is ZTE’s 005Z, a 46.6×76.6×16.3mm crime prevention buzzer (a kid under attack pulls the pulling thing and a loud buzzer goes off, scaring off the attacker and alertin[...]
SoftBank’s Kids’ Phone Gets Smaller: SoftBank 005Z
SoftBank’s Kids’ Phone Gets Smaller: SoftBank 005ZSoftBank’s Kids’ Phone Gets Smaller: SoftBank 005ZSoftBank’s Kids’ Phone Gets Smaller: SoftBank 005ZSoftBank’s Kids’ Phone Gets Smaller: SoftBank 005ZSoftBank’s Kids’ Phone Gets Smaller: SoftBank 005Z

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Sharp Premium Waterproof Featurephone (Also: Paul & Joe Collaborative Model)

The SoftBank 004SH phone is a Sharp entry, with a waterproof and dustproof body, 3.4-inch touchscreen, 9.6-megapixel CCD camera with autofocus, and Wi-Fi. It supports pretty much every Japanese cell phone feature in the wild today, alt[...]
Sharp Premium Waterproof Featurephone (Also: Paul & Joe Collaborative Model)
Sharp Premium Waterproof Featurephone (Also: Paul & Joe Collaborative Model)Sharp Premium Waterproof Featurephone (Also: Paul & Joe Collaborative Model)Sharp Premium Waterproof Featurephone (Also: Paul & Joe Collaborative Model)Sharp Premium Waterproof Featurephone (Also: Paul & Joe Collaborative Model)Sharp Premium Waterproof Featurephone (Also: Paul & Joe Collaborative Model)

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Dell Streak to Appear on SoftBank as 001DL

After appearing in customer’s hands in countries like the UK and US, the Dell Streak is finally appearing in Japan as the SoftBank 001DL – all five inches of its screen, with Gorilla glass cover, the 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 5m[...]
Dell Streak to Appear on SoftBank as 001DL
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Sharp AQUOS Shot 002SH

The Sharp AQUOS Shot 002SH, is Softbank new High-end Camera phone. Being waterproof (IPX5/IPX7) our phones comes with a 14.1Mpix Camera sensor capable to record 720p HD video. Using Sharp ProPix Technology this camera phones is capable[...]
Sharp AQUOS Shot 002SH
Sharp AQUOS Shot 002SHSharp AQUOS Shot 002SH

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Softbank 003Z Libero from ZTE, another Android 2.2 Smartphone

The Libero 003Z from ZTE will be available in Japan in the middle of December this year, and will come like Softbank previous Android phones, loaded with Android 2.2. The Libreo 003Z comes with a 3.5” WVGA screen, a 600MHz MSN7227 CPU,[...]
Softbank 003Z Libero from ZTE, another Android 2.2 Smartphone
Softbank 003Z Libero from ZTE, another Android 2.2 SmartphoneSoftbank 003Z Libero from ZTE, another Android 2.2 SmartphoneSoftbank 003Z Libero from ZTE, another Android 2.2 SmartphoneSoftbank 003Z Libero from ZTE, another Android 2.2 Smartphone

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Softbank 004HW from Huawei, another Android 2.2 Smartphone

Schedule to hit Japan in March 2011, the 004HW from Huawei, is another Android 2.2 Smartphone from Softbank. This model comes with a 3.2” VGA Multi-touch screen, a 5Mpix Camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, Bluetooth and a 600MHz MSN7227 CPU. Th[...]
Softbank 004HW from Huawei, another Android 2.2 Smartphone
Softbank 004HW from Huawei, another Android 2.2 SmartphoneSoftbank 004HW from Huawei, another Android 2.2 Smartphone

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Softbank Japan to carry Sharp Galapagos new Android Smartphone with 3D Display

Behold Sharp new Android 2.2 Smartphone the Galapagos 003SH and 005SH. Unlike the previous Galapagos e-Book reader from Sharp, introduced early july in Japan. These new “Galapagos” are in Fact two new android smartphones featuring Shar[...]
Softbank Japan to carry Sharp Galapagos new Android Smartphone with 3D Display
Softbank Japan to carry Sharp Galapagos new Android Smartphone with 3D DisplaySoftbank Japan to carry Sharp Galapagos new Android Smartphone with 3D DisplaySoftbank Japan to carry Sharp Galapagos new Android Smartphone with 3D DisplaySoftbank Japan to carry Sharp Galapagos new Android Smartphone with 3D DisplaySoftbank Japan to carry Sharp Galapagos new Android Smartphone with 3D Display

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Softbank SELECTION Set to Sell Stylish Motorola BT Headset

Softbank BB have announced that its Softbank SELECTION brand will be joined by the Motorola BTH790, a sliver contour-lined Bluetooth headset 7 mm thick. At 9.5g, this headset has a dual-mic noise-canceling system called Crystal Talk, a[...]
Softbank SELECTION Set to Sell Stylish Motorola BT Headset

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Japanese Online University Releases iPad App

Softbank Group subsidiary (and unfortunately-named) Cyber University, an Internet-based distance-learning college with a campus in Fukuoka, Japan, have announced the availability of an app for Apple’s iPad that provides access to[...]
Japanese Online University Releases iPad App
Japanese Online University Releases iPad AppJapanese Online University Releases iPad AppJapanese Online University Releases iPad AppJapanese Online University Releases iPad AppJapanese Online University Releases iPad App

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Taito Station to get Softbank Mobile Wi-Fi

Softbank Mobile have announced that Taito’s game-oriented amusement centers, Taito Station, will be wired with Softbank Mobile Wi-Fi starting next month. Not all of the 121 Taito Stations will receive the service, but Softbank us[...]
Taito Station to get Softbank Mobile Wi-Fi

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