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2/17/2009

TG01 from Toshiba

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The latest smartphone from Toshiba is looking pretty sleek. Is it me or is every smartphone looking like the iPhone lately? Anyway, according to a source, the smartphone’s marketing theme is currently undergoing a viral marketing process but SlashGear has already did a preliminary review on the slicker and it’s looking (and feeling) really good. So until Toshiba launches it officially on their site, we will have to wait for it’s unveil.

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11/11/2008

Sony Rolly

Can someone tell me what this does?

It rolls around and does …what?

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11/5/2008

Japanese Keitai getting too complex

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Here’s the original article about how Japanese cellphones are becoming more and more complex in its design and functionality.

Question: If you own a Japanese cellphone, do you think it’s getting too complex to use? More importantly, do you find it harder to use than say a cellphone from another country?

TOKYO — Steve Jobs’ new iPhone, expected to be unveiled Monday, is headed to Japan by the end of the year. But the device’s famed ease of use may actually be a turnoff in Japan, where consumers want features, not simplicity.



Indeed, Japanese handsets have become prime examples of feature creep gone mad. In many cases, phones in Japan are far too complex for users to master.

“There are tons of buttons, and different combinations or lengths of time yield different results,’” says Koh Aoki, an engineer who lives in Tokyo.

Experimenting with different key combinations in search of new features is “good for killing time during a long commute,” Aoki says, “but it’s definitely not elegant.”

Japan has long been famous for its advanced cellphones with sci-fi features like location tracking, mobile credit card payment and live TV. These handsets have been the envy of consumers in the United States, where cell technology has trailed an estimated five years or more. But while many phones would do Captain Kirk proud, most of the features are hard to use or not used at all.

“Some people care about quality, but first and foremost it’s about the features,” says Nobi Hayashi, a journalist and author of Steve Jobs: The Greatest Creative Director. He estimates that the average person only uses 5 to 10 percent of the functions available on their handsets.

Japan is a culture of spec sheets. When consumers go to electronics stores to buy a cellphone, they frequently line up the specifications side by side to compare them before deciding which one to buy.

Hayashi owns a Panasonic P905i, a fancy cellphone that doubles as a miniature but crisp 3-inch TV. In addition to 3G and GPS, the device has a 5.1-megapixel camera and motion sensors that enable Wii-style games to be played sitting on the train.

“When I show this to visitors from the U.S, they’re amazed,” Hayashi says. “They think there’s no way anybody would want an iPhone in Japan. But that’s only because I’m setting it up for them so that they can see the cool features.”

In actuality, Hayashi says, the P905i is fatally flawed. The motion sensors are painfully slow, and the novelty of using them is quickly replaced with frustration. And while being able to watch TV anywhere is a spectacular idea, there’s no signal in the subways, and even above ground, the sound cuts out every few seconds.

“There’s nothing more annoying than choppy TV noises,” Hayashi says.

Aoki, who carries two phones, a Sony W44S and an iPhone for accessing the web, has only a vague idea of all the things the Sony cellphone is capable of doing. “Every once in a while, you find an incredible function via the complicated menu,” he says.

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10/30/2008

Toshiba to Acquire SanDisk Gear

Toshiba of Japan is buying $1 billion worth of equipment from SanDisk, its joint venture partner, shoring up the California company as it faces an unwanted takeover bid from Samsung.
SanDisk shares have halved in value this year in the face of a worldwide glut in chips, but analysts said the deal with Toshiba might help reverse some of those losses, helping it fend off Samsung Electronics, the No. 1 memory chip maker.

SanDisk, the biggest U.S. maker of flash memory cards, holds key patents in such memory, but the sliding market has left it in breach of key ratings covenants on its debt, and it was expected to announce a sharp drop in quarterly earnings on Monday.

“With banks tightening credit, it was important that Toshiba step in,” said a JPMorgan analyst, Yoshiharu Izumi. “The move could make a takeover by Samsung less likely.”

More news…

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10/22/2008

Mobile Internet World Conference & Expo

Location for the Mobile Interner World Conference & Expo will be held at Boston, MA on Oct 21 to 23. Thousands of attendees will be attending the event from gurus of the wireless world to the showcase of the latest wireless gadgets. Expect to meet and greet Google, Intel, Access, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Hearst Publications, Yankee Group, Texas Instruments and others. The mobile Internet is an untapped $66 billion opportunity, so this is your chance to hang out with these wireless big guns :)

Checkout site for more info

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10/16/2008

Mobile TV and Politicians

Mobile TV is more for the fun, younger, serious crowd. But when politicians are “caught” watching Mobile TV it brings wonder.

“I was watching the TV to see what (the session) looked like,” Yosano, who owns the phone, told Takeo Nishioka, chairman of the Upper House Rules and Administration Committee.

The two ministers apologized to Nishioka and Upper House President Satsuki Eda. The latest edition of the Shukan Shincho weekly magazine carried a photo in which Yosano and Nakagawa were watching TV on a cell phone.

Japan Times…

I wish i could say “hilarity ensues..” after that quote but…japanese politicians are very serious people *nods*

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10/7/2008

Comparison between Japanese Keitai and their American counterparts

A guy who think Japanese cellphones are too complex.

Check out his glasses but interesting comparison, nonetheless.

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9/10/2008

The Viral Ad from Yozan

This was before WiMax was introduced in Japan. Viral ads by Yozan, a provider of WiMax were busy creating a buzz and this is one of their ads.

For those of you who are still in the dark about WiMax, read this:

Wikipedia: WiMax

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9/3/2008

Fujitsu’s F706i

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The F706i is Fujitsu’s fifth waterproof cellphone. And because it is no longer a novelty product as Fujitsu’s has run through the waterproof concept for five times, this time the F706i boasts of 1-seg TV, a double-hinge style and is a slim 16.5mm. The mobile carrier for these waterproof babies is NTT Docomo. If you do a lot of serious swimming or lounging by the pool, better think about getting the F706i because accidents happen. Oops!

Specs:
* HSDPA support
* 1-Seg mobile TV
* Waterproof up to 3m
* 2.7″ display
* 2 megapixel camera
* microSD/SDHC memory card slot

Here are some pretty girls using the F706i to boot.

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8/27/2008

Docomo Premium Club Commercial – funny!

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