I found this on Wireless Watch Japan and I don’t understand what is the deal with the SmartBerry Communicator device. Uhm…it is from the creators of Tamagotchi too – remember the craze? My brother had a pet chicken which turned into a dinosaur or something, who died because my brother forgot to pick up its poop.
But the SmartBerry Communicator is not exactly like the Tamagotchi, it is more personal and it is supposedly to serve like a business digital card that exchanges profiles of the blood type, birth dates, height, weight, etc with a circle of close acquaintances. Okay so…what is it for again?
Read the Japanese press release here: Bandai’s SmartBerry
It will be available starting 2009 and will cost $100 a pop.
Due to the over saturation of mobile service providers in Japan, NTT Docomo is setting its eyes on the rest of Asia by looking for new mobile partnerships outside of the land of the rising sun.
Docomo now has a new wing in the Chinese territory, Shanghai. According to this press release, wholly own subsidiary will begin operation in the end of July 2008.
TOKYO, JAPAN, July 9, 2008 — NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has established DOCOMO China Co., Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary in Shanghai, China.
DOCOMO China will focus mainly on providing mobile solutions for corporate customers, especially locally based Japanese companies.
The office is expected to begin operating from the end of July, once the necessary governmental and commercial approvals have been obtained.
Outline of DOCOMO China Co., Ltd.
Capital: 4 million USD (about 430 million yen)
Representative: General Manager Yoshimune Ishii (TBC)
Establishment: June 23, 2008
Business: System and network solutions with mobile applications for corporate customers, and import-export of communications devices.
A comparison between the 2G and the 3G
Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and NTT DoCoMo are talking about uniting their respective mobile OS to form 1 open mobile software platform.
Together with AT&T, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and Vodafone they plan to establish the Symbian Foundation to extend the appeal of this unified software platform. Membership of this non-profit Foundation will be open to all organizations. This initiative is supported by current shareholders and management of Symbian Limited, who have been actively involved in its development.
Nokia announced plans to acquire the remaining shares of Symbian Limited that Nokia does not already own and then contribute the Symbian and S60 software to the Foundation. Sony Ericsson and Motorola today announced their intention to contribute technology from UIQ and DOCOMO has also indicated its willingness to contribute its MOAP(S) assets. From these contributions, the Foundation will provide a unified platform with common UI framework. A full platform will be available for all Foundation members under a royalty-free license, from the Foundation’s first day of operations.
A royalty free license? We are in for a treat! :)
The four pledges of Docomo’s new base:
1 – Polish-up the brand and strengthen ties with the customers
2 – Listen to the voices of customers and become a company that can beat their expectations
3 – Continue making innovations and aim to become a company highly appraised by the world
4 – Become a group of people with lively spirits who will keep-on challenging toward a common dream
Can someone tell me what phone this is?
Wireless is no longer a path for PDAs and phones, it’s creeping into every part of life. This video is a perfect example of it.