07/02/2012, NTT DoCoMo of Japan has just announced that after mulling over a particular issue for the longest time, they have decided to put a stop to an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for a quartet of Xperia models from Sony. These particular handsets will be the Xperia acro (SO-02C) which has burned up sales charts in quite the charming manner to date, the aging Xperia arc (SO-01C), the maligned […]
06/05/2012, NTT DoCoMo of Japan has started to explore what they call the Peripheral Display Coordination service concept, where the whole shebang of an idea would be to rely on a home TV or digital signage in order to show off relevant and context sensitive content to users through the medium of their smartphone devices. After all, just about everyone and their pet dog has a smartphones these days, especially more […]
05/17/2012, Two days ago, NTT DoCoMo, predominant Japanese mobile phone operator, revealed its 19 new mobile devices that will be launching sometime in June. DoCoMo also announced that it will be launching an Android-powered mobile phone for kids. The said kid’s phone goes by the code name HW-01D and it will come in three different colors – blue, pink and yellow. According to the company, the Android-powered phone for kids will […]
04/02/2012, Not everyone experiences happy endings, as Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher can testify. When it comes to corporations, sure, there are tie-ins and acquisitions, but then again, break ups do happen as well, as with the case of NTT DoCoMo and Samsung in the failed joint venture to develop a new mobile chipset. It is just slightly longer than three months where NTT DoCoMo, Samsung, Fujitsu, NEC, and Panasonic Mobile […]
02/13/2012, The cloud is the new place to be, and DoCoMo knows that fact, where they have just introduced a new cloud-based translator phone. That certainly sounds like a dream, especially when you want to speak to another person who does not speak the same lingo as you. All you need to do is speak into your phone, while the person on the other line will hear the message interpreted as […]
02/09/2012, If you happen to live in Japan and want to own a LTE smartphone soon, then look no further than NTT DoCoMo’s stables, as the mobile carrier is working to release the MEDIAS LTE N-04D smartphone from NEC Casio Mobile Communications a day after Valentine’s. It will run on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, and has a Qualcomm APQ8060 dual-core 1.2GHz processor running underneath the hood, in addition 16GB […]
12/27/2011, NTT DoCoMo, the largest wireless carrier in Japan and one of the largest in the world, has announced that it intends to partner with Samsung and others to create a companies, or a venture to build semiconductor chips. From what the company has been saying officially, it wants a stake in building system on a chips (SoC) that would include a 4G LTE modem. Of course, that would take them […]
11/15/2011, NTT DoCoMo, one of the major players in Japan, are still keeping their fingers crossed that the suits over at Apple will come to a decision and make the iPhone available to them, as they believe that with the iPhone in their portfolio, they will be able to boost their subscriber base – or at least retain their customers, as there might be a disgruntled bunch who will eventually decide […]
11/09/2011, NTT Docomo, the biggest mobile carrier in Japan, has managed to successfully develop a real-time Japanese to English (and vice versa, of course) translation service for smartphones and feature phones in that part of the world. How does this translation service work? Well, you speak something into your device and wait for a voice interpretation of what you have just spoken to be played back – in a different language, […]
10/24/2011, There is just something hardy about G-Shock watches that make them desirable to most folks, especially those who lead a rough and tumble lifestyle. Well, apart from being the overall tough bad guy in the world of timepieces, there is another feature which will be incorporated into future G-Shock models now that allows them to connect to your smartphone.
10/21/2011, Assuming you’re living in Japan, you might be interested to know that there will be an upcoming special edition of a device which is not another Nintendo DS variant or a new PSP color. We’re talking about mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo with their latest limited edition model, the F-12C that will arrive in that part of the world this coming October 28th. What is so special about this Globetrotter Classic […]
10/18/2011, Looks like the Samsung Nexus Prime gets no respect at all – as it the much looked forward to device has just be announced by the good people over at NTT DoCoMo all the way in the Land of the Rising Sun despite it being hours away Stateside before Samsung and Google’s team up will see the upcoming super smartphone launched with Ice Cream Sandwich inside.
10/05/2011, [CEATEC 2011] Interesting, isn’t it? Smartphones in Japan are so far ahead the rest of the competition (although I am quite sure that handsets in South Korea too are able to give their Japanese counterparts a serious run for their money), that plenty of people use them to watch their favorite TV shows on-the-go. Well, trust the Land of the Rising Sun to be the first country in the world […]
10/03/2011, [CEATEC 2011] Japanese carrier DoCoMo is demonstrating a research project that aims at tracking one’s calorie intake by recognizing meals based on photos. As you can imagine, this would be a “low-maintenance” way of tracking that kind of information, as the alternative is to write down (and maybe weigh) meals and individual items. In DoCoMo’s concept, a photo is compared to a database of known meals (currently 1000 Japanese dishes), […]