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Japanese Government To Review Japan’s SIM Lock System

03/30/2010, Those of you who have travelled to Japan before will probably know of the SIM locks that they use over there. Basically the carriers (NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, Softbank) don’t allow users to use other handsets from rival networks. So you won’t be able...

NTT DoCoMo Releases Some Cool F-04B Cell Phone Ads

03/27/2010, Do you remember the F-04B modular cell phone that we covered a while back? Well, NTT DoCoMo has come up with some rather cool video ads for the phone, showcasing a modular projector add-on, as well as using a modular GPS add-on. Check out the video after...

Eye-controlled earphones

02/17/2010, [MWC 2010] Forget about using your fingers to control the volume of your earphones, alongside a change in tracks. NTT DoCoMo demonstrated their new eye-controlled earphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. All eye movement is detected by...

NTT DoCoMo SH-05B cellphone targets teens

02/02/2010, Is the pink color a type of curse where it magically draws the attention of most females like moths to a flame? Perhaps NTT DoCoMo thinks so, with their pink colored SH-05B FOMA clamshell handset that was released in conjunction with...

NTT DoCoMo rolls out own Xperia X10

01/21/2010, NTT DoCoMo will be rolling out its very own version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, which is a pretty rare thing to do in Japan by its mobile carriers. Dubbed the “Smartphone Xperia,” this is the maiden effort from a major carrier anywhere...

NTT DoCoMo could roll out a truly global phone

01/19/2010, NTT DoCoMo has come up with a “prototype eight-band power amplifier” for cellphones that is touted to cover frequencies which range from 700MHz to 2.5GHz. To make things even more interesting, it will also include the upcoming LTE (Long Term...

NTT DoCoMo F-04B cellphone

11/10/2009, What makes NTT DoCoMo’s F-04B cellphone different from the rest would be its separable, two-module body which makes it the first in the world to sport such a form factor. Apart from that novelty, you will find that the F-04B is well equipped with a...

DoCoMo Wooden Phone hands-on

10/05/2009, [CEATEC 2009] We had our hands on the Wooden phone concept (there are two) from DoCoMo that we published about recently. We’ve been told that the shell is made from compressed wood that is so tightly compressed that it is not porous. It should...

DoCoMo eye-motion based phone control

10/05/2009, [CEATEC 2009] DoCoMo researchers are working on a new way to control your cellphone, by using the motion of your eyeballs. Sensors are placed in the earphones and they detect small electrical variations when the eyeballs are moving. Right now, they have...

Touch Wood Phone From Japan

09/27/2009, Looking to get back to nature? Well, these pictures of a couple of phones that sure look in tune with nature have surfaced on DoCoMo’s website. Together with Sharp, Olympus and “more trees”, they’ve announced this mobile phone...

Toshiba Launches the TG01 Smartphone

06/22/2009, We were playing with the TG01 and the Kinoma Player Recently The Toshiba TG01 has finally launched in Japan. Docomo is the first carrier to offer the Windows Mobile smartphone. The TG01 is known for its large size and slim profile, but also for its speedy...

NTT DoCoMo Offers Flute On Phone

06/07/2009, NTT DoCoMo has come up with a flute accessory for their handset in Japan, alongside a bunch of other equally strange add-ons (well perhaps to those living outside of the Land of the Rising Sun). Some of these mobile innovations include an ebook reader...

NTT DoCoMo Carries HTC HT-03A

05/19/2009, NTT DoCoMo has chosen June 7 to launch its Android-powered HTC HT-03A handset accompanied by a plan, where one will be able to access a gaggle of Google services including Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube and Picasa. Not only that, users can also access the...

DoCoMo Announces 18 New Phones

05/19/2009, It is that time of the year again where DoCoMo teases us with an avalanche of new phones that will almost never make their way Stateside – 18 of them to be exact. They will launch on or after May 22nd this month, depending on the model you’re...