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KDDI Introduces On-Demand Gaming Service

02/27/2014, KDDI, the Japanese cable provider has just launched an on-demand gaming service. This particular on-demand gaming service will be able to stream the likes of famous titles from the gaming realm, where they would include Pro Evolution Soccer, World Rally...

Japan’s KDDI Smart Pass App Subscription Service Is A Hit

06/28/2013, In the world of wireless carriers, “differentiation” is the holy grail when it comes to selling what appears like a commodity: wireless communications. Since this is one of the largest industries in the world (the top 10 carriers generate...

iPhone 5S Spotted In Leaked KDDI Documents

04/29/2013, It is widely rumored that the next generation iPhone smartphone would follow Apple’s tried and tested naming convention, where after the iPhone 5, one would find the iPhone 5S, before the iPhone 6 hits the market, of course. Well, news and whispers of...

NTT DoCoMo blames iPhone 5 for loss of subscribers

12/07/2012, Despite how some might feel about Apple’s iPhone, it’s still a pretty hot product and having it on your network would most certainly give customers a reason to sign up with you. Apparently that has been the case over in the Japan as Japanese carrier,...

KDDI upgrades its Smart Sonic Receiver

10/01/2012, [CEATEC 2012] In 2011, KDDI showed off the world’s first speaker-less smartphone – a device which made use of Smart Sonic Receiver technology to allow users to have phone calls even in noisy locations. For those not in the know, the Smart...

KDDI palm authentication app

10/01/2012, [CEATEC 2012] They say that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and when it comes to data security in the digital world, you can more or less classify using traditional passwords as archaic. Biometric security has been around for some time...

KDDI iida concept smartphone features a manually wound clock

04/18/2012, If you love concept phones, then you might want to take a look at what KDDI has recently unveiled. Falling under KDDI’s iida series of Android smartphones, this particular concept was cooked up by Jamie Hayon and keeping to the style of KDDI’s...

KDDI pushes ads onto Android devices

01/23/2012, While this news doesn’t affect us directly, it looks some folks in Japan have it bad with the carrier KDDI. It has been reported that the carrier recently started pushing adverts directly to Android devices of its customers after a recent update....

Samsung Galaxy S2 WiMAX announced for Japan

01/17/2012, It feels like Samsung isn’t ever going to run out of Galaxy S2 phones to make. The company has announced just announced a new variant of the Galaxy S2, this time it’s headed for Japan’s KDDI au and it features WiMAX radios. The phone...

Sharp announces the AQUOS IS14SH for KDDI

12/19/2011, Sharp has been putting out some pretty interesting Android handsets in their AQUOS series of Android smartphones. Their offerings usually go beyond the standard full touch screen and they usually incorporate feature phone-like designs, such as sliders and...

Square Enix Market to launch in Japan

11/22/2011, One of the perks of living in Japan is that you get access to a lot of pretty cool stuff. This ranges from early video game releases, special editions and whatnot. Of course given that some of the biggest names in gaming are from Japan (Sony, Nintendo,...