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New Infobar Smartphone From Au By KDDI

01/19/2015, If there is one thing that the Japanese love, it would be this – to be able to bring both form and function into a single device. Mobile carrier au by KDDI has been working on its fair amount of good looking handsets for a long time now, and in...

LG Fx0 Firefox OS Smartphone Announced In Japan

12/23/2014, It was earlier this morning that we picked up word on the radar that KDDI of Japan has announced its very first smartphone that will run on the Firefox OS platform as opposed to the other more popular choices that are readily available – iOS,...

Japanese Carrier KDDI Has No Windows Phone Plans This Year

05/08/2014, Back in April we reported that according to recent numbers offered by Kantar, it seems as though there is slight growth in Japan for Windows Phone. Granted the growth did not even break 1%, it was still interesting to see a jump from 0.3% to 0.9%,...

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....