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Sharp AQUOS 104SH to run on Ice Cream Sandwich

09/29/2011, Japan seems to be getting everything first – they got the first handset to run Windows Phone 7.5 and now it looks like the could be getting the first handset that will be running on Google’s latest iteration of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0....

Panasonic Lumix 101P arrives in Japan

09/28/2011, So you think that 8-megapixel shooter in your latest Android smartphone is the bomb? Well, sorry to say, but all of that is old hat if you so happen to live in the land of the rising sun. The Panasonic Lumix 101P from Softbank Mobile is certainly a...

Softbank no longer sole iPhone carrier in Japan?

09/22/2011, There is word going around that all is not well for Softbank in the Land of the Rising Sun. Wait a minute – is the CEO experiencing some sort of scandalous reports, or is the company bleeding money to stay afloat in these economically challenging...

Huawei Vision 007HW arrives in Japan

08/22/2011, Japan gets another Android-powered smartphone in the form of the Huawei Vision 007HW – where Softbank Mobile will be the mobile carrier of this particular handset. What do you get with the Vision 007HW? For starters, how about the Android 2.3...

Softbank launches Hello Kitty Android smartphone in Japan

08/19/2011, Hello Kitty seems to be a huge deal all over the world, more so in Japan where it originated from, so much so that Japan carrier, Softbank, decided to get Hello Kitty up to date with its very own Android device, making it the first Hello Kitty to be run...

Android based “Yahoo Phone” coming to SoftBank in Japan

08/18/2011, The Yahoo search engine is apparently Japan’s biggest website, and Japan’s third largest carrier, SoftBank, is Yahoo Japan’s largest shareholder, which is why it is not surprising to find out that SoftBank subscribers will be able to get their hands...

Softbank and ZTE introduce simple one-button emergency phone

02/09/2011, Despite phones getting more and more powerful, there are still folks who need really simple phones, such as the elderly. Now a new phone from Japan’s Softbank and ZTE is probably as simple as it gets as it only has one button and is designed to call an...

Softbank offers NFC sticker for iPhone 4 in Japan

12/27/2010, With 2011 just around the corner and Google’s Nexus S featuring an NFC chip, many folks are speculating that 2011 may see a spike in interest in NFC technology. Of course, the technology is already pretty popular in Japan with its FeliCa payment system....

SoftBank of Japan rolls out spring lineup of phones

05/18/2010, Japan is well known for their highly advanced handsets, and here we are with SoftBank announcing their spring lineup right after KDDI did with 10 of theirs. SoftBank goes one up with 15 phones from various companies, where many of them feature Wi-Fi...

Japanese iPad To Be SIM-locked To Softbank Mobile

05/11/2010, When the iPad was originally announced, Apple mentioned that the device would not be SIM-locked, but now it seems that statement doesn’t apply to folks over in Japan, as the Japanese iPad will be SIM-locked to Softbank Mobile. The good news is that...

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...