Articles about ceatec 2011

CEATEC JAPAN 2012 - Cutting-Edge IT & Electronics Comprehensive Exhibition
Presented by three involved organizations, CEATEC JAPAN has been established as the largest IT and electronics forum in Asia for disseminating and exchanging related media and information. Since first opening in 2000, CEATEC JAPAN has gained high accolades as an event that heralds performance results and latest trends in IT and electronics to the world. As a well-established exhibition, it is proudly now in its 13th year.The environment surrounding the […]

nottv is smartphone only TV channel
[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 […]

Mitsubishi Diamond Vision OLED semi-spherical display is out of this world
[CEATEC 2011] Curved displays are definitely something worth looking at – it is somewhat mesmerizing in its very own way just like how a child walks through the glass tunnel of an underwater world for the first time in his/her life. Well, Mitsubishi’s effort with the curved display you see here definitely makes most hearts skip a beat the first time they see it in action. Known as the Diamond […]

Toshiba Regza AT700 tablet announced
[CEATEC 2011] Toshiba fortifies their tablet portfolio with another device known as the Regza AT700 which has been touted by Toshiba to be the thinnest and lightest in the world at the moment where tablets are concerned, tipping the scales at just 558 grams while measuring just 7.7mm thick. There is also a 10.1″ multi-touch display to go along with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, accompanied by 1GB RAM, 32GB of […]


Toshiba Regza 55X3 naked eye 3D TV is world's first 4K2K model
[CEATEC 2011] Toshiba is surely making waves at CEATEC this year, where they are behind the world’s first 4K2K model known as the Regza 55X3, and what makes this particular TV special is the fact that this TV does stereoscopic 3D movies and shows without the need to wear a pair of dorky (or designer) glasses, bringing unbelievable resolution at four times that of Full HD resolution – which brings […]

Fujitsu energy harvesting technology might change the way gadgets work
[CEATEC 2011] Fujitsu knows that renewable energy is the way to go, which is why the Japanese company is working on different ways to deliver energy to power devices without sucking up more juice from the grid. In this matter, Fujitsu intends to come up with a system that can harvest energy from human activity or the environment that can be converted for use in IT and electrical equipment around. […]

NEC PaPeRo robot updated with visual recognition ability
[CEATEC 2011] We have seen previous versions of the PaPeRo robot from NEC in the past, and this time around NEC decided that it is ready for an upgrade. What new stuff and features can you expect from this updated little creature which seems to be almost lifelike at times, like a pet save for the fact that it comes in cold, metal furnishings? The updated PaPeRo will now boast […]

NEC Lifetouch W tablet does the dual display tango
[CEATEC 2011] What else can we say about the NEC Lifetouch W tablet that we haven’t said already? Earlier this year, NEC of Japan did announce that they will be introducing a new 7″ tablet that is powered by the Android operating system, where it was already spotted at CES in Las Vegas earlier in the year. While it missed the June shipping date, we do hope that the original […]

Kyocera Touch Display Click
[CEATEC 2011] Remember the KDDI device that we gave a go yesterday? Well, part of the technology that was used in that smartphone was the Kyocera Touch Display Click – and here is a more detailed description on how the entire thing works. It is different from the KDDI handset, as the demonstration unit came with 7 levels of pressure, ensuring individual User Interface elements that your eyes see on […]

Toshiba DBR-M190 comes with 5TB of storage space
[CEATEC 2011] I think that we’ve certainly seen our fair share of cool stuff from Japan already – and the action’s not going to stop anytime soon. It seems that Toshiba will be offering a new DVR that sports 5TB of storage space, coming in the form of the DBR-M190 that will reserve half a dozen tuners from all eight packed in for its Time Shift recording that allows you […]

Docomo: Population Data for Disaster Preparation
[CEATEC 2011] NTT Docomo is showcasing its experimental research in population statistics compiled using anonymous data collected from the Docomo mobile network. According to the information provided by the largest Japanese carrier, it is possible to count the number of mobile phones and then estimate the geographic distribution of a population, the process, called mobile spatial statistics, could be used to know the population distribution in an area, the gender […]

Hitachi full parallax 3D display offers mind bending visuals
[CEATEC 2011] Remember how George Lucas had to figure out a way to film a 3D hologram when he made Star Wars, as R2-D2 played back a recording of Princess Leia’s distress call to Obi Wan Kenobi? I guess Artoo’s 3D hologram playback capability had its roots way back when Japan still existed on a planet called Earth, as CEATEC 2011 is the platform where Hitachi put forward their Full […]

Sharp TVs go wireless, even waif-like models can carry it
[CEATEC 2011] Don’t you find it interesting at how fashion, just like technology, evolves? Well, Sharp has some pretty (pardon the pun) sharp TVs in the market, but how many of them are able to be carried around wirelessly? Needless to say, the ones above could be the future, although I am curious to know how they solved the power issue. How can something so slim stash a battery that […]

Sharp makes attempt at mega power plant
[CEATEC 2011] We all know what a huge blow Japan received at the hands of the massive earthquake in March earlier this year, where it led to a tsunami as well as entire villages being wiped out in the process. Not only that, there was a very real danger of a nuclear fallout which was thankfully contained in time. Well, let’s just say since that happened, anti-nuclear sentiment has certainly […]

Pioneer Augmented Reality (AR) Heads Up Display
[CEATEC 2011] I guess modern marvels keep on dropping jaws – case in point, this particular Augmented Reality (AR) Heads Up Display (HUD) from Pioneer that is on display at CEATEC this year. Granted, the “booth” looks particularly basic as I would have preferred to be comfortably seated in a replica car to get a feeling of how it is like in the real world, but I guess a crude […]

LCD TV sports super brightness levels with laser backlight
[CEATEC 2011] Just when you thought that your TV was the best in the ‘hood, along comes this particular model on display at CEATEC this year in Japan, sporting a laser backlight that delivers unparalleled brightness levels. It might seem as though the relative darkness around the LCD TV as you can see above is there to prove just how bright it is – what we’d like to actually capture […]

Meopad Aqua takes the waterproof route
[CEATEC 2011] Going waterproof is a big deal for gadgets, especially when it concerns smaller models like smartphones and portable media players since those tend to slip out of the hands of butterfingers like me and into the most unusual places such as a swimming pool or even worse, down the toilet bowl. I guess there is marketing and sales appeal in “waterproofing” a device – case in point the […]

ALPS wheel trackpad for safer driving?
[CEATEC 2011] You know how Formula 1 steering wheels technically don’t come in the traditional round form factor, cost a bomb and has more buttons than your standard, modern console controller? Well, even higher end cars tend to have plenty of buttons on them to help drivers access different functions in a vehicle easily. Well, ALPS thinks that they are on to something here with a wheel trackpad that might […]

Sharp 8K4K TV offers eye popping visuals
[CEATEC 2011] If you think that you have it good in your living room at the moment, think again. Sharp’s got some eye popping visuals coming your way thanks to a 8K4K TV that is capable of rolling out stunning images as you can see for yourself above – and what we’ve seen at CEATEC so far has clearly blown our eyes away.This 60″ 4K TV was developed alongside folks […]

TAXAN MeoTune turns your smartphone into a portable TV
[CEATEC 2011] People in Japan love watching TV; in fact most of the phones made for the Japanese market seem to incorporate 1-Seg tuners so that they can enjoy TV while on the go. However, not all phones were built equally, and in the past, folks who decided to purchase the iPhone (and other Android devices) didn’t have access to terrestrial television. Well the folks over at TAXAN have come […]