KDDI and Okinawa Cellular Telephone will launch 'Premium EZ Payment', a new payment collection service where charges for purchases of products through participating online shopping sites are invoiced to end users monthly together with their au cellular service charges.
NTT DoCoMo Inc. said today it plans to sell two new third-generation videophone handsets and a new 3G card-type terminal for personal computers soon. The move is aimed at luring more subscribers to its 3G mobile communications service.
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. today unveiled the specifications of its third-generation (3G) F2102V and N2102V clamshell-type videophone handsets and F2402, the FOMA lineup's first PC card-type terminal equipped for PC-based videophone. The F2102V and N2102V enable client authentication for enhanced network security when making mobile payments and other e-commerce transactions over the FOMA network.
Almost exactly 30 years ago, Motorola’s Martin Cooper, now regarded as the father of the modern cellphone, unleashed an entire industry when he made some of the first calls with a portable cellular phone in New York city. The rest, of course, is history – a lot of which is being written right here in Asian countries like Japan.
Japan’s second-largest wireless operator KDDI Corp. led its bigger and smaller rivals in customer additions last month as the carrier said it added 162,000 net customers in May, ending the month with 18.23 million total customers.
Japan's mobile video content providers are threatening to snub the MPEG-4 compression format--touted as crucial technology for delivering video to mobile handsets--unless the cost of using it comes down.
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that on June 4, 2003 they will begin marketing the SO505i, the world's first camera phone equipped with a 1.3-megapixel (effective resolution) CCD camera. This is the second model in the new 505i series of enhanced-2G handsets. Equipped with a Flash browser, 505i series handsets can access a broad range of rich content and applications with highly fluid animation.
Sony Japan has announced two new Clie handhelds, the NX80V and NX73V. The NX80V features a 1.3 Mega pixel camera with a Flash, Palm OS 5, 200 Mhz processor, 32 Mb of RAM, backlit keyboard and a CF card slot. The NX73V has similar features with a lower resolution camera.
Fujitsu Limited today announced the global release of a new high-performance hard disk drive for high-end mobile PCs, the MHT20xxAH, which features a storage capacity of up to 80Gb and a rotational speed of 5400rpm in a 2.5" compact form factor.
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