It’s March, and on Japan’s wireless webs, it’s video season. We show you exclusive clips of KDDI/Au’s new EZmovie system and take a look at the latest videoconferencing and video-download services on J-Phone and NTT DoCoMo. Wireless entrepreneur and ex-Packet Video man-in-the-know David Collier joins us for Q&A on mobile video in Japan.
One thing Japan’s carriers don’t do terribly well: sell wireless data and IT services to the enterprise. But then there are mobile ‘virtual’ network operators.
We speak with Dr. Seiji Sanda about his MVNO, his new v100 data card service, and implications for GSM/GPRS operators everywhere.
On the mobile Internet, money sounds like… ringtones!! We talk to Java music developer (& editor of J@pan Inc Music Media Watch newsletter) Steve Myers about audio formats.
We also got to preview a new Java musical game, and learned how much money is being made (a lot).
Big D’s 3G network is novel for more than just videoconferencing or data speed.
Now, Japanese handsets have smart cards too. Wireless Watch talks to DoCoMo partner Gemplus about W-CDMA/GSM roaming, applications, and why you need smart cards on FOMA.
Japan is the land of keitai eye candy, and this week we take a sneak peek at the latest FOMA, J-Phone, and KDDI pocket rockets. We send @Sha-mail picture mail, watch EZmovie, and videoconference at 3G speed. We also asked local expert Giles Richter about what drives handset feature innovation.
With i-mode set to launch in Europe in Spring 2002, Wireless Watch looks at mobilizing content — and how to manage all that data.
We interview a Tokyo-based content and management solution provider and ask, Can Japanese providers hope to replicate their success stories in Europe?
Japan mobile content developers find it tricky to deliver for dozens of different handsets on i-mode, J-Sky, and EZweb — the three main wireless Web networks. We visit a wireless solution provider in Tokyo who’s trying to solve the problem.
A Wireless Watch Japan interview from Tokyo with the Java development team at Kizna.com.
We take a look at Kizna’s combo Java-and-GPS software used to create a unique seek-Santa game played out in real time on the streets of Odaiba.