Year: <span>2002</span>
Year: 2002

Eye-Candy… Mobile Video Phones

Eye-Candy... Mobile Video PhonesIt’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.

MVNO = B-Mobile

MVNO = B-MobileOne 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.

Ringtones Sound like $$$$

Ringtones Sound like $$$$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).

GemPlus 'Smart' Solutions

GemPlus 'Smart' SolutionsBig 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.

Mobile Media Japan

Mobile Media Japan 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.


Inside 104.comWith 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?

Can JAVA find Santa in Tokyo

Can JAVA find Santa in Tokyo A Wireless Watch Japan interview from Tokyo with the Java development team at

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.