Fujitsu announces plan to sell their Raku Raku (simple) smartphone, designed for seniors, in the U.S. market: http://bit.ly/VvtfJU
It’s been a rush to the finish as we officially ready to jump for some hard-earned time on a sandy beach with family and friends. Might get around to cranking-out a snappy 2013 looking forward post, after a few umbrella decorated frosties, but for now this quick note from the friendly Star Alliance Lounge at Narita will just have to do.
No doubt it was a hectic year for everyone in this space and we’ve been slamming daily juggling online updates, including all of our properties now coded with responsive layouts, while providing intell. to our most valued clients and running in-bound tour folks around town.. whew.
Looking back over 2012, clearly the industry has matured, we’ve seen significant growth in both the smartphone and LTE space in Japan. While it was a serious shame to miss attending MWC this year – for good cause – our many travels around the world otherwise made crystal clear that mobile business is booming.
Trust you have a Safe & Happy Holiday season.. best take this chance to catch yer breath.. next year promises to be more (and More) of the same!
Update Jan. 7th: Yep.. after an extended, and well-deserved, break we’re back from the beach and have totally cleaned house for 2013. Expect to start seeing some changes around here over the coming weeks as we get underway for another year.
We pulled together this overview of our 2012 Mobile Monday Tokyo activities and now “Really” looking forward to next year, it’s already shaping up to be The.Best.Evar!
Many Thanks to All who make this on-going effort, now 8-years running, a fun and most worthwhile project = Bringing the Community Together.. Smile.. It’s Monday!
Together with major industry partners, DoCoMo adds another content portal as of today = let “d Games” begin! http://bit.ly/TYT9oR
GfK recent POS estimates for week ending Dec. 2nd, DoCoMo has 3 of top 5 slots as new Sharp Zeta debut at #1 http://bit.ly/UpN4y5
Organized by Nikkei BP, and sponsored by Sony Mobile, check-out this call for best of the best mobile apps! http://bit.ly/VZ25Jb
Touting “IGZO” technology, HD retina display at 30% less power, expect to see these screens on ipads in 2013 http://bit.ly/W3i4cX
While not mobile specific, the company did invest in GREE, a great read on the next generation in Japan: http://bit.ly/XkV4Gs
Sporting a Quad-core 1.6GHz CPU running Android 4.1 this latest LTE device looks like a year-end winner! http://bit.ly/XkUMiN
A fun browse through this online sales platform offering a huge selection new and used Japanese handsets: http://bit.ly/VuFQdP