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NEC shows new business tablet that appears to be running Android

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by 4 years ago
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CrunchGear has posted a story on a new NEC tablet shaped touchscreen device that the company is supposedly preparing for business users in Japan.  The device features a touchscreen display that is thought to be 7 to 8 inches in size. CrunchGear has few specs at the moment, but they appear to miss an important point that can be gathered from the small image they’ve obtained. If you look closely, it is pretty obvious that it is running some version of Android.  The gray status line at the top is the first hint, but the tab at the bottom of…

Android coming to Japan July 10

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by 5 years ago
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We have just stumbled across a note sent by Google’s Eric Chu on Wednesday evening to the numerous Android app developers. It was made clear in no uncertain terms that the first Android powered phone will launch in Japan on July 10th. Furthermore, Google have added the ability to target applications to both Bulgaria and Romania, despite the fact that they do not currently have an Android based devices shipping their yet. We presume that this facility is pre-empting device launches here too. We aren’t quite sure which device is going to hit Japan, nor Bulgaria and Romania. However, developers…

DoCoMo and KTF to make a new Android phone

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by 5 years ago
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Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo and Korean carrier KTF have decided to jointly create an Android smartphone. While it is true, many well known phone manufacturers have announced forthcoming Android devices, and this device will not come until 2009, the significance of this announcement is two-fold.” 1.  DoCoMo and KTF have stated that because the device will be running Android, which is distributed for free, the smartphone will be 20% cheaper then current smartphones in its class.  This is the first time a manufacturer has made known the cost effect that a free operating system will bring. 2.  This announcement brings…