Japanese operator Softbank has unveiled an Android 4.0 smartphone that's designed for those who have an unhealthy obsession with the Disney characters Micky Mouse and Mini Mouse. The device, built by Sharp, is a beast. It has a 4.5 inch 720p display, 1.5 GHz dual core processor, which we're going to assume is the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, a 13 megapixel camera, and 8 GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via the use of a memory card.
Motorola Razr M unveiled in Japan, to start selling via SoftBank in late October
Amazon's AppStore might not have a massive global presence yet, but they are continuing to expand at a rapid pace. In June, the company opened up their app store to Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain. Now the are bringing their successful Google Play alternative to Japan as well.
NTT DoCoMo to provide Japanese translation via Android
NTT DoCoMo has begun addressing the unique translation problems that occur with Japanese speakers. Because the Japanese language is so different, it makes calls from Japan very difficult. This is because most of Japan’s citizens have to learn other languages in order to properly communicate via phone calls. Now that NTT DoCoMo provides Japanese translation, we are one step closer to having seamless communication throughout the world.
Sony introduces Japan-bound Xperia AX, release date unknown at this time
Sony's recent launch bonanza doesn’t seem to be heading to an end, with yet another phone announced today. The Xperia AX is not an absolute newcomer to the market, being a special Japanese variant of the Xperia V, but it will come with a couple of original features.
Westerners sometimes get the feeling that the entire technology world revolves around them, but that’s not always true. Take GREE, for example, a hugely popular mobile social gaming giant over in Asia that is virtually unknown in the States and Europe.
Business-oriented Fujitsu Stylistic M532 tab to go on sale in Japan in early October for unknown price
Before barely getting a chance to take a thorough look at the newly unveiled business-oriented Casio Paper Writer tablet, a new gadget with a similar target got introduced to the public. The Fujitsu Stylistic M532/EA4 will also focus on durability and functionality and will most likely limit itself to the Asian market, but, unlike the Paper Writer, it doesn’t seem to come with a lot of unique features or specs.
Japanese court says Samsung did not infringe on Apple patent
Apple may have won a sweep in its California patent infringement case lodged against South Korean Samsung Electronics. But elsewhere, opinions differ, as the legal battles are not always won by the Cupertino company. A recent ruling by a Tokyo court has dismissed Apple's patent infringement claim against Samsung in Japan, saying Samsung did not infringe on Apple technologies.