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Japan's DOCOMO suggests wearable SIM cards

Japanese mobile carrier DoCoMo has come up with an interesting idea: a wearable SIM card that authenticates all your devices on its network under a single account. The company says the portable SIM is currently a “pocketsize mini device” but that “further downsizing” will deliver “convenient wearable devices”. Those devices …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jun 2014
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Japanese mobes to stop punters TXTing themselves under a bus

Japanese carrier Docomo will this week launch a new service designed to help wean customers off that anti-social habit of using their smartphone whilst walking, by effectively blocking the device when used on the move. The Japanese carrier said it will introduce its free anshin-mode, or “safety mode”, service on Thursday. If …

Japan's largest mobe operator to snub Samsung this winter

Japan's largest mobile operator NTT DoCoMo will snub Samsung in its winter smartphone line-up after the Galaxy S4 failed to meet its summer sales targets. The firm will stock mobes from Sony, Sharp and Fujitsu in its main product line, partly in response to the S4's performance and also because the Korean electronics firm …

Japanese cellco drops veil on futuristic hands-free video phone

Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo has unveiled a pair of hi-tech video phone glasses which could finally answer the problem of dodgy web cam video calls. The hands-free specs contain six 180 degree, 720p cameras which capture the user’s face live before altering your mug in real-time to take account of close-up distortion …
Phil Muncaster, 10 Oct 2012

Fujitsu, NEC, Docomo team up on mobile chip dev

Japanese tech giants Fujitsu and NEC have decided to team up with the country’s largest mobile operator Docomo on a joint venture to develop smartphone chips, in a bid to become more self-sufficient in semiconductors. Access Network Technology Limited was established by Fujitsu and the firm will retain the lion’s share of …
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Android clobbers Siri in Japanese... and English

Apple's attempts to get its natural-language assistant to speak Japanese haven't gone down well locally, getting itself trounced by the Android-based Syabette Concier. We're grateful to Kotaku for the translation, which demonstrates how Siri fails to provide directions to the hospital when told of that the user has a stomach …
Bill Ray, 14 Mar 2012
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Spotify smacked with patent suits in US and Netherlands

US company PacketVideo has filed patent infringement lawsuits against Spotify with courts in the Netherlands and the US. In the Dutch courts, PacketVideo will claim the Swedish music streaming service violated European patents belonging to PacketVideo dating back to the mid-1990s. It will argue the same in respect of a US …
Jan Libbenga, 29 Jul 2011
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Japan seeks unheard-of new uses for cell location data

Japanese operator NTT Docomo plans to use its store of location data to work out where to build more houses, and how many people get stuck during an earthquake. Those are two just of the potential applications for the huge amount of location data stored by mobile network operators, and where Docomo and the University of Tokyo …
Bill Ray, 6 Jun 2011
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Vodafone and DoCoMo bundle into India

Vodafone is to spend $5bn buying out local partner Essar for control of India's second-largest operator, while DoCoMo is spending $175m to improve 3G coverage in the country. Vodafone already owns a significant stake in Essar, having paid Hutchinson Telecommunications more than $10bn for a controlling interest back in 2007. …
Bill Ray, 31 Mar 2011
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Japan wants in on NFC

Japan's DoCoMo is going to work with South Korea's KT to create a cross-border payment infrastructure, coming in from the cold to embrace and extend the NFC standard. The service is expected to launch around the end of next year, and support existing payment applications including BitWallet's Edy in Japan and KT's ticketing …
Bill Ray, 9 Feb 2011
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Japan gets unlocked phones and 42Mbps HSPA

NTT DoCoMo of Japan, renowned for its tight control of its handset experience, is taking a major step towards open access, and promises to offer all its phones unlocked. From next April, the operator will allow customers to switch handsets and take their devices to other carriers, by inserting a new SIM card, and will include …

Nokia to become virtual network for Vertu

Nokia will this month announce its intention to launch a network services division in 2009, it has been claimed. Japanese-language website Yomiuri Shimbun has reported that the Finnish phone giant will initially launch the service in Japan during February 2009. The country currently has three main network providers: NTT …
James Sherwood, 24 Nov 2008

Japan launches parent-proof phone

Japanese network operator NTT DoCoMo today unveiled the ultimate mobile phone for over-protective parents. Foma_801i_phone DoCoMo's Foma 801i: head-splitting alarms, bright LEDs and it's waterproof The Foma F801i clamshell contains numerous child safety features, most notably a 100 decibel alarm that produces two ear- …
James Sherwood, 11 Dec 2007

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