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Samsung KDDI Japan to launch AMOLED phones

Samsung has announced plans to release a line of phones through KDDI Japan which will have AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) displays. This technology has been in the works by various companies, yet this is the first of these phones being mass-produced, going beyond the concept stage. Japan always gets lucky with this cool new technology, though once ...

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KDDI Media Skin Concept Phone: First With 260,000 Color QVGA

This winner from the Good Design Awards features a new take on the flip phone. The KDDI Media Skin would be the first phone with a full 260,000 QVGA OLED display. And it’s pretty sexy looking too. We previously mentioned this phone as the KDDI announcement of their Spring 07 line, though this is the first we’ve heard of the ...

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Nao Tamura concept phone for KDDI freezes hell over

Concept designs are what make us all wish that the artists would keep to themselves until the products were ready to be launched. This is exactly the case with the concept phone for KDDI by Nao Tamura. With a completely transparent shell, this phone lets you see innards, all of ’em. In addition, because the hardware is completely silver, the ...

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2007 will be a year of phone geek Buffet, says AU KDDI

You know how the Japanese mobile business works, it’s really different from the rest of the world. Operators in Japan take the lead in product development, they decide what should be included in the new series, out-source the development to manufacturers and then buy in the phones as OEMs. (To read more, try the link quoted below) Since the Mobile ...

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TiVo Gets Bailed Out By Netflix

Step aside Microsoft, there’s a new Netflix streamer in town. Today, Netflix announced that it has added TiVo to its growing list of streaming partners. Being that TiVo’s subscriber base hasn’t grown much since 2005, we’re thinking TiVo needs this partnership more than Netflix; considering Netflix has already partnered with LG, Microsoft and Samsung. Netflix will be available to TiVo ...

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DIY: smartcard + phone = smart-ish phone

Smartcards have been out for a while, but smartcard-phones are hard to find… unless you live in Japan where their phones can read from the chip which is already built in, or you can settle with one or two discontinued and old Nokia phones. Some guy in Taipei has tried to dig out the chip from his smartcard (their EasyCard, ...

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Holy! INFOBAR2 concept is for real, out in November

Industrial design freaks cannot claim to be freaks if they have never heard of AU KDDI’s Design Project, it basically comprises the wackiest cellphone designs that you could never imagine and commercialize. When AU displayed the INFOBAR2 and some other jaw dropping concepts earlier this year, everybody doubted if they will actually become real phones. Well, AU is saying yes ...

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Casio Exilim cam phone picture quality disappoints

When we talk about Casio, most people will think about their Exilim digital camera line that Sony, Canon and everybody else copied. Few would know that the company also produces cell phones in Japan. Their G-shock phone was popular, so they decided to bring the Exilim label to their image-oriented cellphones as well. The first Exilim phone is W53CA, which ...

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