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Japanese Apple fans will soon be able to get the iPhone XR at a discounted price; new NTT DOCOMO customers will be able to save roughly $100 over the life of their plan. The price reduction is part of Apple’s rumored plan to cut back on 2018 iPhone model production. Previously, the iPhone XR 64GB with a 24-month contract would have cost NTT DOCOMO customers ¥36,000 JPY (over $315 USD). Now the device will ring in at ¥24,000 (roughly $211), not including mandatory contract fees. Many new NTT DOCOMO customers will be able to snag an entire iPhone XR 64GB contract package for ¥7000 yen ($62) per month. NTT DOCOMO is one of the biggest mobile carriers in Japan and its serves more... Read more...
Those who follow the consumer electronics industry closely will probably remember the LCD TV wars of a few years ago. It wasn't the race to 1080p, it was the race to impossibly thin. Sets were coming out thinner and thinner, with each company grappling for the claim of "world's thinnest television." Those wars finally ended, and now it's more about feature set (and 3D) than about depth. Pretty much every flat-panel is "thin enough," but that battle is seemingly coming to the smartphone arena next. The iPhone 4 was briefly hailed as the world's slimmest smartphone, and a few Android phones have since emerged and attempted to claim that title. Now, NTT DoCoMo (a Japanese wireless carrier) is claiming... Read more...
Fujitsu announced a new cell phone this week that is capable of splitting into two parts. The F-04B was announced as part of NTT DoCoMo's new line-up. It is scheduled to hit Japanese shelves in March or April. At first glance, the new phone looks like a conventional slider. After closer examination, however, you'll see that you can decouple a catch to allow the entire back half of the cell phone to pull off. The top half of the unit contains a 3.4-inch touchscreen display, radio module, and antenna. The back half is comprised of the QWERTY keyboard and a slide-out numeric keypad. When disconnected, the two halves will stay in contact with one another via a Bluetooth connection up to a distance... Read more...
Here's the thing--having a phone that plays music, or even an iPod, is great. And it's really great if you've got the time to establish playlists that you never need to touch once you hit "play" that first time and head out for the morning. But what about for everyone else? Everyone else is stuck fiddling with volume controls, back/forward buttons and all sorts of other tweaks in order to find musical enjoyment, and NTT DoCoMo realizes just what a hassle all of that has become.The Japanese telecommunications firm has showcased recently a new breakthrough technology that could very well change the way we listen to music on the go. Not since the introduction of the original iPod have we been able... Read more...