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KDDI Powered Slate Delivered in Japan by Onkyo

KDDI Powered Slate Delivered in Japan by Onkyo

Onkyo blasts out its latest Windows 7 Tablet, the TW317A7, powered by an ATOM CPU. This model is actually a TW317A5 loaded with KDDI 3G module letting you access the internet wherever you may roam, and includes a 11.6" screen with 1366×768 resolution, Atom N450, 32GB of SSD, and 1GB of RAM. It also has a magically tiny 0.3 megapixel web camera. Fun!

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Novatel MiFi 2372 lands on KDDI in Japan for rental

Novatel MiFi 2372 lands on KDDI in Japan for rental

The Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372 has landed all around the world on various mobile broadband services to allow users to get web access using a 3G hotspot. KDDI Japan has now announced that the MiFi 2372 is available in Japan as a rental product for Japanese consumers and business users that are traveling internationally.

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Samsung SMT-i9100 is KDDI’s cut-down Galaxy Tab

Samsung SMT-i9100 is KDDI’s cut-down Galaxy Tab

Japanese carrier KDDI has confirmed it too will be getting a 7-inch Samsung tablet, though it's not the Galaxy Tab we've seen until now.  The Samsung SMT-i9100 is obviously from the same family as the Galaxy Tab, with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen and Android 2.2 Froyo, but it loses the 3G connectivity, has a lower-resolution, 2-megapixel camera and a redesigned casing.

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Toshiba REGZA IS04 Android phone packs 12.19MP camera

Toshiba REGZA IS04 Android phone packs 12.19MP camera

Toshiba has outed its latest smartphone, and it's the second KDDI Android handset for the Japanese market that we've been envious of within the space of a month.  The Toshiba REGZA IS04 doesn't have the high-resolution display of the Sharp IS03 - it gets a 4-inch 854 x 480 touchscreen instead - but what it does have is a 12.19-megapixel autofocus camera.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 40 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 40 2010

Another week come and gone and another Week in Review is here for your perusal. Verizon Wireless has started to refund customers money that it overcharged for wireless access. The charges apparently went on for years and the refunds will cost Verizon about $90 million.

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Sharp IS03 Android phone packs 9.6MP camera, matches iPhone 4 display

Sharp IS03 Android phone packs 9.6MP camera, matches iPhone 4 display

Apple's Retina Display for the iPhone 4 and latest iPod touch may have been leaving WVGA Android smartphones in the shade, but it was only a matter of time before the open-souce alternatives caught up.  Sharp has just announced the IS03, headed to Japanese carrier KDDI in November, with a 3.5-inch 960 x 640 capacitive touchscreen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 9.6-megapixel camera with flash.

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Sharp IS01 1GHz Android MID developer edition arrives in Japan

Sharp IS01 1GHz Android MID developer edition arrives in Japan

Back when Sharp announced the KDDI IS01 Android-based MID, alongside the consumer device they also promised a version tailored for developers.  That's gone on sale in Japan now, with Sharp hoping to drum up custom applications suited to the 1GHz Snapdragon MID.  Unfortunately, it's not all good news: while the IS01's spec sheet is positively bulging, developers won't have access to all of the goodies.

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KDDI Sharp IS01 MID gets video demos

KDDI Sharp IS01 MID gets video demos

There's nothing like bathing in the cool green glow of your KDDI Sharp IS01 to cheer you up, just as this happy model has found.  If you can't get enough of the 5-inch multitouch-capable Android clamshell MID then Gigazine's hands-on report should be your next port of call; they've got lashings of video showing the IS01 in action, some of which you can see after the cut.

Video demos after the cut

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KDDI Toshiba IS02 (aka TG02) hits Japan in June

KDDI Toshiba IS02 (aka TG02) hits Japan in June

It's not just Sharp's new IS01 that's arriving in Japan sometime this year; carrier KDDI has also announced that it will be offering the Toshiba TG02 as the KDDI Toshiba IS02.  First launched at Mobile World Congress last month, the IS02 is a Windows Mobile 6.5.3 smartphone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 4.1-inch OLED touchscreen; unlike the GSM/UMTS versions demonstrated in Barcelona, however, the KDDI phone will have EVDO Rev.A.

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Sharp IS01 Android MID for KDDI packs multitouch, EVDO Rev.A

Sharp IS01 Android MID for KDDI packs multitouch, EVDO Rev.A

Japanese carrier KDDI have unveiled their own Android based offering, and rather than a smartphone it's a 3G-enabled MID.  The Sharp IS01 packs Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5-inch 960 x 480 multitouch display and a full QWERTY keyboard, together with integrated EVDO Rev.A, WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

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KDDI fuel cell for mobile phone offers plenty of talk time

KDDI fuel cell for mobile phone offers plenty of talk time

I for one really look forward to the day when recharging my notebook or cell phone simply means squirting more fuel into its fuel cell rather than searching for an AC outlet. Fuel cells are coming for sure and a few of them are already on the market like the offering from Medis, though they aren’t quite what most of us want. What I want is a fuel cell like the one KDDI is showing off that is refillable with methanol and runs for up to 320 hours.

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KDDI iida Polaris robot concept [Video]

KDDI iida Polaris robot concept [Video]

Firmly convincing us that the Japanese get not only the best toys but the best concepts too, this collaboration between carrier KDDI and Flower Robotics - the iida Polaris - has just drooling with envy.  Currently just a prototype - with "commercialization yet to be determined" - the iida Polaris has at its core a touchscreen cellphone which docks into a mobile robot "suit".

Video demo after the cut

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