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Fujitsu, NEC and DoCoMo take on Qualcomm with new 3G/4G chip company

Fujitsu, NEC and DoCoMo take on Qualcomm with new 3G/4G chip company

Some of the leading lights in Japanese mobile tech have joined forces to take on Qualcomm and TI in developing wirelessly-enabled smartphone and tablet chipsets. Fujitsu, NTT DoCoMo, NEC and Fujitsu Semiconductor have created Access Network Technology Limited, a new collaboration that will produce "industry-leading communications platform products" and reduce reliance on foreign-made wireless components.

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NTT DoCoMo grabs Galaxy S III, Optimus Vu, Xperia GX and more

NTT DoCoMo grabs Galaxy S III, Optimus Vu, Xperia GX and more

Samsung's Galaxy S III launch plans continue to spread, with the new smartphone now showing up for duty as part of Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo's 19-strong summer range. Set to share shelf space with fifteen other phones, as well as a waterproof tablet, a handset targeted at kids and a mobile LTE router, there are also some less-usual features like touchscreens that feel like physical buttons in the new Raku-Raku PHONE.

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Panasonic ELUGA hits Japan March 29 ahead of April Euro debut

Panasonic ELUGA hits Japan March 29 ahead of April Euro debut

Panasonic's ELUGA waterproof smartphone will go on sale on March 29 in Japan as the NTT docomo NEXT series P-04D, offering 4.3-inches of slimline dunkable Android. Available exclusively in purple, the new handset is up for pre-order in Japan today for existing NTT docomo subscribers. Announced at Mobile World Congress last month - where we went hands-on and promptly dropped the ELUGA underwater - the phone marks Panasonic's attempt to clamber back into the smartphone segment.

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Docomo Galaxy Nexus Pure Google Premium Campaign revealed and detailed

Docomo Galaxy Nexus Pure Google Premium Campaign revealed and detailed

There's a brand new Special Edition Samsung Galaxy Nexus out there folks, and it comes straight from Japanese mobile carrier Docomo. This limited run of Galaxy Nexus devices is also known as the SC-04D Special Edition and will include a special "Google Original Rear Cover" with a lovely white tree design etched into it as well as a "Pocket Charger 01" which is essentially a rechargeable battery that can charge up your device on the go. This release of the device is limited to 20,000 applicants.

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Fujitsu Arrows Tab waterproof tablet hands-on

Fujitsu Arrows Tab waterproof tablet hands-on

I'd say I always get a bit wary when a device toots its own horn about one specific specification it has and doesn't speak much at all about the rest, but who am I kidding: I love strange ideas like making a tablet able to be completely submerged in water with waterproofing enough to tell the tale. This isn't the only waterproof tablet to be shown off this week at CES 2012, the other being the Pantech Burst, which is said to be able to take a full minute of dunking without damage, but did prove itself to be much more hearty than that with a several-minute-dunk during its announcement at the AT&T developers keynote early in the week. What Fujitsu has here is that same waterproofing, but in a tablet that was revealed for sale in Japan several months ago.

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LTE iPad 3 rumored for summer 2012, LTE iPhone 5 in fall

LTE iPad 3 rumored for summer 2012, LTE iPhone 5 in fall

Apple may be preparing for an LTE-based iPad 3 to launch by summer of next year and an LTE-based iPhone 5 to arrive by fall, if a new report from Nikkei Business is to accurate. The story claims that Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has reached an agreement with Apple to distribute the next-gen devices on this schedule, which suggests that device would arrive worldwide on a similar time frame.

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Galaxy Nexus release dated for Japan, USA release hopes dashed

Galaxy Nexus release dated for Japan, USA release hopes dashed

If you were here yesterday checking out the story that many publications were saying was "confirmed" on how the Galaxy Nexus was going to be up for pre-order on Verizon today, you may well be sort of like "WHAT IS THIS" on the news that Japan's DoCoMo may well be another carrier to get the device before anywhere in the states. Yesterday's news told of a man who heard from a man who heard from a Verizon representative, or so he said, that today was the day, and yet here we stand, next to a tiny model of a promise that might as well be for ants (see below), it's so small now! In all seriousness though, yes, we will be getting the Galaxy Nexus at Verizon some day soon, just not this day.

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Nokia To Exit Japanese Market In August

Nokia To Exit Japanese Market In August

Nokia has already shut down its US and UK online stores and now reports are saying that the company may completely exit Japan by the end of August. The report comes from Japanese newspaper Nikkei, which claims that the company's exit would include closing down its upscale Vertu branded stores in Tokyo's Ginza and Shibuya districts by end of July.

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