DoCoMo F801i is the rape whistle of the digital age

So, there has been an increasing problem with kids being snatched on their way to and/or from school in Japan. So, what does DoCoMo think the solution is?


Sound Leaf+ bone conduction Bluetooth headset from NTT DoCoMo

This is pretty much as good as it gets for being able to hear your Bluetooth headset. The only issue I can see, is that if you are in a noisy enough environment where you need bone conduction to hear, then there is no way that the person you are talking to will be able to hear or understand what you are saying.

It does have dual mic’s, one directional, one not, which should help with that problem though. And even if it doesn’t, the headset is supposedly still good for those with hearing disabilities as bone conduction works a little differently than sound waves.


NTT DoCoMo d905i by Mitsubishi leaked

Talk about a gorgeous screen!  This, friends and pixies, is Mitsubishi’s d905i, set to form part of NTT DoCoMo’s winter line-up of its high-end 905 range.  And the crowning glory really does have to be its 3.1-inch 480×864 WVGA+ 262k colour display, on which you can enjoy such pleasantries as the full MSN Messenger experience, HTML email and more.



Japanese fast-food junkies get simple cellphone payment

Sometimes you read a story and it rings all too true for you.  This evening I managed to ruin some chicken (stupid crappy broiler) so decided to grab some McDonalds drive-thru, only I got there and didn’t have cash on me and so had to find a cashpoint.  Nearest one charged me an almost 20% processing fee for the pleasure of withdrawing my own money, then if you’ve ever experienced the UK version of “fast food” you’ll know they manage to excise the “fast” part and just leave you with “tepid crap”.

Oh to be in Japan!  NTT DoCoMo and McDonalds have announced a partnership where cellphone subscribers will be able to swipe their handsets as e-payment for food. 

The service will start in October 2007.

McDonalds and DoCoMo launches mobile payment in Japan [SlashPhone]

Auctions on your Cellphone: Rakuten & DoCoMo form mobile bid alliance

Blimey, here’s a happy looking girl!  Could it be that she’s heard the news that online shopping giant Rakuten Inc. (who appear to be sponsoring her snazzy, if seasonally-unsuitable, uniform) has partnered up with carrier NTT DoCoMo to offer online cellphone and PC auctions in Japan?  From Monday, DoCoMo subscribers will be able to bid for computers from the comfort of their own cellphones, while come November 20th there’ll be cellphones themselves auctioned off.


Sony’s Bravia range bolstered… by a cellphone

Now either this new DoCoMo Sony cellphone is a whole lot bigger than the typical Japanese handsets we’re used to envying, or despite its Bravia branding it’s a whole lot smaller than the company’s range of glorious TVs.  I’m thinking the latter, although the huge QVGA screen does use the same Reality MAX technology that’s stuffed into Sony HD offerings. 


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