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Nikkei: KDDI plans 220 Mbps cellular network upgrade for summer 2014

Nikkei KDDI prepping smartphone with 220Mbps LTEAdvanced data

Think 150Mbps LTE-Advanced data is quick? KDDI could offer far more bandwidth next year. Nikkei claims that the Japanese carrier plans to upgrade its cellular network to 220 Mbps data as soon as summer 2014. Service would reportedly launch with an Android smartphone, and rely on new wireless technology; it’s not clear whether this entails a faster LTE-A variant or something new. KDDI hasn’t confirmed the rumor, so we wouldn’t consider moving to Japan just yet. If there’s any truth to the claims, however, even NTT DoCoMo’s upgraded LTE could soon feel downright pokey.

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KDDI gets WiMax Galaxy S II, isn’t your grandfather’s Epic 4G Touch

Can’t keep track of all the different variants of Samsung’s Galaxy S II? Tough, because here comes Sammy with another one. Japan’s KDDI will soon have a GSII to call its own, boasting the all too memorable model number of ISW11SC — or rather a Galaxy S II rocking WiMax. That’s different than Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch, the SPH-D710, which also sports that radio, but not its higher resolution 1280 x 720 4.7-inch display. Rounding out the package are an unspecified 1.4GHz dual core processor, an 8 megapixel rear shooter capable of 1080p video recording, a 2 megapixel front facing cam, microSD and support for NFC — making it pretty darn close to its Korean and AT&T permutations. You’ll find a video demo of it in all its glory at the source below.

KDDI gets WiMax Galaxy S II, isn’t your grandfather’s Epic 4G Touch originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 16 Jan 2012 22:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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KDDI may get iPhone 5, putting an end to Softbank’s exclusivity in Japan


The walls of tyrannical exclusivity may soon come crashing down in Japan. According to Nikkei, “officials” in the know have indicated that KDDI is gearing up to release the iPhone 5 on its network, thus ending competitor SoftBank’s reign as the iconic device’s sole provider in the Land of the Rising Sun. As we’ve come to expect in the days leading up to official Apple announcements, the details are incredibly scant. SoftBank, the third-largest carrier in the country, has been inching closer and closer to second-place KDDI with very little breathing room left; it’s understandable, then, that the latter would be eagerly awaiting the end of iPhone exclusivity to make an agreement with Apple and boost its subscriber count. As it’s all hearsay for the time being, we’ll just have to wait a little while longer before we know every detail on the mystery device(s).

KDDI may get iPhone 5, putting an end to Softbank’s exclusivity in Japan originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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KDDI haptic smartphone prototype promises up to seven layers of touch, only shows off two

Ah, another possibly vaporous, yet intriguing addition to a long line of haptic patents and prototypes. Today’s offering: a KDDI smartphone mockup (utilizing Kyocera display technology) promising to render sensation through multiple layers of applied touchscreen pressure. Imagine depressing a camera shutter on a touchscreen, and you’ve got the idea. KDDI only had a screen sporting two haptic layers on hand when they demoed the prototype at Wireless Japan this week, but Kyocera reportedly told Akihabara News that the technology is capable of up to seven layers of tantalizing touch. Neat. Maybe we’ll get a few authentic haptic touchscreens on the market and do away with all the vibrational fakery we’ve been seeing.

KDDI haptic smartphone prototype promises up to seven layers of touch, only shows off two originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 26 May 2011 07:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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KDDI tacks solar panel onto biblio Leaf SP02 e-reader

Haven’t seen enough of KDDI’s fall 2010 product line? Good. The company has just outed a new e-reader, and shockingly enough, it actually manages to differentiate itself quite well in the sea of me-too alternatives. The biblio Leaf SP02 (a followup to last year’s model) is right around the size of Amazon’s newest Kindle, packing a 6-inch E Ink display (800 x 600 resolution), 2GB of internal storage, a microSD expansion slot, included stylus, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, inbuilt 3G and a battery good for around 7,500 page turns. Curiously, there’s also a small solar panel adorning the bottom right, and we’re guessing that you can (slowly) rejuvenate the internal cell while reading under the sun — just make sure you keep your right palm out of the way. Unfortunately, there’s no direct mention of an expected price, but those stationed in Japan should see it on sale this December for somewhere between free and Yenfinity.

KDDI tacks solar panel onto biblio Leaf SP02 e-reader originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 19 Oct 2010 09:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung KDDI SMT-i9100 Android Tablet

src="http://www.slipperybrick.com/index.php?feedimage=wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Samsung-SMT-i9100-Tablet-PC.jpg" alt="" title="Samsung KDDI SMT-i9100 Android Tablet" width="500" height="398" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-55065" />If the Samsung Galaxy Tab is your tablet of choice, then you might want to check out the new Samsung KDDI SMT-i9100 Android tablet. The device is sexy looking and is powered by the Google Android 2.2 OS.

The SMT-i9100 features a 7-inch multitouch display with WSVGA resolution (1024×600), Wi-Fi, CDMA 1x, 3G, 4GB of internal memory, 512MB of RAM, Bluetooth, a microSDHC card and a 2MP digital camera.

The new Samsung SMT-i9100 should arrive on the market sometime early next year.

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Japan’s KDDI Rolls Out New Smartphones And Designer Phones

Japan’s second biggest mobile carrier KDDI has just announced its cell phone line-up for this winter. The company unveiled no less than 19 new handsets today: three smartphones, 14 feature phones and another two “designer phones”, which will be marketed under KDDI’s sub brand iida.

All the main specs for the new smartphones and iida handsets (the feature phones follow in a separate post) on MobileCrunch.



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Japan’s KDDI Rolls Out New Smartphones And Designer Phones

Japan’s second biggest mobile carrier KDDI has just announced its cell phone line-up for this winter. The company unveiled no less than 19 new handsets today: three smartphones, 14 feature phones and another two “designer phones”, which will be marketed under KDDI’s sub brand iida.

All the main specs for the new smartphones and iida handsets (the feature phones follow in a separate post) on MobileCrunch.



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KDDI crafts gorgeous see-thru designer phone with LED sub-display and dual-mode radios (video)

KDDI launched a wave of new phones this morning, but this is the one we really want to hold — it’s called the X-RAY, and it’s one of two new products in the company’s iida designer brand. Crafted by Tokujin Yoshioka, it’s a high-end Japanese clamshell with a 1-Seg TV tuner, NFC payments, and an 8 megapixel camera — you know, the usual — but with a translucent case (also available in blue and black) that leaves nothing to the imagination. There’s a QSD8650 CDMA-ready Snapdragon in there, a GSM radio as well, a 7 x 102 pixel LED scrolling sub-display to display alerts and notifications, plus all the requisite chips and wires beautifully laid out. It’ll be on display in Harajuku this Tuesday, but there’s no word on availability or price quite yet. However, given that the prime accessory for the X-RAY is a solid crystal stand that makes the phone look like it’s floating on air, we probably don’t want to know. Video after the break.

Gallery: KDDI X-RAY press pics

Continue reading KDDI crafts gorgeous see-thru designer phone with LED sub-display and dual-mode radios (video)

KDDI crafts gorgeous see-thru designer phone with LED sub-display and dual-mode radios (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 18 Oct 2010 03:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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KDDI shows its Summer Phone Line-up

Japan’s second biggest mobile company KDDI has unveiled the 10 cell phones of their new line-up for this summer. The first of these models will be arrive in Japan as early as the end of this month.

The majority are waterproof, which is becoming a trend for phones in Japan and they come in many assorted colors and styles. Looks like there’s something for everyone and every age. Hit up the link below for the full rundown.

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