Google Nexus 5 now also available in Red!

The first red Nexus 5 device is now available on Google Play. Nexus 5 is the first Google phone to be offered in three colors: red, white and black. Launched last October in partnership by LG and Google, Nexus 5 received praise as a stylish, high-performance Google phone. Nexus 5 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a stunning 5-inch Full HD IPS display and runs Android 4.4, KitKat, the latest version of the Android OS.

The red Nexus 5 will be available on Google Play starting this month in the United States, Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Korea with wider availability across Europe by the end of the month. Customers will also be able to purchase a red Nexus 5 in retail stores in select markets.


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Today, AkihabaraNews joined au by KDDI's 2014 Spring product rollout event that took place in Bellesalle Shibuya-ku Garden in Shibuya, Tokyo.

At 10 A.M., the CEO of au by KDDI, Takashi Tanaka started his presentation by explaining what has and what will differentiate au by KDDI from the other major Japanese carriers during an era when all the 3 major carriers sell iPhones as well as other leading smartphones.

SoftBank is going to release the 4.5-inch IGZO display having AQUOS PHONE Xx mini 303SH smartphone, manufactured by Sharp, on February 21.

Thanko has released a portable device that combines a 5,000mAh mobile battery and 680mw+680mw high-power headphone amplifier. While charging your smart phone, you can use the headphone amplifier with the smartphone as well.

SoftBank has just announced that they are going to release new Android 4.4 smartphone AQUOS Xx 304SH, manufactured by Sharp, on May 23.

We saw the Aquos smartphone that is part of docomo's summer lineup last week.

Sharp unveiled the new - AQUOS Xx 304SH - Android 4.4 smartphone with 5.2-inch full HD IGZO panel, and it is due to be released by SoftBank in late May.

Also, they announced that the name of their smartphone brand will be changed from the current "AQUOS PHONE" to the new "AQUOS".

At au's 2014 Spring rollout in Shibuya, Tokyo on January 22, we witnessed that au by KDDI started caring much more about "Phablets" (smartphones that are within the 5-inch to 7-inch display "phablet" size zone). - LG Electronics - LG G Flex - Curved contour

In a first in the smartphone market, LG has unveiled the LG G Flex which is curved from top to bottom. The company says that the design was made possible through special innovations with the display and battery.

It will be available in Korea starting in November, with other markets to be announced in the future.

Fujifilm is going to release portable printer instax SHARE SP-1 on February 15. The portable printer allows you to wirelessly send a photo taken by a smartphone and instantly print it out on film for the instant camera Cheki series.

To use the portable printer, install the dedicated free application, compatible with both Android smartphone and iPhone, to your smartphone. The application provides a lot of templates and editing options to decorate your photos.

Price: Open price


Hamee (online store for smartphone accessories) released a faucet-shaped adapter for charging iPhone and smartphones called iTAP USB-AC Charging Adapter.

Once you turn the faucet on, iTAP USB-AC Charging Adapter starts feeding power to your iPhone or smartphone (blue light comes on). If you want to stop charging, you can just turn the faucet again. When powered-off, it keeps red light on. It's a power-saving product.

From Thanko's "Gorone" (means lay down/bunk down) series, a new tablet and smartphone stand to support your smart device for you to use while you lay down was just released.

It's not easy to use a tablet or smartphone while you lie on on your bed. That will eventually give numbness in your arms. But, if you have the stand, there will be no need to hold your tablet or smartphone and then you can enjoy using it for a long time without your arms getting tired.

Don't Call it a Smartwatch!
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AR-EC309 is not a smartwatch. It's a SIM-unlocked smartphone. As it's a stand-alone data device, you can make phone calls via Skype or Line as well as accessing the internet and sending messages just like a smartphone - but with no need to pair up with another device via Bluetooth.

Y!mobile announced the release of Google's new Nexus 6 smartphone.

They will be the only telecommunications carrier that will handle Nexus 6. The release date and price haven't been announced yet.

NTT docomo Summer 2014 Rollout -

Pictured Here:
Actor Tori Matsuzaka; Actress Maki Horikita; Actor, Last Samurai, and Godzilla Hunter Ken Watanabe; Actress Satomi Ishihara