Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week we’ve just one little nugget to rollout: You might have heard that SoftBank is taking Sharp’s flagship smartphone to the U.S., but what you might not know is that Sharp might have the company of a much larger brother.

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Ares - SIM-Unlocked Wristwatch Smartphone AR-EC309 (NOT A SMARTWATCH)

Don't Call it a Smartwatch!
Ares
started selling an Android 4.0 wristwatch smartphone - AR-EC309 - for ¥37,584 (~$380.00).

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.

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