Sony - New premium 42-inch full HD BRAVIA TV

Sony announced the release of new premium full HD LCD TV BRAVIA KDL-42W900B. There will only be the 42-inch model, available for about ¥150,000.

Everyone is recently talking about 4K TV, however according to Sony, it is still the case that more than 90% of people who bought LCD TVs chose a full HD model, not a 4K model. So, Sony made the full HD KDL-42W900B with lots of the technology that is in the 4K TV.

JVC Kenwood - Rugged video camera Everio GZ-R70

JVC Kenwood is going to release new waterproof video camera "GZ-R70" with an optical 40X zoom lens covering focal lengths from 40.5 to 1990mm (35mm equivalent), from their Everio video camera series in late August.

The estimated price is ¥59,400.

Chinon - Wooden horn-type speaker for iPhone

Chinon, known as a camera manufacturer, is releasing a wooden horn-type passive speaker for iPhone (CH-PS840) on August 21.

The passive speaker amplifies sound by letting it pass through the wooden horn, not electronically. Therefore, it produces a soft sound to help people really enjoy the music.

It works without use of electricity. Simply place your iPhone next to the horn and it start playing music. You can use it as an iPhone charger and hands-free stand as well.
 

SoftBank brings Japanese AQUOS CRYSTAL smartphone into the American Market

After acquiring an ownership stake in American telecommunication company, Sprint, in July 2013, SoftBank finally started getting more serious about developing a partnership with Sprint.

SoftBank recently announced that they have developed a smartphone platform jointly with Sprint to reduce procurement costs and bring the device's price down. They are also now able to make their own unique devices and these co-developed devices will be sold in Japan and the U.S.

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