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SoftBank Announces Summer 2015 Smartphones and Services
Lots of phone stuff and gadget stuff, sure - but with so many duplicate models across all Japanese carriers, SoftBank President Miyauchi stressed that it’s really time to compete through services, software, and carrier-specific services and options.

Yoriko Takahashi - May 18, 2015

au Rolls Out Summer 2015 Products and Services
In the first half of au's summer push, new products included 7 smartphones, 2 tablets, and a feature phone for summer 2015. The entire second half was all about Real Service. Just like NTT docomo's event the day before, au shortened the amount of time spent talking about gadgets.
AkihabaraNews participated in NTT docomo's 2015 summer roll-out and witnessed Fujitsu's ARROWS NX F-04G smartphone, the world's first smartphone that has an iris recognition system built-in. But this year, sadly, Ken Watanabe is NOT built-in!
Sharp unveiled a new model of their "HEALSIO Ocha Presso" green tea maker. It will be available for sale in North America under the name "Tea-Cere" this summer!
Meet the AQUOS K Android Flip Phone: No Touchscreen! No Google Play!
Yes, feature and flip phones are still widely available in Japan (not huge sellers these days), but we’re pretty sure this is first time anyone’s bothered to shoehorn Google’s Android OS into a device that doesn’t even have a touchscreen.

Editor - December 05, 2014

Sharp's Health Cockpit uses technology to measure and synthesize health metrics. It was unveiled at SEMICON Japan 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight this week.

Sharp even added a "MOE" feature to this vacuum cleaner.  

From Sharp's home cleaning robot series, COCOROBO, a premium model called COCOROBO Imouto Ver. RX-CLV1-P will be out for sale for a limited time. Imouto means younger sister in Japanese.

Sharp is releasing a ceiling-mounted ion generator with built-in LED light for washroom (IG-GTA20) on November 20.

Using Sharp's original sterilization technology, called Plasmacluster, the ion generator eliminates bacteria that cause bad smells and deodorizes the room. Since it has the same attachment part as a regular bulb, it can be installed easily in the washroom at your house.

NTT docomo Unveils Winter & Spring 2015 Products and Services - AkihabaraNews.com

Editor Yoriko attended NTT docomo’s Winter/Spring 2015 Product & Service announcement event held Tuesday here in Tokyo. The complete event gallery is here.

Sharp's espresso machine-like tea maker HEALSIO Ocha Presso is going to be available in a new red color model in addition to the existing black and white models on September 10.

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