Smartphone

Eurotechnology Japan KK - February 23, 2016

While Docomo never managed to capture global value from inventing and first introducing the mobile internet, the No. 1 top-grossing company globally, and five of the top-10 globally top-grossing Apps for iOS and Google-Play combined are Japanese.
Meet the AQUOS K Android Flip Phone: No Touchscreen! No Google Play! [TOP 15 of 2015]
[#6 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] 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.
Sharp Launching Robot Smartphone "RoBoHoN" [TOP 15 of 2015]
[#8 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] A robot-style smartphone "RoBoHoN" will be released in early 2016. It's invented by Sharp and a robot genius, Tomotaka Takahashi. In addition to provide basic smartphone features, RoBoHoN is able to talk, walk, dance, and recognize human faces. It can also become a projector.
Casio - EXILIM EX-ZR1600 camera - always able to pair with your smartphone [TOP 15 of 2015]
[#11 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] Casio's new EXILIM EX-ZR1600 digital camera can continuously pair with a smartphone, be controlled from the app, and instantly, automatically transfer photos to the smartphone.
Commuter Gamer #7: Passing the Time on Tokyo Trains (REVIEW)
These mobile games are a blend of the surreal and the obscure - like a busy weekend in Harajuku, spend some time in strange company. Beat deadlines and werewolves, deal with random celebrities, master mathematics with livestock or fight your way through a horde of aliens.
Sharp Launching Robot Smartphone "RoBoHoN"
A robot-style smartphone "RoBoHoN" will be released in early 2016. It's invented by Sharp and a robot genius, Tomotaka Takahashi. In addition to provide basic smartphone features, RoBoHoN is able to talk, walk, dance, and recognize human faces. It can also become a projector.
App-Enabled Geiger Counter for Smartphones
Okay, we were skeptical on this one at first glance, but these devices do exist: what we’ve got here is a plug-and-play Geiger counter that fits any smartphone headphone jack (iOS or Android - no love for Blackberry until they finally give up and accept their Google overlords). It’s definitely the smallest we’ve ever seen.
Commuter Gamer #6: Passing the Time on Tokyo Trains (REVIEW)
Read on as you learn the ever vital skills of cutting through hordes of monstrosities, dodging traffic, evading shambling zombies and generally figuring out complex puzzles. Getting out of the train station at rush hour will be a breeze after playing this month’s mobile game picks.
Solar-Powered iPhone 6 Battery Case (AUGUST THANKO RODEO PART 3 OF 3)
This case offers all the usual benefits of extra juice, but, in addition to plug-in charging, it can also be juiced with built-in, fold-out solar panels that deliver a 22.4% peak efficiency rating. The solar panels are capable of fully charging the case in about 5 hours. All you need is access to that giant nuclear fireball in the sky.

Yoriko Takahashi - July 21, 2015

Thanko invented a cat hand-shaped selfie stick for those who love the paw feeling. It's now available for ¥3,480. Pair it with a smartphone via Bluetooth connection, and it's ready to be used. By pressing the paw part, you can release the shutter of the smartphone camera.

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