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SoftBank is going to release wireless MIDI music Keyboard C.24 exclusively on December 16 before the rest of the world. It is manufactured by an American startup, Miselu. The price is ¥24,000.
SoftBank is releasing Samsung's 7-inch Android tablet GALAXY Tab4 on December 19. It's the first for SoftBank to release an Android tablet!
Softbank sells Hello Kitty headphones in collaboration with Beats
Hello Kitty x Beats Electronics-collaborated special headphone models will be available at SoftBank stores all over Japan. There models are created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty's birth.

Reno J. Tibke - August 30, 2014

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

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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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.

Japan's Newest Robotics Firm
SoftBank
established a new company called SoftBank Robotics that focuses on the robot business today.

Yoriko Takahashi - June 12, 2014

SoftBank group is showing that it is really serious about the humanoid robot business.

SoftBank's subsidiary company, Asratec Corp. today introduced control software for humanoid robots - called V-Sido OS. They expect that V-Sido OS will be installed in future robots which will be introduced by many companies.

In 2015, you could become best friends with an amiable and attentive humanoid robot, like the relationship of Nobita and Doraemon (minus the Yojigen-poket)!

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