Latest Japanese mobile phone culture Stories

2008-11-11 12:10:00

Many of the world's biggest cell phone and credit card companies are testing new ways for consumers to use their cell phones to pay for everyday goods and services. Meanwhile, consumers and firms in Japan are paving the way for the technology to become a way of life for the rest of the world. More than 50 million "“ about half "“ of all cell phone users in Japan currently use phones with payment capabilities. Japan has pioneered not just the technology but also the business...

2008-08-19 12:53:53

A government official said on Tuesday that Japan will begin an aggressive push to market abroad its mobile technology, especially the nation's popular "wallet phone". The nation has so far failed to make its handsets, wireless technology and mobile services hits outside of Japan despite having some of the most sophisticated cell phones in the world, delivering high-speed Internet connections, digital TV broadcasts and video downloads. Masayuki Ito, official at the Ministry of Internal Affairs...

2008-07-22 09:00:34

As mobile phone usage worldwide continues to increase and evolve to include more forms of entertainment and enjoyment, users are seeking out new and better ways to personalize and "fun up" their mobile experiences. In response to this demand, leading mobile applications provider Berggi today announced their new product ZipClip. For the first time ever, consumers easily can clip most anything they want from the Web -- videos, photos, images, graphics, animations, avatars, thumbnails, and text...

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