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2014-06-05 08:32:25

TOKYO and PARIS, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftBank Group companies SoftBank Mobile Corp. ("SoftBank Mobile"), Japan's leading mobile operator, and Aldebaran Robotics SAS ("Aldebaran"), the world leader in humanoid robotics, announced the joint development of "Pepper", the world's first personal robot that can read emotions. Pepper, which incorporates variety of technologies and capabilities, will be commercially available in Japan from SoftBank Mobile in February 2015 for...

2011-12-21 16:20:01

Tokyo, Dec 21, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO, INC., KDDI CORPORATION and SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. announced today their establishment of Japan Mobile NFC Consortium to coordinate the adoption of multiple international standards for near field communication (NFC) technologies incorporated in their mobile devices and services.Japan's three mobile operators already offer Osaifu-Keitai(TM) (wallet phone) mobile services based on the contactless-IC smartcard called FeliCa(R). Overseas, however,...

2008-08-07 18:00:41

Tokyo, Aug. 7 (Jiji Press)--Apple Inc.'s iPhone 3G has prompted many mobile telephone subscribers in Japan to switch to Softbank Mobile Corp., the only seller of the popular handset in the country, industry data revealed Thursday. The number of subscribers who switched to Softbank Mobile from other carriers by using the number portability system in July exceeded those who quit Softbank Mobile by 52,000, the Softbank Corp. unit said. The monthly net increase was the second highest for...

2008-07-11 18:00:14

Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)--U.S. Apple Inc.'s next-generation iPhone mobile handset made its strong Japanese market debut Friday morning, with more than 1,500 customers making a long line from the night before in front of the first store to sell the cool gadget in central Tokyo. The iPhone 3G, launched at Softbank Mobile Corp.'s retail outlet in the posh Omotesando district, is becoming available for purchase at other Softbank shops and electronics retail stores across Japan from noon....

2008-07-11 15:00:21

By Mai Iida, Kyodo News International, Tokyo Jul. 11--TOKYO -- Can Apple Inc.'s iPhone become another blockbuster in gadget-loving Japan, like the iPod music player? Some say that iPhone 3G has a good chance for success, considering the strong interest shown by Japanese consumers ahead of its launch. But others remain calm and say people here, who already use cellphones for TV, e-money and a train pass, may not be as surprised at the high-tech functions of the new gadget as much as...

2008-06-24 02:29:37

Tokyo, June 23 (Jiji Press)--Softbank Mobile Corp. on Monday announced the prices of Apple Inc.'s iPhone mobile handsets to be launched in Japan on July 11. With a special discount that comes with payments in 24 installments, the total cost will be 23,040 yen for a handset with 8 gigabytes of memory and 34,560 yen for a 16GB handset. The prices will be for customers newly subscribing to Softbank Mobile's services. The company, a unit of Internet and telecommunications business...


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