Docomo set to boost its biometrics lineup

May 26, 2015

Docomo set to boost its biometrics lineup

by Kazuaki Nagata

Aiming to liberate users from a hassle of memorizing passwords, NTT Docomo Inc. said Tuesday it will increase its lineup of biometrics-deployed handsets and services because biometric technology for identity recognition will make mobile telephones more convenient. “From now on, I think it will ...

Japan's 'Galapagos phones' making a comeback

May 18, 2015

Japan's 'Galapagos phones' making a comeback

by Kazuaki Nagata

Smartphones have spread rapidly in Japan in recent years, but there still seems to be strong demand for feature phones, or so-called “Galapagos” phones, according to recent data. The domestic mobile phone market has been described as the “Galapagos Islands” because handsets come with ...

NTT Docomo bundles mobile and broadband, shaking up sector

| Feb 17, 2015

NTT Docomo bundles mobile and broadband, shaking up sector

NTT Docomo Inc. is set to launch a discount mobile phone price plan bundled with broadband communications that use the fiber-optic networks of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. group companies, in a move that’s expected to spur competition in the industry. The nation’s largest ...

Feb 12, 2015

NTT Docomo to hang up on expats in U.S. in 2016

NTT Docomo Inc. is set to terminate its mobile phone service for Japanese people in the United States next year in a move that would mark the effective withdrawal of Japan’s largest mobile carrier from the giant market. It would also highlight the urgent ...

Jan 19, 2015

NTT Docomo makes voice translator app available for iPhone

NTT Docomo Inc. said Monday that its Jspeak smartphone voice translator application for foreign tourists in Japan has been made available for users of Apple Inc.’s iPhone. The app, released in November for smartphones using Google Inc.’s Android operating system, can carry out voice ...