Government panel urges carriers to cut mobile phone fees

Dec 16, 2015

Government panel urges carriers to cut mobile phone fees

A government advisory panel on Wednesday urged mobile phone carriers to offer cheaper price plans for users who do not surf the Web much, and to bring monthly fees to less than ¥5,000. Critics say the price plans of three major carriers are aimed ...

KDDI to launch world's first washable smartphone

Dec 4, 2015

KDDI to launch world's first washable smartphone

Tired of those unsightly smudges and other dirt on your bacteria-laden smartphone? A Japanese firm says it has the solution with what it describes the world’s first smartphone that can be washed with soap and water. Waterproof smartphones have been on the market for ...

Online service to make health checks easier

Mar 17, 2015

Online service to make health checks easier

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Undergoing a health examination at a hospital may be a burden for people in today’s fast-paced world. But a simple examination kit, by phone company KDDI Corp., that delivers the health results online could soon change all that. The kit, which is branded as ...

Oct 21, 2014

KDDI, Gree team up for smartphone games

Major mobile phone carrier KDDI Corp. and mobile game site operator Gree Inc. said Tuesday they have formed a business alliance to support Japanese and overseas game developers. Under the collaboration, the two companies plan to release a new game developed by Tokyo-based Trifort ...

Dec 1, 2012

KDDI, Softbank release iPad mini cellular model

KDDI Corp. and Softbank Mobile Corp. began selling Apple Inc.’s iPad mini Friday with cellular connectivity compatible with high-speed data communications using the LTE network service. KDDI, provider of au mobile communications services, is adding the tablet computer to its lineup in addition to ...