Sharp develops smartphone feature that speaks for itself

Nov 14, 2014

Sharp develops smartphone feature that speaks for itself


Premium smartphone models have become powerful communications and entertainment tools with bigger and clearer screens, high-spec processors and camera quality as good as their compact digital counterparts. But it has become tough for handset makers to differentiate themselves from their rivals, as hardware variations ...

Mar 7, 2014

Docomo's earnings may be derailed by price wars

NTT Docomo Inc., the nation’s largest wireless operator, said a price war with other carriers and discounts on the latest iPhones may threaten its full-year forecast after adding the Apple Inc. devices to lure customers. Curbing subsidies on mobile phones will give competitors an ...

Feb 10, 2014

NTT may be allowed to discount combined services

The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry will consider a proposal to let the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. group offer discount services for bundling mobile and fiber-optic or fixed-line services, government sources said Monday. While rival carriers KDDI Corp. and SoftBank Mobile Corp. are ...

Mar 28, 2013

Mobile service now available on all Tokyo subway lines

The last stretch of Toei Subway’s four lines was connected to the mobile phone network Wednesday, making mobile access available on all Tokyo subway lines. Tokyo Metro Co., the other, larger subway operator in the capital, took all nine of its lines online last ...