Japanese mobile carriers start taking preorders for the iPhone 12

Business Oct 17, 2020

Japanese mobile carriers start taking preorders for the iPhone 12

The nation's three major mobile phone carriers on Friday started taking preorders for Apple Inc.'s first 5G-enabled iPhones ahead of their Oct. 23 release. "The era of 5G has come," KDDI Corp. President Makoto Takahashi told a news conference, referring to the ultrafast wireless network. KDDI ...

KDDI and Facebook to jointly develop 5G services in Japan

Business / Tech Nov 26, 2019

KDDI and Facebook to jointly develop 5G services in Japan

KDDI Corp. and social media giant Facebook Inc. will jointly develop services to be provided through a 5G network in Japan, according to informed sources. They aim to offer smartphone users a product sales system utilizing augmented reality by taking advantage of the massive data ...

Apple's 11 series handsets go on sale in iPhone-loving Japan

Business / Tech Sep 20, 2019

Apple's 11 series handsets go on sale in iPhone-loving Japan

Apple Inc. launched its iPhone 11 series in Japan on Friday amid increased competition from other major smartphone manufacturers, including those from China and South Korea. Japan is one of the most important markets for Apple. Its iPhone models were the best-selling handsets in the ...

NTT Docomo reopens reservations for Huawei smartphones

Business / Tech Aug 21, 2019

NTT Docomo reopens reservations for Huawei smartphones

Mobile phone carrier NTT Docomo Inc. on Wednesday restarted accepting orders for a new smartphone model made by Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co. Docomo had previously started accepting orders for new smartphone model the P30 Pro HW-02L in May but later suspended the ...

Business Aug 6, 2019

NTT Docomo, KDDI log lower profits in April-June

Major mobile phone carriers NTT Docomo Inc. and KDDI Corp. saw their consolidated net profits drop in April-June while rival SoftBank Corp.'s net profit rose in the fiscal first quarter. Docomo's net profit fell 11.9 percent from a year before to ¥192.3 billion, squeezed by ...