Friday, February 19, 2016Now the iPhone gets a Japanese strap to call its own
It’s a reasonable bet that most people who drop a new iPhone into a steaming bowl of ramen will head straight to the store for a replacement, but not Fukuoka-based Ken Yokota. Instead of crying over spilled tonkotsu broth, he went and designed a completely new way of attaching a Japanese-style strap to the slippery hunk of metal and glass.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010Get your leather and wood fix on with these Japanese iPhone 4 cases
Our creative friends from Simplism have been in touch with a couple of case/protector suggestions for those of us unwilling to go bareback with Apple’s glassy beauty.
Friday, July 23, 2010Snapp! Media making iPhone devs everywhere Big In Japan
If you recall that we launched a new PR service specializing in mobile and, particularly, iPhone, iPad and iPod apps earlier this year, you may be interested to learn that the move to help local devs has been so successful, we’re already on stage two - helping Western developers break the Japan market.
Monday, December 21, 2009Japanese train iPhone app tells snoozers where to get off
Most of us long-time Japan hands probably catch a few zeds on any train ride over about ten minutes, but what about that age-old problem of knowing where to get off? Solo iPhone programmer (by night, financial recruiter by day) Warwick Pearmund has a techy solution in the shape of his new GPS-based Wake Me Shake Train Alarm app.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009Making the best Japanese iPhone apps fly worldwide
Sunday, October 04, 2009Protect your iPhone with a gorgeous chunk of luxury carbon
Although it’s not exactly our remit on Digital World Tokyo to cover iPhone cases, the latest high-end protector from Europe is so exceptional, it’s clearly worth a quick rundown.
Thursday, September 10, 2009Free your iPod’s audio with a PocketDock line-out adapter
It’s been described as the ‘must-have’’ accessory for your iPod or iPhone and - although it’s not on direct sale here in Japan - SendStation’s PocketDock adapter packs so much at such a low cost, it’s hard not to crave one.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009Classic DS title Dr Kawashima Brain Training hits the iPhone
If we ever needed proof that the iPhone is becoming a serious gaming platform, then look no further than Namco Bandai and its introduction of the classic Dr Kawashima mental-agility games for the Apple hardware.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009FindTokyo app brings pop-up maps and more to iPhone
In spite of general ill-informed nay-saying about the hardware’s prospects in Japan, the Tokyo-specific iPhone apps keep rolling in thick, fast and creamy, with the latest being a gem from Enfour and Gmap.
Saturday, March 14, 2009Tokyo Metro iPhone app free giveaway!
Anyone traveling in Tokyo knows how confusing the subway can be even if you can read Japanese, which is why we’re eternally grateful for Presselite’s new Tokyo Metro iPhone or iPod touch app. Best of all, we’ve got ten copies to give away.
Monday, February 09, 2009Huh? Now the iPhone is a web server?
The iPhone is many things to many people, but we bet few of them ever imagined it becoming a web server all by itself.
Thursday, February 05, 2009Samsung Acme phone packs it all in (no mention of iPhone killing, BTW)
Samsung has more phones in its roster that there are stars in the heavens, whereas Apple – for example – has just one. Quite why, therefore, the Korean firm’s latest smartphone is being touted as an iPhone killer is neither here nor there.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008Nokia N97 rocks up to 48GB of multimedia goodness
We’ve known about it for a while now, but it’s always good to hear when yet another ‘iPhone killer’ looks like turning up in stores a little early, like Nokia’s new N97 handset, which could hit early next year.
Friday, June 20, 2008Amazing survey says some Japanese might buy an iPhone
In yet another one of those tech surveys that says close to nothing while appearing to contain something of substance, a Japanese probe has found that – shock! – some people here are interested in buying an iPhone.
Thursday, June 05, 2008Exclusive: DoCoMo gives us its side of the Japanese 3G iPhone story
Everybody knows the 3G iPhone will hit Japan later this year on the crap-tastic Softbank network, but I don’t believe anyone else was able to get NTT DoCoMo to admit it had been in the race too.
Thursday, March 27, 2008Apple secures Japanese iPhone naming rights - 3G release all but certain now
Wednesday, October 03, 2007Sharp multi-touch screen puts iPhone to shame
Apple’s Multi-touch technology, as seen in the iPhone and iPod touch, are pretty good, but don’t you think they’re just a little bit, well, yesterday? If you don’t already, you will when you see what Sharp has in store.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007HTC CEO to reveal shakeup plans for Japanese smartphone market
The Japanese cellphone market is pretty much a closed-membership club, in which most phones are sold by the networks and can never be unlocked - in other words, if the phone you want isn’t available from the carrier you choose, then you’re out of luck. Forget even thinking about importing something cool from abroad too.
Friday, July 27, 2007Japanese firms aiming to serve fresh manga to geeky iPhone owners
Friday, July 06, 2007Apple employee reveals iPhone launch plans for Japan
Sure, it’s still speculation, but we give some credence to suggestions of an iPhone launch in Japan when it comes straight from the horse’s mouth. The horse in this case is an Apple Japan account exec looking to place an ad in a particular Tokyo-published magazine.
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