Millions of smartphones across Tokyo started beeping in unison on Monday after a quake-alert app warned them that a huge tremor was about to strike. It was, however, sent in error, sparking unnecessary panic among those expecting the worst.
Flexible displays are set to play a big part in future devices, but displays you can cut could be even more important. Researchers in Japan have developed a display that can be cut with scissors and still be totally usable afterwards.
Here to shatter expectations about how an Android phone should look, the Sharp Basio 2 features physical call and message buttons, as well as a cover for the main camera. The phone will be released in Japan.
'Pokémon Go' has officially launched in Japan, following a delay reportedly caused by the leak of an email between developer Niantic and launch partner McDonald's. It's available on both Android and iOS.
Lenovo took the wraps off the SoftBank 503LV, the company's first Windows 10 Mobile phone made in partnership with Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank. The phone will be available to Japanese businesses in October.
Sharp unveiled the 507SH, the first Android One phone to be released in Japan and to be both dust- and water-resistant. The phone will be available in the coming weeks for a reportedly affordable price.
Suzuki will partner with Japanese lunar exploration team Hakuto, the automaker announced yesterday. Through the partnership, Suzuki will provide technical support to help develop Hakuto’s lunar rover to compete for the Google Lunar…
Japan's first VR porn festival ended not with a bang but with a whimper. Attendees mobbed the exterior of the expo -- far too many in fact -- persuading the organizers to shut it down before even a fraction of them had entered.
Sharp unveiled the Aquos Mini, the latest phone in the company's line of nearly bezel-less handsets. The phone is currently available in Japan, though there is no word as to whether it will be available internationally.
During its investor day, Sony Mobile reportedly announced it will shift its focus away from the U.S. and other markets and toward the likes of Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. The cause seems to be stifled phone growth.