PENCK (KDDI-AU Designer Series)

PENCK phone by Makoto Saito Design Office for KDDI's design series.

Today, February 18, KDDI-AU introduced PENCK – the latest model in the Designer Series, designed by Makoto Saito Design Office Inc.: Designer: Makoto Saito Design Office Inc. Data rate = 2.4 Mbps Music = Chaku-Uta-Full, stereo speakers Camera = 1.24 Megapixel, incl QR barcode reader GPS = incl. Naviwalk navigation and more… When I was… Continue reading PENCK (KDDI-AU Designer Series)

KDDI announces Talby mobile phone designed by Marc Newson

Marc Newson designed Talby mobile phone announced by KDDI as part of the KDDI Design Project, today branded iida phones

KDDI – au Design Series mobile phones (today: iida brand) Marc Newson designed Talby phone and user interface for KDDI / au On 13 October 2004, KDDI/AU announced “talby”, the third phone in their “AU design series”. Volume sales start in December 2004. We expect that “talby” will be similarly successful as “infobar” one year… Continue reading KDDI announces Talby mobile phone designed by Marc Newson

Update on Prepaid Phones in Japan

Prepaid mobile phones are a huge business in Europe. In Japan prepaid mobile phone numbers are tiny, and NTT’s new CEO just announced that NTT-DoCoMo is planning to stop offering prepaid mobile phones altogether. Find detailed statistics and market shares per operator for Japan’s prepaid market in our report on Japan’s telecommunications sector. Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology… Continue reading Update on Prepaid Phones in Japan

iTunes versus Chaku-Uta downloads – Mobile Music Rocks…

It’s tempting to compare iTunes and Chaku-Uta statistics to get a feel for the meaning of the Motorola-iTunes deal. Here we go: More about Japanese telecom sector and mobile in Japan: Eurotechnology Japan report on Japan’s telecom sector More about Mobile Music in Japan: “Mobile-Music” report Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

21.6 million 3G subscribers in Japan (31 August 2004)

The mobile phone subscriber statistics for August 2004 in Japan came out: 3G subscribers: KDDI/AU: 15,511,800 subscribers, conversion rate to 3G: 86.1% DoCoMo: 5,900,200 subscribers, conversion rate to 3G: 12.6% Vodafone: 237,600 subscribers, conversion rate to 3G: 1.6% Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

KDDI/AU has 80% of users on 3G

80% of KDDI/AU users are now converted to 3G, and KDDI/AU does not sell any 2G phones any more: only 3G and 3.5G (2.4Mbps data download). Here is KDDI/AU‘s newest 3.5G phone – the W21SA, for 2.4Mbps data download: More about Japan’s mobile telecom sector:Eurotechnology Japan report on Japan’s telecom industry Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All… Continue reading KDDI/AU has 80% of users on 3G