Some Apple Stores will start reopening in Japan this week
Now Apple Stores will start to reopen its doors to customers in Japan, as the country’s Prime Minister has lifted nationwide restrictions
In-Depth: Why did iPhone revenue tumble 15 percent?
A strong US Dollar has caused runaway price hikes in emerging markets that have made the new iPhones unappealing to foreign buyers.
iPhone Xr
Another Japanese carrier cutting iPhone XR prices
A discount on new iPhones from the carrier side never really happens, but this year, we’ve seen plenty of it happening, especially for the iPhone XR…
Sprint and T-Mobile parents pledge to excise Huawei equipment to score merger approval
Deutsche Telekom and SoftBank are reportedly promising to US regulators that they will get rid of Huawei equipment on all of their networks.
iPhone SE vs iPhone XR
The price for the iPhone Xr has dropped by $100 in Japanese carriers
The iPhone Xr is starting to get price cuts in a Japanese carrier thanks to indirect help from Apple that wants to boost its sales
Amazon agrees to list iPhone, iPads, other Apple products
It already sells MacBooks and has made great strides to carry the Apple TV line. Now, more of Apple’s goods are on the way to Amazon.
LG Android One phone leaked by Q Stylus source code with T-Mobile link
It’s a lightweight device that has a few kinks to it that other regional variants would not have. And it’s all from open source information.
Sharp Aquos R2 pairs ‘high speed’ IGZO screen with unique dual rear camera setup
Inspired by the Essential Phone rather than Apple’s iPhone X, the 6-inch “edgeless” Sharp Aquos R2 packs a Snapdragon 845 processor and two somewhat unusual rear-facing cameras.
LCD maker Japan Display needs $500 million to make LCDs, not OLEDs
JDI’s biggest client is Apple and, depending on how this year’s iPhones will sell, these moves could leave the company in a lurch.
Sharp Android One S3 costs $300 in Japan
Sharp introduced its third Android One device into the Japanese market and this one actually sticks to one of the program’s facets: affordability.
At least seven iPhone 8 units have split apart
Two reports came out of Japan and Taiwan. One more then got out from Taiwan. Then came Canada, China, Greece and Hong Kong. What’s up with the iPhone 8?
Apple investigating iPhone 8 Plus units coming apart
Two cases, one each in Japan and Taiwan, have shown up in the first week of iPhone 8 Plus deliveries. The screen and body come apart.
US iPhone market share grew in the spring, Huawei shrank in Europe
Kantar Worldpanel measured iPhone market share gains on Android in five of its nine tracked individual markets in the second quarter.
Sony 1Q17 earnings show overall success, more mobile sales
The Japanese conglomerate was able to rack up more sales for its Xperia phones than a year ago and has cut business costs to extract operating profit.
Wena Wrist Leather bands with FeliCa available for pre-order
The Sony-backed venture has gone on to iterate with a new design watch case for its reserved smartwatch. There’s also FeliCa support in those leather bands.
The First Camera-Phone, Ever | #PNWeekly 257
One of its creators, Philippe Kahn, retells the story of how it came to be and gives his sentiments on today’s mobile photography etiquette.
The only acceptable color is red: Sony Xperia XZ Premium has peeked out in a new color
Hint: it’s red. And it’s a pretty red, too. But why does red have to be so special? Why is it the color that leaves most people out in the cold?
Sharp Aquos R joins in on the flagship wars for 2017
With money from Foxconn, Sharp is putting the best it can do into a phone for the first time. It might not look exciting, but it feels it.
Japanese Vaprilware: Google Translate bubble wrap input
The Google Japanese Input Puchi Puchi Version isn’t going to get mass produced, but you could get your hands into an Arduino board…
Moto recovering in Brazil, US, growing in India, focusing on APAC
Just when Motorola gets tapped for wear, the post-Moto Z improvement trend is reported to be continuing and with it, a new focus on Japan and Australia.
KGI’s Kuo insists on stablized April 21 Galaxy S8 launch date
Recent word claimed without reason that the Galaxy S8 wouldn’t get a global release for another week. Not so, says this analyst who’s been around the block.
NuAns NEO Reloaded with Android 7.1 and leaked onto Amazon
The NuAns NEO Reloaded might come to Amazon in a few months with Android Nougat and perhaps more commercial viability for customers.
Kyocera rafre washable smartphone is back, now also resistant to foaming body soap
Kyocera has a second-generation washable smartphone slated for a Japanese launch in March, with both hand and body soap resistance in tow.
Japan Display may put flexible LCD up against AMOLED for foldables
The displays maker is definitely transitioning to AMOLED technology to fight for a piece of the iPhone pie, but foldables are an interest, too.
Android Pay in Japan, hints of Canada release
Android Pay has a soft launch with an eMoney network in the Land of the Rising Sun. The Great White North sees limited ScotiaBank compatibility.