311 posts and columns on Japan
News Bytea satellite iPhone launch event in Tokyo next week isn’t just a nod to the importance of the Japanese market, but to a deal with a major new carrier as well. In dueling reports published Thursday, the Nikkei and Asahi Shimbun both claimed that NTT DoCoMo — Japan’s largest wireless carrier, with 60 million customers — will begin selling the iPhone this fall, putting it on equal footing with SoftBank and KDDI, which already offer the device. Reports of the deal come amid renewed speculation that Apple is also poised to bring the iPhone to China Mobile, the largest wireless carrier in the world.
News ByteiBooks 3.1, includes hundreds of thousands of Japanese language titles, thanks to some new publishing-house distribution deals we reported on back in January.
News Bytedo not infringe a Samsung patent on wireless transmission technology, and that the Korean company has no right to seek damages against Apple, let alone a sales ban. Samsung said it was “disappointed that our argument was not accepted by the court.”
News Bytethe Nikkei that Microsoft intends to bring Surface RT to Japan in March, a move that will pit the Microsoft-designed device against competing offerings from local manufacturing partners like Sony and Fujitsu.