Does Apple Really Need a Less-Expensive iPhone Right Now?

Why bother chasing lower-margin phone sales when there’s still a significant opportunity in high-margin ones?

iPhone Hits Japan’s NTT DoCoMo on September 20

Five years after Apple first debuted the iPhone in Japan …

How Big a Bump Will New iPhones Add to Apple’s Fourth Quarter?

Could we see 10 million of the new phones sold by the end of the month? How about 13 million?

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Reports Signal iPhone’s Imminent Arrival at Japan’s NTT DoCoMo

Looks like Apple’s decision to hold a 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.


Mobile Fourth Wave: The Evolution of the Next Trillion Dollars

Over-the-top and digital services will end up being a multi-trillion-dollar market in a matter of a decade


Will Japanese Smartphones Survive?

A decade ago, Japan was known as the land of uniquely advanced mobile phones with Internet capabilities and various other features rarely seen elsewhere in the world. But those days are long gone.


Q&A: NTT DoCoMo Looks Beyond iPhone

Over the past few years NTT DoCoMo Inc. Japan’s largest mobile carrier, has lost subscribers to smaller rivals offering Apple Inc.’s iPhone.


Sony Stakes Recovery on New Smartphone

TOKYO — When the head of NTT DoCoMo Inc., Japan’s biggest mobile carrier, took the stage in January to introduce its latest models, he declared Sony Corp.’s new Xperia Z smartphone his company’s top pick, the equivalent of a mother announcing her favorite child.

Only in Barcelona: Dual Screens and Phones That Translate

You won’t see those phones in the U.S. anytime soon.

RealNetworks Hires New Mobile Entertainment President

Some fresh talent for Seattle online company.

NTT Docomo Mulling Bet on Tizen OS

NTT DoCoMo Announces BlackBerry Blister

iPhone on the Fast Boat to Japan

Konichiwa, iPhone