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Digitimes Research: Nexus 6P, Xperia Z5 series highlight latest smartphone presentation in Japan

Nov 24, 12:02

Google's Nexus 6P, Sony Mobile Communications' Xperia Z5 series products and a number of feature phones highlighted the product presentation for the winter-spring session held by...

Acer to launch Liquid Z330 in Japan in cooperation with Rakuten Mobile

Oct 30, 10:49

Acer on October 29 announced that it will launch Liquid Z330 as a SIM-free 4G smartphone in the Japan market through Japan-based Rakuten Mobile's online retail channels and retail...

Digitimes Research: Netflix to make strong presence in Japan market

Oct 21, 11:03

Netflix has officially made inroads into the Japan market in cooperation with Softbank, a move which will add pressure on local service providers, according to Digitimes Research.

Japan market: HTC unveils 2 SIM-free smartphones

Oct 2, 11:08

HTC on October 1 unveiled two SIM-free smartphones, Desire Eye and Desire 626, for launch in the Japan market at retail prices of JPY50,000 (US$416) and JPY29,800 in mid-October,...

Digitimes Research: Startup UPQ, Sony, Kyocera highlights of Japan portable CE market in 3Q15

Oct 1, 15:59

Japan's portable consumer electronics market in the third quarter of 2015 was highlighted by the rise of innovative startup UPQ, Sony's introduction of H.ear headsets, and Kyocera's...

HTC to unveil 2 new flagship models in Japan

Sep 8, 16:14

HTC plans to launch two new flagship smartphones in Japan at the end of September as the vendor will begin to tap the SIM-free market in the country from October, according to industry...

Japan market: HTC to beef up marketing of SIM-free smartphones

Aug 31, 21:57

Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC expects demand for contract-free (SIM-free) smartphones in the Japan market to take off after the Japan government allowed sales of such smartphones...

Asustek, Taiwan ODMs benefit from growing demand for inexpensive smartphones in Japan

Jul 24, 10:46

There is increasing demand for inexpensive SIM-free smartphones in the Japan market and consequently ZenFone series models launched by Taiwan-based vendor Asustek Computer have been...

Digitimes Research: Japan telecom operators to differentiate smartphones with special features

Jun 10, 15:57

Smartphones launched by the top-three Japan-based telecom operators for summer 2015 are almost identical in hardware specifications, but the carriers have been trying to differentiate...

Digitimes Research: 7W, 9W LED bulb prices up in China in May

Jun 9, 11:29

May average retail price for 7W LED light bulbs (equivalent to 40W incandescent ones) in the China market increased 8.6% on month to CNY39 (US$6.3), while that for 9W models (equivalent...

UMC holds technology forum in Japan

May 27, 20:03

United Microelectronics (UMC) on May 27 held its 2015 Japan Technology Forum to showcase the company's IoT and automotive IC manufacturing solutions to Japan-based semiconductor co...

Japan market: Asustek ZenFone 5 ranks as top-selling model for fifth month, says report

Apr 17, 13:53

Asustek Computer's ZenFone 5 smartphone has been the top-selling model in Japan's SIM-free segment for the fifth consecutive month since its debut in the market in November 2014,...

Lenovo plans to launch smartphones in Japan, says paper

Mar 31, 13:53

Lenovo plans to launch its smartphones in the Japan market starting 2015, according to a Japan-based Nikkei News report, citing sources at Lenovo Japan.

Japan market: ZTE to launch Blade S6 for mid-range segment

Newswatch - Mar 5, 11:58

China-based smartphone vendor ZTE plans to launch its new mid-range smartphone the Blade S6 in the Japan market in April. The Blade S6 features a 5-inch display and is powered by...

ZTE mid-range smartphone Blade S6

Japan market: Smartphone shipments in 2014 down 5.3%, says report

Feb 17, 12:34

Shipments of smartphones in the Japan market in 2014 declined for the second straight year by 5.3% to 27.7 million units, according to a Chinese-language report citing...

Digitimes Research: Above 40- to 50-inch LCD TVs become mainstream in Japan

Dec 15, 10:14

In the Japan market, the sales proportion of 40-inch and below LCD TVs has decreased, and the proportion of above 40-inch models has increased, with above 40- to 50-inch models becoming...

Japan digital camera shipments in September down on year, says CIPA

Nov 10, 11:17

Japan-based vendors shipped 3.962 digital cameras in September 2014, slipping 32.5% on year, while the corresponding shipment value of JPY87.62 billion (US$765 million) dropped 21.7%,...

Asustek launches ZenFone 5 in Japan

Oct 29, 15:41

Asustek Computer on October 28 announced its ZenFone 5, a 4G-enabled smartphone, in Japan for launch on November 8 and will additionally launch a smartwatch, the ZenWatch, in late...

Japan market: KDDI to launch mid-range Firefox smartphones in December

Oct 15, 15:42

Japan-based mobile operator KDDI will team up with its hardware production partner LG Electronics to release a Firefox-based smartphone in December, targeting the mid-range segment,...

PC shipment value in Japan down 26.8% in August, says JEITA

Sep 26, 15:06

PC shipments in the Japan market in August 2014 came to JPY44.8 billion (US$410 million) in value, decreasing 26.8% and hitting the lowest monthly level since April 2007, according...

Japan market: HTC unveils HTC Butterfly 2

Aug 20, 19:00

HTC has unveiled its new flagship model, the HTC Butterfly 2, in Tokyo in cooperation with KDDI. The smartphone will also be available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Malaysia,...

HTC Butterfly 2

Digitimes Research: Japan household appliance makers rolling out HEMS compatible products

Aug 18, 15:44

While major Japan-based household appliance suppliers, including Toshiba, Sharp, Panasonic and Mitsubishi Denki, have already made the controls and operations of their smart household...

Digitimes Research: Promotion of HEMS appliances in Japan faces problems

Jul 31, 20:14

Japan-based vendors including Panasonic have launched HEMS (home energy management systems) but sales have faced two main problems: appliances offered by different vendors are not...

Digitimes Research: Ultra HD TV demand grows in Japan in May

Jul 11, 16:28

Japan's Ultra HD TV channel, Channel4K, started pilot broadcast on June 2, 2014 and Digitimes Research has found that sales of Ultra HD TV sets continue to enjoy stable growth despite...

Japan PV market demand may drastically fall in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Jul 7, 11:14

The Japan government is likely to reduce in feed-in tariff rates for PV systems with installation capacities over 1MWp in fiscal year 2015 (April 2015-March 2016) and consequently,...

Digitimes Research: Japan-based DSC vendor shipments to fall 22.7% in fiscal 2014

Jun 20, 11:48

Observing Japan's mobile consumer electronics market in the second quarter of 2014, Digitimes Research found several key factors such as mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC)...

Digitimes Research: January 40W-equivalent LED bulb prices in Japan market down on month

Feb 19, 11:43

Average retail prices for LED light bulbs equivalent to 40W and 60W incandescent ones in the Japan market stood at JPY1,633 (US$16) and JPY2,473 respectively in January 2014, slipping...

Japan market: Asustek dominates DIY motherboard sales, says BCN

Dec 17, 15:03

Asustek Computer shared 45% of own-brand motherboard sales in Japan's DIY market during January-November 2013, surpassing the second- and third-largest vendors with 25% and 18%, respectively,...

Spansion gearing up for Japan MCU market

Nov 21, 21:35

Having acquired Fujitsu's MCU unit, Spansion is set to expand its presence in Japan with a focus on industrial and other application-specific applications.

Digitimes Research: Sales of new iPhones by NTT DoCoMo impact Japan handset market

Nov 18, 22:29

Sales of Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c by NTT DoCoMo starting in September 2013 have brought a number of impacts to Japan's handset market, including changes in the subscriber bases...

Digitimes Research: Softbank new smartphone portfolios to support high-speed 4G LTE services

Oct 16, 14:27

Japan-based carrier Softbank unveiled recently its new smartphone portfolio for the upcoming 2013-2014 winter/spring selling season, reducing the number of new models to four compared...

KKBOX aims to become largest subscription-based streaming music operator in Japan

Jun 11, 15:02

KKBOX, a Taiwan-based operator of online streaming music services, began operations in the Japan market on June 1, 2013 and aims to become the largest operator eventually, according...

Digitimes Research: Toshiba, Renesas, and Sony return to profitability in 1Q13

May 31, 14:39

Japan's top-three semiconductor firms, Toshiba, Renesas Electronics, and Sony, saw on-year decreases in their fiscal 2012 (from April 2012 to March 2013) revenues, but profits impr...

Digitimes Research: Global LED light bulb shipments to reach 842 million units in 2013

May 29, 21:31

LED light bulb penetration rate in Japan is likely to reach 60% in 2013. LED light bulb commercialization grew rapidly in Japan, but because the lifespan of products is around 40,000...

Digitimes Research: LED light bulb prices in Japan fall in April

May 10, 15:56

April 2013 prices of 40W and 60W retrofit LED light bulbs in Japan were JPY1,743/unit (US$17.25/unit) and JPY2,357/unit, respectively, showing an on-month decrease of 4% and 12.5%,...

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    Sharp to introduce LED lamps for home uses

    Sharp will introduce into the Japanese market nine models of LED lamps with high energy efficiency and long service life. These mercury-free lamps have the same standard screw-in...

    Photo: Sharp, Aug 25.

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    KJS PM series netbook

    Kohjinsha (KJS) has recently launched a 4.8-inch PM series netbook equiped with an Intel Atom processor, a touchscreen display, as well as a keyboard. The netbook, with low boot-up...

    Photo: Company, Oct 2.

  • Kairen+digital+photo+frame+keychain

    Kairen digital photo frame keychain

    Japan-based Kairen has introduced a digital photo frame key chain, the PHOTTY-AL15. The product features a 1.5-inch LCD screen with 128128 resolution, and 250:1 contrast ratio,...

    Photo: Company, Aug 6.

  • Fujitsu+FLEPia+color+e%2Dpaper+display+

    Fujitsu FLEPia color e-paper display

    Fujitsu Frontech and Fujitsu Laboratories have announced the start of consumer sales in Japan of a color electronic paper display (EPD) mobile terminal, the FLEPia. The FLEPia features...

    Photo: Company, Mar 25.

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