Japan Today
tech

KDDI au unveils new mobile handsets for autumn/winter season

10 Comments
By Taro Fujimoto

Mobile carrier KDDI au on Monday unveiled seven new mobile handsets for the autumn/winter season for the Japanese market. The company said it expects the new handsets and services to revitalize the shrinking market.

“With new design and service, we will make au something original,” said Makoto Takahashi, associate senior vice president and general manager for consumer business. “While the market is shrinking, we will seek profitability in terms of quality of our contents.”

The company will provide a new application on new handsets for its Jibun Bank, so users can open bank accounts and use e-money services. It will also conduct discount campaigns for new subscribers and users who make a contract with the company through MNP (mobile number portability) service switching from another mobile carrier.

Asked about iPhone and Google's mobile handset, Takahashi said, “I think that for the U.S. market, mobile Internet service is still new and iPhone and other smart phones are also something new (in terms of function and service). But in Japan where mobile Internet access is already widespread, we have to carefully consider the combination of new handsets and services for our users.”

The official release date for each of the new handsets will be announced shortly, the company said.

© Japan Today

©2024 GPlusMedia Inc.


10 Comments
Login to comment

The handset looks decent, the model looks better.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

are you kidding?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

look again

0 ( +0 / -0 )

she looks like she's 12 feet tall.

the phone is actually a 50 inch plasma...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

She does look like she's really huge for some reason!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Its her hands. My God, look at the size of them!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

kids

0 ( +0 / -0 )

"But in Japan where mobile Internet access is already widespread, we have to carefully consider the combination of new handsets and services for our users."

Yeah, right! The 'full browser' on Japanese phones are pathetic. They can't render most simple internet pages.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

2020hindsight - depends on your phone, obviously.

And I think you're onto something with her hands. Her head looks very big too!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Yeah, right! The 'full browser' on Japanese phones are pathetic. They can't render most simple internet pages.

They all have PC site viewer which will render any site you want, but it's slow as hell!!

AU is releasing a smart phone running windows next spring, but the trade off is that you will not be able to use mobile sites, Cmail, au email, and Felica services.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites