The clear resin-like paint will make gadget covers obsolete.
Nowadays, it’s the done thing for big consumer electronics firms to take their home entertainment brands mobile, with dedicated handsets. Think Sony Ericsson with its Walkman, Cyber-shot and (in Japan) Bravia phones. Panasonic is at it too, with its Viera TV brand.
Phew. Yesterday was without a doubt one of the most exciting days in the history of the mobile with innovative launches everywhere you looked. Judging by the new range of handsets it really is worth hanging on until at least…
The things Ash does for a story! In this video, he takes a look at NTT DoCoMo’s prototype fitness handset, which can measure bodily functions such as your heart rate, body fat, or act as a pedometer. But which function does he choose to test?
Erm, the halitosis measure…
Slightly bizarre, but that’s where NTT DoCoMo excels. This mobile works as a key for your door, opening it with RFID technology, either when within proximity or remotely…
Akihabara News has been ripping into Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo for its announcement of the Fujitsu F801i, a phone for kids that can be tracked by parents worried that little Johnny (well, the Japanese equivalent) has been spirited away by a stranger.
Not content with blowing my mind with its vision of a 4G future, NTT DoCoMo has just announced a bunch of new handsets and services for Japan. The most intriguing: an earthquake warning system for phons called Area Mail.
There’s nothing like a spot of futuregazing to bring out the awestruck geek in me, and NTT DoCoMo didn’t disappoint during a visit to their showroom this morning. The Japanese operator has a promotional video showing what 4G handsets might look like when they come out around 2010.
I bloody love fairground grabber machines, I do. Even when they’re rigged so you’ve got zero hope of ever actually hoisting a soft toy out. And I like this one, which can be found at Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo’s showroom in Tokyo, even more.
Why? Partly because I won, and partly because it’s an example of NTT DoCoMo’s use of near-field communication to let you pay for stuff by pressing your mobile phone against a sensor, with not a coin in sight. Check the video over the jump to see how it works, and to see the same technology being used in, surprise surprise, a vending machine.