Global mobile trends start in Japan
by Gerhard Fasol
Docomo’s first 3G phones, KDDI brings design to mobile phones
The annual Wireless-Japan exhibition highlights the trends of mobile communications in Japan. At Wireless-Japan 2002 KDDI started setting the trend of concept phones.
KDDI/AU “Design Project:” Design study for the bestselling “INFOWAR”.
The KDDI/AU design study above became the origin of the bestselling “INFOBAR”-3G phone.
And here are two images of the bestselling “INFOBAR”-phone in the version sold by KDDI.
Design study by AU/KDDI for future mobile handsets. This design study was the basis for the PENCK model sold by KDDI/AU at a later date.
Big Blue Vending machine for mobile internet usage by IBM
Combined mobile phone and television receiver by DoCoMo:
starting a trend to mobile TV…
Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) linked to mobile phones by DoCoMo
gradually DoCoMo is introducing payment applications to mobile phones. In 2004, two years later, DoCoMo introduces the walletphone.
Karaoke Machine linked to mobile phones by DoCoMo
FOMA video telephone and MOPPET fixed line video telephony terminal, allows video conversation between FOMA mobile phone and fixed line telephone.
More information about 3G in Japan and FOMA: www.eurotechnology.com/3G/.
SH2101V handheld PC and video camera for FOMA (3G) use, including video camera
We have substantial documentation about the Wireless Japan 2002 exhibition, and most other year’s Wireless Japan exhibitions. If you need information or documentation for prior art or other investigations, please contact us.
Learn more: report on Japan’s telecom sector (269 pages, pdf file):
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