Top 10 mobile trends for 2009

Answering the question “Top 10 mobile trends for 2009: what would you choose?” We answer from our perspective here in Tokyo: Mobile payments and wallet phonessee our mobile payment report GPS and location based services (LBS) such as navigation and mapping see our location based services (LBS) report Mobile search including location related search QR […]

8 years since commercial start of location based services (LBS) in Japan in July 2001

It will soon be 8 years since DoCoMo started commercial location based services (LBS) for mobile phones in Japan in July 2001. During these 8 years, Japan’s mobile LBS industry has grown and a range of differentiated mobile LBS services has emerged – indicative of how the LBS industry might develop in other countries in […]

GPS required for mobile phones in Japan from April 2007

Japan’s Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry (Soumusho) is working to change regulations so that GPS is required on Japan’s mobile phones from April 2007. This move has been expected for some time, but apparently details will be announced later in 2005. Nikkei reports that the accuracy of the location determination should be on the order […]

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