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Articles tagged with: japanese

Nintendo Takes 40% Off 3DS Price Tag

Nintendo is already going down the success slope because of poor sales of its recently released 3D gaming console, Nintendo 3DS. This has put Nintendo in some serious trouble. In order to manage the company so that it doesn’t become bankrupt, Nintendo is forced to cut the price of its gaming console in two of the major regions of its availability.

Nintendo 3DS was initially sold for 25000 yen in Japan and for $249-99 in US. It seems that in order to cover the manufacturing costs, Nintendo has reduced the price of their console by as much as 40%. The same console which was sold for 25000 yen would now be available for 15000 yen in Japan and for approximately $150 in US.

Toshiba Thrive Taking On iPad 2: The Battle Begins

With technology growing quickly every single day and with the number of gadgets increasing, competition is becoming more fierce than ever before. Each device has to fight for its winning prize, that is, to be bought by consumers.

The fight in the spotlight is between Toshiba the Japanese giant and Apple, a company well known for its innovative curiosity and sexy hardware design.

22″ Mitsubishi TV W/ Built-In 500GB HDD + Blu-Ray Player

While 50″ televisions are all the rage, there are still many people who prefer using a smaller television, say to fit a smaller room or just as something to put on their kitchen counter.

Japanese citizens all over the country will be able to enjoy the new Mitsubishi Real LCD-22BLR500 TV in Japan this week. The television houses a Blu-ray player with AVREC support and has 500GB of hard drive storage space on board.

Japan Raises Penalty For Distribution Of Viruses

Japan’s parliament has just enacted a legislation that criminalizes the creation or distribution of computer viruses, in attempts to make the Internet a safe place. The Japanese Government seeks to support the Convention of Cybercrime, a treaty that was ratified by 31 countries that proposes international cooperation in investigating crimes in cyberspace.

The new legislation makes the creation or distribution of a computer virus punishable by up to 3 years or 500,000 yen in fines.

Logitech Japan’s Minimalistic Drives

Logitech Japan had introduced its Master Series of Japan minimalistic-designed Mac and PC products a few years ago. The company yesterday announced a new Master Series of Japan external HDD that will be available in both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 and have storage capacities between 1 Terabyte and 3 Terabytes. The drives are scheduled to hit stores in about a week and will cost between 9,000 and 25,000 Yen ($110 – $305 USD). Hardware-wise, besides USB 3.0, there isn’t a whole lot to crave about these storage drives.

Toyota Working On ‘Toyota Friend’ Social Network

Toyota is creating a social networking service with the help of an American ISP and Microsoft in an initiative aimed to get drivers to interact with their cars, much like they do with Facebook and Twitter. Japanese auto-maker Toyota is teaming up with Salesforce.com to launch a new social network called “Toyota Friend”, the network is aimed to work similar to Twitter.

In a Tokyo demo-room, an owner of a plug-in Prius discovered from his Prius that he should remember to recharge the car overnight.

Japan Enjoys The Acer Touch

Japanese citizens all over the country will be pleased to know that the Acer Iconia F54W will be hitting stores all over Japan later this week, priced at around 150,000 Yen, which equates to about $1,800 American dollars. The Iconia F54W is powered by a blazing fast Intel Core i5-480 processor and features a whopping 4GB of RAM for the dual-screen laptop.

Users will have more than enough space with the provided 640GB of hard drive space, USB 3.0 hookups, Bluetooth 3.0 access, and two gorgeous 14″ screens that each run a resolution of 1366 x 768 (a much more impressive pixel ratio than what we saw earlier with the HP Pavilion G6 notebook).

The Pantech Vega Racer: World’s Fastest Phone

Pantech, a Korean based company, offers many impressive handheld cellphones, the newest of which is called the Vega Racer, claimed to be the world’s first 1.5GHz dual-core smartphone. The Vega Racer uses Qualcomm’s MSM8660 Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 220 GPU. The device carries a large 4.3″ LCD screen giving users the simultaneous enjoyment of beauty and brains.

The piece of hardware weighs to be about 4.23 ounces and is 9mm thin. The smartphone features an advanced 8MP rear camera with a 1.3MP front-facing camera and seems to be quite a contender against next-generation smartphones.

Full HD On A 4.8″ Screen- Check It Out

Samsung and LG are working in consortium to pack extra pixels into tablet-sized screens for a very high-density pixel ratio. Last year, Ortus Technologies demonstrated a 4.8-inch Full HD LCD that was able to manage a 1920 x 1080 458ppi into a panel that provided images far sharper than iPhone 4’s Retina Display. Ortus Technologies is back to show us the upgraded display in 3D.

The new display uses an Arisawa Xpol polarizer film that splits the image into a set of left eye images and a set of right eye images. The viewer gives up some vertical resolution in exchange…

Sony Ericsson Unleashes Xperia Arco

Sony Ericsson has recently come forth and and announced a new addition to its current Xperia lineup. The new phone is called the Xperia Arco and resembles the Japanese SE Xperia Arc. Sony stated in its press release that the new phone will come with Android 2.3, Gingerbread and run on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Adreno 205 graphics.

The 8.1MP camera is capable of recording 720p video for all those moments you’ll want to capture. The camera also has Exmor R technology, allowing low light stills and videos to turn out crisper than ever before.