Sony Tablet – S1 and S2 Honeycomb Tablets announced

Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corp has announced the Sony Tablet and has shown off 2 devices the S1 and S2 which are Android Honeycomb tablets. The S1 is a tablet aimed at rich media entertainment while the S2 is aimed at mobile communication and entertainment. Bear in mind that these devices are just codenames and we will know the real names once the company launches them in Fall 2011.

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Sony Set to Release Honeycomb Tablet in US by Summer

According to the CEO Sir Howard Stringer, Sony is all set to release an Android 3.0 Honeycomb based tablet. The details were revealed at the same event where we received information regarding the Apple iPhone 5 camera.

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NTT DOCOMO to invest an additional Rs.800 crores in Tata Teleservices

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NTT DOCOMO which is the leading Japanese Mobile operator is already an investor in Tata Teleservices and the Tata Docomo brand is a result of the joint partnership. Now the Japanese company plans to make an additional investment in the Indian mobile market as it plans to invest around 8 billion rupees ( 14.6 billion yen). The transaction is expected to be completed in May. Continue reading “NTT DOCOMO to invest an additional Rs.800 crores in Tata Teleservices”

Sony Ericsson affected by Earthquake in Japan


After being hit by the largest earthquakes ever recorded followed by a deadly tsunami that slammed into the Japan’s east coast, leaving a huge swath of devastation, Sony Ericsson is one of the companies which has been affected by the disaster, since Tokyo has been the their hub from the beginning. The company has been closely following the situation in Japan and has been doing all that is needed for the safety of their employees. There are approximately 1100 employees (including consultants) working at both the offices in Tokyo, and confirms that no employee was injured, and no major damage  has been done to their offices. The affected area in northern Japan supplies a large portion of the world’s electronics industry with components, and the current situation also seems to impact Sony Ericsson’s business. Continue reading “Sony Ericsson affected by Earthquake in Japan”

Tour of Japanese Mobile Market by NTT DOCOMO

Earlier this month,  I was off to Japan on invitation from NTT Docomo as a part of the Tata Docomo 3G Life activity. Sounds like fun right ?  Excitement is an understatement.  I have always been amazed by the Japanese mobile market. Almost all of the products are not available outside the land of the rising sun.I have been very interested in NTT Docomo ever since I saw them at MWC and CommunicAsia. Stuff like Separable Phone and Eye controlled earphones are not something you would expect to see everyday. As you all might know NTT DOCOMO is one of the leading mobile operators in Japan with over 55% market share. The company holds 26% stake in Indian telecom operator Tata Docomo which sparked of the per second billing revolution and became the first private operator to launch 3G services.

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