Tag: japan

Here’s your Olympic medal. Some of it used to be a Nokia.

Provided that Japan still exists and North Korea haven’t fired another ruddy missile at it, then they’ll be holding the Olympics in 2020. The medals, which usually cost a small fortune to create, are going to be made in a very different way this time. Members of Japan’s …

The new Kyocera rafre KYV40 – A phone you can wash

Let’s be honest, there’s a few places where we use our smartphones quite a bit, and it’s always where we’ve got some “down time”. The smoking shelter outside of work (which has now changed from a horribly smelly place into a huge air freshener thanks to the vape …

Sony Xperia Z4 launched in Japan

You won’t be able to understand a word of the Sony press release, but what we can tell you is that the Sony Xperia Z4 has been officially announced in Japan. It comes equipped with a 5.2″ IPS LCD 1920 x 1080 display and is just 6.9mm thick.  …

HTC announce the Butterfly 2

HTC have a wide range of devices available worldwide, not all of them are available to us here in the UK. Which is a shame as the HTC Butterfly that they released last year was a bit of a looker. This year they’ve gone and announced its successor …

The same but different – Japanese and British Smartphone Use

A recent survey by Nielsen has shown the differences in usage between the Japanese and the British average smartphone user. It would seem that not only are the two countries miles apart geographically, they are also some distance away from each other in terms of the way that they …

HTC Japan anounce the J Butterfly

HTC Japan have announced the HTC J Butterfly and boy is it a looker. It is a 5″ 1080p phone that looks a bit like a larger version of the One X. It is available in either White, Black or Red. Spec wise it is pretty impressive, packing …