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Android might have launched last month in a cloud of vapor, but since then we've seen a couple of concrete developments from Google's mobile phone project. The latest comes courtesy of Japan's Willcom, which recently demonstrated what appears to be an early prototype of an Android reference board r

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Android might have launched last month in a cloud of vapor, but since then we've seen a couple of concrete developments from Google's mobile phone project. The latest comes courtesy of Japan's Willcom, which recently demonstrated what appears to be an early prototype of an Android reference board r

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Sometimes -- all too often, in fact -- devices simply don't live up to their carefully selected and prepared press shots, but yeah, we're pretty sure that's not the case here. LetsGoMobile recently had a peep at Sharp's lovely WS011SH Advanced/W-ZERO3 [es] on the floor of IFA, and seriously, it see

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Japanese carrier Willcom has hooked up with Sanyo to show off a back-to-basics handset powered by a single AA battery -- one of Sanyo's own Eneloop rechargeables, naturally -- that still manages to serve up 5 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby. Just how back-to-basics are we talking, exact

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Japanese carrier Willcom has hooked up with Sanyo to show off a back-to-basics handset powered by a single AA battery -- one of Sanyo's own Eneloop rechargeables, naturally -- that still manages to serve up 5 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby. Just how back-to-basics are we talking, exact

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It's not too often that we find a fairly well-spec'd all-in-one gizmo humming along on Windows CE 6, but apparently, Sophia Mobile's nani is one such device. According to \"official specifications\" just released, this PDA phone will also feature a 600MHz processor, 4.3-inch 800 x 400 resolution disp

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It's not too often that we find a fairly well-spec'd all-in-one gizmo humming along on Windows CE 6, but apparently, Sophia Mobile's nani is one such device. According to \"official specifications\" just released, this PDA phone will also feature a 600MHz processor, 4.3-inch 800 x 400 resolution disp

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We're not sure why Willcom would feel the need to ever look beyond Sharp to supply it with badass Windows CE-based phone after badass Windows CE-based phone -- but now that we've seen the result, we're glad they did. The \"nani\" from Sophia Mobile (who?) rocks a glorious 800 x 480 WVGA display, WiFi

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It was pretty well obscured (at least on our side of the pond) by the release of the glitzier, more glamorous WS011SH from Sharp, but that doesn't mean we don't love Toshiba's WX320T just the same. Technologically, the PHS-based Willcom device holds its own with a 2.4 inch QVGA primary display, mic

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So the Sharp device we thought Microsoft had accidentally leaked a day early yesterday actually looks nothing -- and we mean nothing -- like the actual handset, though what they ended up unveiling is still crazy cool. The Sharp WS011SH Advanced/W-ZERO3 [es], which we believe may be the most complic

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Remember the \"X\" Japan's Willcom teased us with a few weeks back? Other than offering that it'd be an ultra-thin Windows Mobile 6 device, the carrier offered virtually no info -- and with all due respect, the teaser site was a little heavy on tease and light on details. Thanks to a Microsoft press

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Japan's Willcom sure doesn't have a shortage of handsets that rock the foundation of what a wireless phone should be, so enter this entry: a handset inside a headset. Willcom's conceptual \"handset\" here (that will never be in your hand) will accept a Willcom W-SIM so that the wireless headset sitti

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Those crazy cats at Japan's Willcom don't let their bizarre PHS network stop them from releasing some of the most lustworthy devices on the planet. For whatever reason, Windows Mobile seems to be particularly loved in Willcom's ranks, and the trend continues with the upcoming \"X\" (opposite NTT DoCo

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Japan's Willcom wants earthquake and tsunami situations not to affect your wireless calls or your emergency lighting. By that, we mean that the \"Torch Light\" handset can be used as an emergency lighting device (say, if power goes out) and will allow you to place that all-important call if local cel

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If you're getting tired of the mainstream barrage of handsets rolling out on a near-hourly basis, and don't mind sourcing your mobile from Japan, Willcom's got you covered. The highly customizable WP004 aims to please just about everyone, as it starts out as a basic communication device, but allow

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Any of us blessed (or cursed) to spend the majority of our waking hours theoretically locked in a corporate boardroom know very well the form and function of a desktop speakerphone, but Panasonic and Willcom and teaming up to deliver a rendition that relies on cellular technology rather than landlin

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Any of us blessed (or cursed) to spend the majority of our waking hours theoretically locked in a corporate boardroom know very well the form and function of a desktop speakerphone, but Panasonic and Willcom and teaming up to deliver a rendition that relies on cellular technology rather than landlin

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It may not exactly be a 9-phone spectacular, but Japan's Willcom certainly doesn't want to get left out of the launch party, and they're parading a pair of new handsets to prove it. The WX321J candybar from JRC looks like the more interesting of the two, offering up biometric security, NetFront, mi

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What's a \"nico,\" you ask? It's a kid-friendly candybar served up by Japan's Willcom, a carrier riding on the short-range PHS network perhaps best known for Sharp's lustworthy W-ZERO3 Pocket PC. So anyway, these rather curious-looking nicos have been kicking around for a while now -- but so far, the

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If you're looking to stock up on the latest WSIM goodies for your carrier's short-range PHS network (we aren't, on account of there being no PHS coverage here in the States), Japan's Willcom has you covered. Their new ExpressCard/34 adapter accepts a WSIM card, hooking up MacBook Pro users -- or an

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