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Softbank releasing NFC mobile payment stickers for iPhone 4

With near field communication technology shaping up to be the number one new feature on handsets and mobile devices starting next year, a Japanese carrier is already planning on releasing limited NFC functionality >>

German newspaper pegs Nintendo 3DS for November 11 in Japan

A German newspaper has preemptively published the purported release date for Nintendo’s next mobile gaming system, the 3DS. The paper writes that the 3DS will be released in Japan on November 11 and will have a European >>

Japan's NTT DoCoMo to go SIM-free in 2011

In an interview with the Nikkei Business Daily, NTT DoCoMo’s president Ryuji Yamada revealed that Japans’s largest wireless carrier may go SIM-Free in 2011. The move would allow customers to easily switch to and from >>

Skype for iPhone now available in U.S. App Store

Well, our Japanese brothers and sisters got a little head-start, but now we’ll be able to check it out for ourselves. Yes — it’s available right now. Let us know if you get >>

BlackBerry Bold pulled from shelves in Japan

It looks like four bands of HSPA is too much for a BlackBerry to handle as Japanese carrier DoCoMo has suspended all sales of the Bold due to overheating issues. Since its February >>