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March 6, 2013

Sony Xperia Z Comparison - European Version (C6603) vs Japanese Version (SO-02E)

(GSM Insider) - Sony Xperia Z Comparison - European Version (C6603) vs Japanese Version (SO-02E).

There were news from Japan said that the Sony Xperia Z for NTT DoCoMo with the model number of SO-02E has a sharper display resolution then the Sony Xperia Z for European market. So is the case now? How come different? You can observe from the images below.


Sony Xperia Z European Version (C6603) vs Sony Xperia Z Japanese Version (SO-02E)


Sony Xperia Z European Version (C6603) vs Sony Xperia Z Japanese Version (SO-02E)


Sony Xperia Z European Version (C6603) vs Sony Xperia Z Japanese Version (SO-02E)


Sony Xperia Z European Version (C6603) vs Sony Xperia Z Japanese Version (SO-02E)


Sony Xperia Z European Version (C6603) vs Sony Xperia Z Japanese Version (SO-02E)


Sony Xperia Z European Version (C6603) vs Sony Xperia Z Japanese Version (SO-02E)


Sony Xperia Z European Version (C6603) vs Sony Xperia Z Japanese Version (SO-02E)


Sony Xperia Z European Version (C6603) vs Sony Xperia Z Japanese Version (SO-02E)


Sony Xperia Z European Version (C6603) vs Sony Xperia Z Japanese Version (SO-02E)


Sony Xperia Z European Version (C6603) vs Sony Xperia Z Japanese Version (SO-02E)

From the observation on both Sony Xperia Z European version and the Japanese version, there are differences between the displays of both devices.

The display of Sony Xperia Z SO-02E is sharper than the Sony Xperia Z European version. As the navigation bar and notification bar of Sony Xperia Z European version are in gray color instead of the black color. But the Sony Xperia Z SO-02E for Japanese market has navigation and notification bar in black color. 

It remains unknown why Sony decided to use two differences colors instead of standardized all in black color. The gray color notification bar and navigation bar of Sony Xperia Z really low down the quality of the device as the display looks not as sharp as other devices in the market.

There are many users that dissatisfied with the gray color navigation bar and the notification bar of the Sony Xperia Z. They mentioned that gray color indeed brings down whole appearance of the Sony Xperia Z which is supposedly a high end premium device. They are demanding Sony to solve this matter by release new firmware update or ROM update soon. Do you get it, Sony? 

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February 28, 2013

Surface Pro And Surface RT Heading To More Countries In Coming Months

(GSM Insider) - Surface Pro And Surface RT Heading To More Countries In Coming Months.

Microsoft just announced that its Surface Pro and Surface RT are heading to more markets in the coming months. 

The Surface RT tablet coming to Taiwan, Singapore, Russia, New Zealand, Mexico and Japan. The Surface Pro tablet coming to Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United Kingdom in the coming months. 

The bad news is Microsoft did not reveal the exact launch date and the pricing of both Surface RT and Surface Pro. Continue reading GSM Insider for more details. 

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February 26, 2013

Microsoft Surface Tablet Arriving In Japan On March 2013

(GSM Insider) - Microsoft Surface Tablet Arriving In Japan On March 2013

Hey Japanese, the Surface tablet is now heading to your country on next month, March 2013. According to sources from Japan, Microsoft ready to launch its Surface tablet to the Japanese market later on next month. 

It is interesting to see how Surface tablet competes with other Windows powered tablets in the local market. The pricing of Surface tablet could be higher than the local products. But would you mind to purchase the tablet from the Windows maker? Any taker here for the Surface tablet in Japan? 

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February 22, 2013

Huawei GL07S Launches In Japan, Looks Like Huawei Ascend P2

(GSM Insider) - Huawei GL07S Launches In Japan, Looks Like Huawei Ascend P2.

Recently, Japanese carrier Emobile has launched Huawei GL07S smartphone. It looks like the Huawei Ascend P2 smartphone that is set for launch at the Mobile World Congress 2013


Huawei GL07S features 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 13-megapixels camera, 32GB of internal memory and a 2350mAh battery. Huawei GL07S supported LTE network and the thickness is 8.6mm. 

Emobile is a small size carrier in Japan. The Huawei GL07S is the first LTE-enabled device for Emobile. Since the Huawei Ascend P2 is not launch yet, hard to determine whether Huawei GL07S is the Huawei Ascend P2 variant in Japan. 

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February 8, 2013

Windows Phones Are Among Best Selling In Japan, According To Retailer

(GSM Insider) - Windows Phones Are Among Best Selling In Japan, According To Retailer.


According to Expansys Japan, the Windows Phones are among the best selling devices there. The retailer listed that Nokia Lumia 620, Nokia Lumia 820 and HTC 8S among the best selling devices. 

Neither Nokia Lumia 620 nor Nokia Lumia 820 are yet to officially launch by any carrier in Japan. But the retailer both devices to the market and received somewhat good sales there. 

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BlackBerry Will Not Release BlackBerry Z10 And Q10 In Japan At The Moment

(GSM Insider) - BlackBerry Will Not Release BlackBerry Z10 And Q10 In Japan At The Moment.

The launch of the BlackBerry 10 might be the best ever BlackBerry to-date. But not everyone knows how to appreciate the BlackBerry device. One of the those people is Japanese.

According to Reuters, BlackBerry owned the market share in Japan only 0.3%. It's really oh my goodness! BlackBerry achieved not even 1% of market share. What the hell is going on for BlackBerry in the Japanese market? The low popularity among the Japanese is the main reason why BlackBerry isn't releasing its BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 in the Japanese market "at the moment". 

What BlackBerry means that no BlackBerry 10 devices in the near future. But who knows that BlackBerry might launch those two devices in the Japanese market in coming future. BlackBerry stated that it will continue to support and update the current BlackBerry devices there. 

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January 31, 2013

ZTE Grand X Pro Officially Announces, 4.5-inch HD Display, Dual-Core And ICS Preloaded

(GSM Insider) - ZTE Grand X Pro Officially Announces, 4.5-inch HD Display, Dual-Core And ICS Preloaded.

ZTE continues its roll out smartphone and tablet everyday. Yes! Everyday! The latest device is the ZTE Grand X Pro. But it is for the Japanese market.
ZTE Grand X Pro is packed with 4.5-inch display with 720p HD display. It isn't a bad device as it features an HD sharp display. Since it is a middle-range device, it is powered by a dual-core processor with the name of MediaTek MT6577T. The RAM memory is 1GB while its internal memory is 4GB. ZTE Grand X Pro runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Other specs of ZTE Grand X Pro included WiFi, Bluetooth, a MicroSD slot and a 2000mAh battery. ZTE Grand X Pro is a dual-SIM smartphone.

One thing for sure is this ZTE Grand X Pro isn't coming to Europe or America. Its only available in Japan. 

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January 22, 2013

Huawei Ascend D2 HW-03E For Japanese Market Announces, It Isn't A 5-inch 1080p Device

(GSM Insider) - Huawei Ascend D2 HW-03E For Japanese Market Announces, It Isn't A 5-inch 1080p Device.

When you heard of Huawei Ascend D2, you may recall the 5-inch 1080p phablet that made its appearance at the CES 2013. But this isn't the case in Japan.

NTT DoCoMo announces the Huawei Ascend D2 earlier with the model number of HW-03E. After browsing through the specs, this Huawei Ascend D2 HW-03E is not same like the Huawei Ascend D2 global version. The are much differences between the Japanese version and global version.

Huawei Ascend D2 HW-03E for Japanese market having a 4.7-inch 720p HD display which is smaller and lower resolution than the Huawei Ascend D2 global version that having 5-inch 1080p Full HD display. The processor and RAM in Huawei Ascend D2 HW-03E are still same like the global version at 1.5GHz Hisilicom K3V2 quad-core and 2GB of RAM.

The front-facing of Huawei Ascend D2 HW-03E is 1-megapixel while the rear-facing camera is 13-megapixels as the same for the Huawei Ascend D2 global version. Huawei Ascend D2 HW-03E is also a water-proof and dust-proof device. Both Japanese version and global version of Huawei Ascend D2 are running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Emotion UI. 

Huawei Ascend D2 HW-03E is releasing in Japanese market on April 2013. Who is getting this 4.7-inch 720p Huawei Ascend D2?

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Panasonic ELUGA X P-02E Officially Announces, First 5-inch 1080p Device From Panasonic

(GSM Insider) - Panasonic ELUGA X P-02E Officially Announces, First 5-inch 1080p Device From Panasonic.

Few days ago, GSM Insider revealed that the Panasonic ELUGA X was leaked before officially unveiled by NTT DoCoMo. But never mind. The Panasonic ELUGA X is now official. 

Actually, this Panasonic ELUGA X P-02E is not something new if you following us since last year. This Panasonic P-02E was surfaced since last year Christmas period. At that time, it was identified as having 5-inch 1080p display. 

No matter what, the ELUGA X P-02E is now official for the NTT DoCoMo and it is also the first 5-inch 1080p Full HD device from Panasonic.

The specs of Panasonic ELUGA X P-02E include 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM, 13-megapixels of rear-facing camera, 1.2-megapixels of front-facing camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Panasonic ELUGA X P-02E having 2320mAh of battery.

Panasonic ELUGA X P-02E is releasing on January 30, 2013 at NTT DoCoMo in Japan. 

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Sharp ARROW X F-02E Officially Unveils, 5-inch 1080p Device With Tegra 3, 16MP and Jelly Bean

(GSM Insider) - Sharp ARROW X F-02E Officially Unveils, 5-inch 1080p Device With Tegra 3, 16MP and Jelly Bean.

Sharp latest phone in Japan is known as the ARROW X with the model number of F-02E. This is the device that exclusively for NTT DoCoMo as it is also known as the NTT DoCoMo ARROW X.

This is yet another powerful device from Sharp and also a 5-inch 1080p Full HD device. This Sharp ARROW X F-02E is powered by 1.7GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. 

It has a 16.1-megapixels rear facing camera and 1.2-megapixels front facing camera. This is running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with 2420mAh battery. 

Sharp ARROW X F-02E will available at NTT DoCoMo on next month. So those who living in Japan that interested with this Sharp ARROW X F-02E please head to NTT DoCoMo website for more information. 

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NTT DoCoMo MEDIAS W N-05E Is A Dual Display Smartphone, Officially Announces

(GSM Insider) - NTT DoCoMo MEDIAS W N-05E Is A Dual Display Smartphone, Officially Announces.

Never see before a dual display smartphone? This is the MEDIAS W N-05E for NTT DoCoMo with dual display. It has two displays as each for the front and the back of the device. So you can using the smartphone from front and from back as well.

MEDIAS W N-05E is a mid-range smartphone. Two of the displays are having qHD resolution and the sizes are the same as well with 4.3-inch. It is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor and 1GB of RAM. 

MEDIAS W N-05E having 16GB of microSD expansion. Other than these specs mentioned, it has Bluetooth, WiFi, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 13-megapixels camera and 2100mAh battery.

MEDIAS W N-05E arriving at NTT DoCoMo around April this year. 

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z Officially Unveils, Heading To NTT DoCoMo On Mid-March

(GSM Insider) - Sony Xperia Tablet Z Officially Unveils, Heading To NTT DoCoMo On Mid-March.

Its Sony time! Sony tablet time! Sony Xperia Tablet Z just unveiled by the Japanese carrier, NTT DoCoMo. This Jelly Bean tablet with model number of SO-03E is heading toward the Japanese market.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z SO-03E is having a 10.1-inch WXUGA display. The WXUGA resolution is higher than the 1080p Full HD. It is powered by 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro and 2GB of RAM. The internal memory is 32GB with supports microSD expansion.

Other features of Sony Xperia Tablet Z SO-03E include water-proof, dust-proof, LTE-enabled, Bluetooth, WiFi and NFC. To make it better, Sony Xperia Tablet Z SO-03E comes with 8.1-megapixels rear-facing camera and 2.4-megapixels front-facing camera. 

This Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean tablet arriving at NTT DoCoMo around mid-March. 

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Sony Xperia Z SO-02E Officially Announces, 5-inch 1080p Device With XI LTE Arriving At Japan On February 9

(GSM Insider) - Sony Xperia Z SO-02E Officially Announces, 5-inch 1080p Device With XI LTE Arriving At Japan On February 9.

Folks, if you are getting the Sony Xperia Z, then you should envy those living in Japan as they are getting their Sony Xperia Z sooner then you all.

Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo officially announces its Sony Xperia Z with the mode number of SO-02E. If you are getting a Sony Xperia Z with the number that mentioned above, then it is only compatible with the XI LTE network of NTT DoCoMo.

This Sony Xperia Z SO-02E is basically same with the Sony Xperia Z global edition in terms of the specs. So the Sony Xperia Z SO-02E having a 5-inch 1080p Full HD display, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixels camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 16GB of internal memory and a 2330mAh battery. Sony Xperia Z SO-02E is also water-proof and dust-proof like the global version.

Sony Xperia Z SO-02E begins for reservation on tomorrow and will arrive on February 9th, 2013. It is available in white, black and purple three main colours. 

Sony Xperia Z SO-02E won the GSM Insider Best Smartphone of CES 2013 is the main reason for you to purchase. 

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LG Optimus G Pro Officially Announces, The First 5-inch 1080p Device From The Korean Manufacturer

(GSM Insider) - LG Optimus G Pro Officially Announces, The First 5-inch 1080p Device From The Korean Manufacturer.

Finally, the rumour on the LG Optimus G Pro is being unveiled by the NTT DoCoMo as the Japanese carrier officially announces the LG Optimus G Pro with the model number of L-04E.

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E is the first 5-inch 1080p Full HD device from the Korean manufacturer. LG is the latest manufacturer that joins the the 5-inch 1080p club.

Since this is heading to Japan, so it will not available in global market. Your dream will not come true if this LG Optimus G Pro L-04E is one of the devices that you considering.

Besides having the 5-inch 1080p Full HD display, LG Optimus G Pro L-04E packs with 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, 13-megapixels of rear-facing camera, 2.4-megapixels front-facing camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 3000mAh battery.

Other features include Bluetooth, WiFi and NOTTV. The LG Optimus G Pro L-04E is a water-proof and dust-proof device. The dimension is 139.0×70.0×10.0mm and 160g of weight.

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E is releasing in Japanese market on April this year with Platinum White and Indigo Black two colours. 

Last but not least is the question on the whether this LG Optimus G Pro is the LG Optimus G2 variant in Japanese market? The answer is maybe. Take a look at the HTC Butterfly that was launched in Japan as the HTC J Butterfly before it was launched for the global market. 

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January 19, 2013

Panasonic ELUGA X P-02E Leaks Before Launch, The 5-inch 1080p Device That Wont Available For You

(GSM Insider) - Panasonic ELUGA X P-02E Leaks Before Launch, The 5-inch 1080p Device That Wont Available For You.

Everyday, there will be different device that pop-up with 5-inch 1080p display. It is interesting but also boring, right? But it is a bad thing to learn about new device everyday especially for a gadget geek. 


The device above is the Panasonic ELUGA X for the Japanese market. The model number of Panasonic ELUGA X is P-02E. It is known as the NTT DoCoMo ELUGA X as well. Because you can hardly see any Panasonic logo in front and the back of the device. 

You may ask "How come you know this NTT DoCoMo ELUGA X is from Panasonic?". The answer is easy. ELUGA Series devices are from Panasonic since last time. Since this Panasonic ELUGA X P-02E is for the NTT DoCoMo exclusively, so it is not surprise with the Panasonic logo there. Isn't it?

Anyway, Panasonic ELUGA X P-02E is another 5-inch 1080p Full HD device. It packs with 5-inch 1080p Full HD display, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, 13.2-megapixels camera, NOTTV feature, 2320mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This Panasonic ELUGA X P-02E is a waterproof and dustproof device. 

Panasonic ELUGA X P-02E set for launch on 22 January 2013 by NTT DoCoMo in Japan. 

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NTT DoCoMo Has Its Own Sony Xperia Z, Hands On Image Leaks

(GSM Insider) - NTT DoCoMo Has Its Own Sony Xperia Z, Hands On Image Leaks

Sony Xperia Z was launched in CES 2013 on last week. But in this week, it was launched in China and in Taiwan separately but on the same day. It is not a surprise if its heading to more market soon.


Basically, the Sony Xperia Z is heading to the Japanese largest carrier, NTT-DoCoMo soon. The model number of Sony Xperia Z for NTT DoCoMo is SO-02E which is different from the L36h of global version. [Read more: Sony Xperia Z is GSM Insider's Best Smartphone of CES 2013]

From the leaked image above, the NTT DoCoMo logo is clearly showcased at the top front of the device. Thats why it is known as the NTT DoCoMo Xperia Z as well.

The specs of this Sony Xperia Z SO-02E are the same like the Sony Xperia Z global version. It packs with 5-inch 1080p Full HD display, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixels of front facing camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and other features like NFC, Bluetooth and WiFi. 

The main different between the Sony Xperia Z SO-02E (Japanese version) and Sony Xperia Z L36h (global version) is the Sony Xperia Z SO-02E compatible with XI LTE of NTT DoCoMo. The Sony Xperia Z SO-02E still a waterproof and dustproof device.

Sony Xperia Z SO-02E set for launch on 22 January 2013 by NTT DoCoMo in Japan. 

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Sharp Aquos Phone SH-04E Surfaced Before Launch, Gets Hands On Too

(GSM Insider) - Sharp Aquos Phone SH-04E Surfaced Before Launch, Gets Hands On Too.

Sharp Aquos Phone SH-04E is another device that set for launch by NTT DoCoMo. It is not a 5-inch 1080p device but a 720p HD device.


Sharp Aquos Phone SH-04E is ordinary when compared with the Sony Xperia Z SO-02E and Panasonic ELUGA X P-02E. But it is still an impressive device when compared to others.

Sharp Aquos Phone SH-04E having a 4.5-inch 720p HD display. The display is the IGZO display from Sharp. It is powered by 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core and 2GB of RAM. It packs with 13-megapixels camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In addition, it has 16GB of internal memory as well 2000mAh battery. Sharp Aquos Phone SH-04E is indeed a waterproof and dustproof device that supports wireless charging.

Sharp Aquos Phone SH-04E set for launch on 22 January 2013 by NTT DoCoMo in Japan.

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