NTT DoCoMo Halted Brand-New BlackBerry Sales, While Sankei Keeps Distributing Its 1st Newspaper App For The Phone

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BlackBerry Logo
Sankei Shimbun
Japan’s largest mobile operator NTT DoCoMo started selling the brand-new smartphone BlackBerry Bold (BBB) from Research In Motion(RIM) recently, but the operator halted[J] sales after only a week since its introduction, because the handset has reportedly overheated while the battery is being recharged.
By the way, we covered a couple of  stories about newspaper apps last month, and it is surprising that the first ever BBB app for its Japanese Edition was developed and introduced by the Sankei Newspaper[J].  (Available from this link.   File size: 28 kilobytes)
Sankei's App for Blackberry Bold
Unlike Sankei’s iPhone app shown below, the BBB app (above) allows you to read the 30 latest stories in each of the following categories: local news, economics & IT, politics, international and sports. (The iPhone app shows you the entire image of each page of the printed edition. You can click a part of the page to zoom-in to see pictures and read stories using the app.)
Sankei's iPhone App
BBB is known for being used by celebrities including U.S. President Barack Obama and Britney Spears.
(Proofread by: Sean O’Hagan)

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