Three of Japan’s four biggest mobile carriers, namely NTT Docomo, KDDI au, and eAccess, are about to make it easier for their combined subscriber base of roughly 90 million people to exchange emails with other. The plan is to standardize the display of emoticons, or emoji in Japanese, across handsets offered by the three networks. As… Continue reading Three Of Japan’s Top Telcos Standardize Display Of Email Emoticons
[Update 2011-08-01] Some emoji-s may cause troubles by bugs. NAOI reported [J] folder with emoji-s categorized in specific section could disappear. Japanese blogger NAOI pointed out how Lion, the new version of Mac OS X, added more support of color emoji on its system level. Gmail has been known its emoji support, but that support… Continue reading Will You Use Color Emoji Folders And Files On Mac OS X Lion?
Disney Mobile announced [J] to release new Android 2.2 smartphone in February. Disney Mobile is one of few successful MVNOs in Japan. Since 2008, they sell Disney feature phones [J] using Japan #3 Softbank Mobile network. This time they have not opened on which carriers the Disney smartphone works yet. But the silhouette seems to… Continue reading Japan To Get Disney Android
Japanese cellphone is the birthplace of emoji – emoticon as a single letter. Now they are usable outside of Japan on Gmail and iPhone. By Google’s and others effort, October 11, 2010, they were included in the international standard, Unicode version 6.0. So now those pictogram are supposed to be used for communication among anyone… Continue reading Sending Emoji Musical Note May Result In Poop Mark On Japanese Cellphone
You might have heard about that Gmail and iPhone has added Japan originated emoticon, Emoji, set. You may know that Google has been promoting those “letters” into Unicode standard. Filing those drawings as new letters is, though Chinese letters were made from drawings thousands years ago, not acceptable for all people, some says it is… Continue reading Emoji/Manga Relation Explained Fully
Official Google Blog (Japanese) announced [J] that their gmail on PC now became capable to send Emoji, emoticon-like letters supported by Japanese cellphones. (receiving emoji-mail from cellphone has been supported already.) Even in English mode of gmail, your “Rich formatting” mode has a new set of emoji selector. I sent a mail with emoji-s from… Continue reading GMail supports Emoji for Japanese Cellphone
iPhone 3G provided by Softbank on coming 11th July will be the first iPhone in Japan. Since Jobs’ announcement, there are bunch of Japanese medias and blogs have been discussing if iPhone 3G is worth buying. To clarify how iPhone and the latest Japanese cellphones spec are different, Asiajin called for comments on what functionalities… Continue reading Face Off: iPhone 3G and Japanese cellphones
If l33t is an English phenomenon mainly among Geeks, “Gal-Moji” (“Moji” = letters) is the counterpart for Japanese cellphone users, especially teenaged girls. As with leetspeak, Gal-Moji users replace a standard Japanese character with a different but similar-looking character. This is made more chaotic, however, by the fact that the Japanese language has 3 different… Continue reading Gal-Moji: leetspeak for Japanese highschool girls