Keitai: the mobile phones in Japan
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a few things about the Ketai (name of the mobile phones in Japan)
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Japan's Philanderers Stay Faithful to Their 'Infidelity Phones'

Japan's Philanderers Stay Faithful to Their 'Infidelity Phones' | Keitai: the mobile phones in Japan | Scoop.it

"Over the past few years, as many people rushed to trade in their old phones for smartphones, Japan's philanderers have remained faithful to one particular brand: Fujitsu Ltd.'s older "F-Series" phones, which feature some attractive stealth privacy features.

The aging flip-phone—nicknamed the "uwaki keitai" or "infidelity phone"—owes its enduring popularity to customers who don't believe newer smartphones are as discreet at hiding their illicit romances..."

 


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Nikkei: BlackBerry to stop selling phones in Japan, no longer able to ...

Nikkei: BlackBerry to stop selling phones in Japan, no longer able to ... | Keitai: the mobile phones in Japan | Scoop.it
It looks like Japan won't be a part of BlackBerry's BB10 launch plans now or anytime in the foreseeable future. According to a report from Nikkei,
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Cell phone culture: How cultural differences affect mobile use

Cell phone culture: How cultural differences affect mobile use | Keitai: the mobile phones in Japan | Scoop.it

In the UK, it is called a mobile, in the U.S. cell phone, in Latin America celular, in Japan keitai (portable), in China shou-ji (hand machine), in Bangladesh muthophone (phone in the palm of your hand), in Sweden nalle (teddy bear), in Israel Pelephone (wonder phone) and in Germany a handy.

 

[In Japan] If someone tries to board a bus while taking a call, the driver will not let them on, adds cultural anthropologist Mizuko Ito. "In Japan your phone shouldn't be a nuisance to others," she says. "This means generally keeping it on manner mode when out of the house, and not taking calls in cafes and restaurants. If somebody's phone rings, they will be flustered and silence it or take a very quick call."

 

In Spain and Italy, in contrast, mobiles are used everywhere and people discuss are not averse to discussing their personal lives in public. Renfe, the state-owned train operating company in Spain, once promoted its journeys on a poster depicting conversations people can have with their partners on cell phones from the train.

 

In parts of India and Africa, there is also a culture of split-second calls known as "flashing" or "beeping." Jonathan Donner, a researcher at Microsoft India who published a paper on "The Rules of Beeping," said: "Beeping is simple: A person calls a mobile telephone number and then hangs up before the mobile's owner can pick up the call."


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Japan's “Galapagos Phones” Strive to Survive in a Smart Phone World - ROCKETNEWS24

Japan's “Galapagos Phones” Strive to Survive in a Smart Phone World - ROCKETNEWS24 | Keitai: the mobile phones in Japan | Scoop.it
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Japanese old-style mobile phones are increasingly being called garake – short for garapagosu keitai (Galapagos mobile phone).
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Japan's Philanderers Stay Faithful to Their 'Infidelity Phones'

Japan's Philanderers Stay Faithful to Their 'Infidelity Phones' | Keitai: the mobile phones in Japan | Scoop.it

As many people rushed to trade in old phones for smartphones, Japan's philanderers have remained faithful to older DoCoMo phones because of privacy features.

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Carrier App Stores Suck, So Japan's KDDI Did Something Different ...

Carrier App Stores Suck, So Japan's KDDI Did Something Different ... | Keitai: the mobile phones in Japan | Scoop.it
In Japan, smartphone penetration is still lower than 50 percent. Yet, Japan has this wonderfully rich history of elaborate feature phones and gaming and app platforms that have revenue-per-user metrics that still put Western ...
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Sony Aims to Make Mobile-Device Unit Profitable Next Year - Bloomberg

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4, Sony said, citing researcher Keitai Watch. The company is also introducing a new water-resistant tablet, the Xperia Tablet Z. Sony began selling its first tablet in 2011.
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