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Android Disney Phone Detailed [Video]

Last time we spoke about this lovely Mickey Mouse branded phone, we didn't know all that much about it. Now we've got a bit of a tip from a fellow named Paul.F who has shown us the way to the official Disney Phone homepage in Japan. This is the DM009SH, previously believed to be a re-branded version of the Galapagos 003SH, this one appears to be not all that far off point. This is Disney's first Android smartphone (and indeed their first smartphone period, if you want to think of it that way,) all previous models being lower-tier flipphones and other tiny products. Here's the big mouse.

Onkyo Introduces an Android 2.2 Tegra 250 Tablet Called TA117

What a lovely name! TA117, it rings in the ears like an oncoming storm of bits. Onkyo Japan has just sent out a press release introducing their newest Android tablet, the TA117, much faster than its crappy ol' slow TW317 predecessor, this new tablet comes packed with a Tagra 250 Chipset (1Ghz) and a bit of the soon-to-be ancient Android 2.2 Froyo. TA117 has a 10.1" (1024×600) screen, Bluetooth, microSDHC slot, HDMI, two USB 2.0 ports, WiFi, a 1.3Mpix Camera sensor in 267x173x14.8mm and 800g.

Ameri-Smartphone Moon over Japan – Sharp Corporation to Release Galapagos Android Devices

So you're walking around a city in Japan, it's about five or ten years back, what do you see? Japan-born electronics as far as the eye can see. Now you're in that same city, it's 2010 - what do you see? iPhones. Tons of iPhones. And what else do you see a spattering of? Android-based phones. Just a spattering, but they're on the rise. In a country known as the Galapagos Islands of mobile phone markets for their wonderful and varied selection of devices and systems, a new wave is cresting, a wave of American-made mobile tech - and app developers are in the mood for surfing.

Nintendo DS like Android-based tablet PC

What you’re looking at here is the Lifetouch by NEC. It bears a striking resemblance to the Nintendo DS. This will be a 7-inch Android 2.1 tablet that should make its way into the Japanese market this October.