China's Foxconn manufacturing sites are expanding based on cheap labor, while Japan's older, traditional Sharp plants hang on through cost-cutting measures.
Couples at the Tokyo Game Show tested Brain Kiss, a new iPad app that checks if their brain waves are compatible with the help of a Bluetooth headset.
Police said at least 191 handsets were stolen from multiple shops in the hours before they opened for business Friday
A Tokyo court ruled Friday that Samsung did not infringe an Apple patent in a locally filed lawsuit, a minor victory for Samsung in the ongoing legal battles between the two companies.
Japan's smartphone users have surged 43 percent this year, and two-thirds now use Android devices, according to a survey conducted by comScore.
A Taiwanese company has launched a bare bones handset for $70 and plans to market it to rental car firms and mobile operators.
Televisions must evolve to become fully interactive and connected to online services in order to keep their position at the center of the home, a Panasonic executive said at the Comdex trade show on Tuesday.
Thanks in large part to the iPhone 4S being available from multiple carriers, nearly one in three smartphones sold in Japan last fiscal year was an iPhone.
Articles by Jay Alabaster