Docomo, Japan's largest mobile operator, and Line, the most popular mobile messaging app in Japan right now, are forming a partnership to offer collaborative services for their Japanese customers. Two apps will be developed under their collaboration, one for the Raku Raku smartphone range and the other for Docomo customers that use Line for Android.
Fujitsu’s Raku-Raku Smartphone F-12D, a mobile phone sporting a modified Android platform, has been awarded Germany's Universal Design Award 2013 and Universal Design Consumer Favorite award 2013. The Raku-Raku Smartphone, released in the summer of 2012, was specifically designed to target elderly phone users.
Japan's Fujitsu has said it will begin its first sales of mobile phones outside the domestic market, starting with the release of its senior-friendly smartphone. Known as the Raku-Raku in Japan, the Android 4.0-powered device will be first released in its home country in August, but will make its debut in France sometime during the second half of the year, and on the carrier Orange.
For the first time, Japanese electronics giant Fujitsu will be releasing one of its lines of smartphones outside of Japan starting next year. This was the new strategy unveiled by company president Masami Yamamoto during an interview with eight media outlets on Thursday.
While Apple's stronghold on other markets has gotten weaker, in Japan it still is the dominant smartphone brand according to data released by the International Data Corporation (IDC). Shipment numbers show that 25% of all smartphones shipped to Japan were iPhones, 23.5% Fujitsu phones and 9.5% are Samsung.
Fujitsu, the large Japanese electronics manufacturer, has unveiled a new smartphone that is specifically designed to appeal elderly users. By collaborating with Google, Fujitsu has designed a new Android interface that is more simplified than recent versions, and has paired the device with a unique type of touchscreen. The new F-12D is part of the company's RakuRaku line, named after the Japanese word meaning "easy" or "comfortable."