The Evolution of the Mobile Phone in One Giant Picture

The mobile phone, or smartphone as we now tend to call it, has come a long way since its invention. To celebrate its 20th anniversary Japanese communications company NTT DoCoMo put together an actual display, illustrating the the evolution of its phone line. Read More >>

Grip-Based Phone Interface Lets You Squeeze to Tap

If you've ever tried to use your smartphone while standing in a cramped tube carriage, or while carrying a bag of shopping, you soon realise the limitations of a touchscreen UI. You need two hands free, particularly in the age of the jumbophone. So as an alternative means to interact with your device—not a replacement—NTT Docomo in Japan has developed a handset that detects and responds to squeezes. Read More >>

There's a Smartphone Battery that Can Recharge Itself in 10 Minutes

On display at Japan's CEATEC tradeshow is a new technology developed by NTT Docomo and NEC that can fully charge a lithium ion battery in 10 minutes. Read More >>


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