Surprisingly, Japanese consumers seem not to be interested in such
converged phones (communicators) like the hiptop from Danger. Although,
the SH2101V from DoCoMo looks bulky. Maybe, if the Japanese carriers
introduce the likes of the hiptop, the uptake would be more sizeable?
Don't you think that the Japanese carriers miss this niche of "converged"
Or the Japanese users feel quite comfortable with the one-hand operation
I agree with the two traits mentioned regarding the hiptop, and also would
one more: Internet browsing (not just WAP 2.0). The supposed users of the
are 18-34 year olds that grew up with the Internet being around and the
be connected always and anywhere is very important selling point for them.
As for the Ogo, yes it targets the same consumer segment: young people of
year old as the hiptop does, but Ogo's functionality is way far from the
hiptop. Ogo is
only a SMS/IM/email communicator without voice capability and Internet
would rather name Motorola A630 as the closest rival of the hiptop.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Bowbeer" <joe.bowbeer_at_gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 12:42 AM
Subject: (keitai-l) Re: Is there anything like the hiptop device in Japan?
> Two distinctive traits of a hiptop-like "communicator" are a larger
> landscape screen and a larger two-handed keyboard. It appears that the
> SH2101V is the only thing offered by Docomo matching this description.
> (Thanks for the link, Kyle.)
> By the way, you might also mention the Ogo (AT&T Wireless) when you're
> referring to these communicator devices, as it was designed to compete
> with the hiptop.
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Received on Fri Dec 3 06:11:05 2004