You should be able to take your N70 to Tokyo, and as long as you are with a
carrier that has data roaming agreements with either Vodafone or DoCoMo,
there shouldn't be any problems using it there. I would discourage trying to
get the VFKK handsets to do something like loading a Symbian app, that a
very smart man named Hitoshi spent months figuring out how to not let you
do. So far I haven't seen a lot of success in this area. Also, the Nokia 3G
phones are not, from everything that I have heard, able to be unlocked, and
so getting a Japanese phone and unlocking it wouldn't work with the Nokia
phones. If you want to try a Japanese phone for the MIDP application, I
would suggest, if you can find one, a Vodafone Sony Ericcson 802SE. You can
just put the apps directly on it's memory stick duo, and away you go. No
signing is required. It is also fully MIDP compatible. I am not sure whether
DoCoMo have finally gotten full MIDP compatibility, but think not. Vodafone,
from what I know of the procilities of Mr. Ohta, head of content, will
probably not be MIDP compatible for much longer, though you never know:
Maybe the lower cost of standard-based phones will outweigh the joys of
developing everything yourself (not f*cking likely!).
If you want to take a phone to Tokyo, and then put in a Japanese SIM card
and connect to the network, good luck. The access point settings are
something that nobody seems to know how to set. I think there is something
else going on, too: My V802SE doesn't work right in the UK, even though I
have (gasp!) unlocked it, and the very nice lady in the shop at Vodafone
headquarters in Newbury set the access points for me. It is a bit
disappointing: It is the only handset I have that supports Japanese, and I
would like to be able to use it.
On 6/8/06, Joe Bowbeer <joe.bowbeer_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm interested in demonstrating a network-aware Symbian native app in
> Japan, as well as a network-aware MIDlet.
> I'm currently based in Seattle and It's been a few years since I was
> in Japan working with iApplis, so while I'm not a complete novice,
> much of what I know may no longer be relevant.
> Symbian first.
> Is Vodafone KK the only applicable service?
> What handset should I use for the demo?
> Is there a Symbian handset (N70?) that will run in USA and Tokyo? If
> so, that seems preferable. I could install the app here before I
> Otherwise, what? I read in the archives about the problems installing
> Symbian apps on the 702NK... By the way, I saw in the archives that
> Nick May was going to post a how-to on this, but I couldn't find it.
> Can someone point me to the unsis how-to?
> (Can I install a Symbian-signed app on 702NK?)
> Any other pointers or gotchas worth mentioning?
> Same questions for MIDP. Can I use, for example, a Sony Ericsson
> K750i on Vodafone KK?
> If not? Suggestions? (Does JBenchmark run on Vodafone KK handsets?
> Opera Minibrowser MIDlet? Handsets that run these would be good
> candidates for my demo...)
> Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
> Joe Bowbeer ~ joebowbeer.thruhere.net
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