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LostinNagoyaApr. 20, 2014 - 12:52PM JST
Given that Samsung counts as "sold" all devices that were shipped from its plants to stores even if they're rest in storage - and not the paid devices by customers, as other companies do - S5 can "outsell" S4 easily with this booking trick. Samsung seems to be wrong in every way possible.
Posted in: Samsung exec says Galaxy S5 to outsell S4
LostinNagoyaApr. 19, 2014 - 03:57PM JST
Nice picture. Spring in Japan is gorgeous (minus the kafunsho thing, of course).
Posted in: Colorful carp
LostinNagoyaApr. 18, 2014 - 08:20AM JST
yes, rest the ugly, cheap-looking plastic case. LOL.
Posted in: Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge
LostinNagoyaApr. 17, 2014 - 11:25AM JST
I can't believe I just read above a comment saying that Android is better that iOS, because it's complicated...LOL. My gosh! Go figure these guys.
LostinNagoyaApr. 17, 2014 - 01:46AM JST
iPhones sell well in Japan because they are what Japanese people like: sophisticated, like all the luxury brands Japanese buyers love. Samsung is an ugly thing, it does have some nice points, but it looks cheap, and clunky. Not what Japanese peole want, or want to be seen with. As for marketing, Samsung invest hundreds of millions of dollars, but most times it shoots itself in the foot. Make a search for "samsung payola", the results are laughable. Most stars it pays to use Galaxies in front of cameras, are discovered using iPhones for real business. And there's this recent episode, that looks like from "American Dad": this basketball player is paid millions to be seen with a Galaxy on his hand, and he tweets from his iPhone blasting Samsung's Android for erasing all his contact without him touching the thing. Samsung had to dispatch a team to his house, LOL.
LostinNagoyaApr. 16, 2014 - 10:57AM JST
@Dutchduck: since when size is patented? However, tech search results are, something that Samsung shamelessly copies.
Posted in: Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone
LostinNagoyaApr. 16, 2014 - 10:48AM JST
Gogogo: get your act together: iPhone6 is a mere rumour 6 months ahead, and the Galaxy S5 was released in more than a dozen countries last Friday. Ugly, as usual.
LostinNagoyaApr. 15, 2014 - 12:33PM JST
In short: Samsung is ready to rip-off somebody else's idea. Beware, tech companies that invest billions in new tech, there's a vampire Korean company out there wanting your blood for free.
LostinNagoyaApr. 13, 2014 - 12:52PM JST
Posted in: Samsung Galaxy S5 makes global debut
LostinNagoyaApr. 10, 2014 - 12:39PM JST
Zaccheroni is well respected abroad, and he works well with European teams. However, Japan does need an South American coach: to teach players how to play unfairly (remember Maradona's "Fist of God"? That landed them the title). Yes, soccer is about a little bit of being ungracious, like kicking the rival when aiming at the ball. The way Japanese players are, well, playing, they look like kindengartens against junior high school players. They need to mature in a mainly way.
Posted in: Is Zaccheroni the right man for Japan?
LostinNagoyaApr. 08, 2014 - 04:02PM JST
@pandabelle: there's a chic, upscale restaurant between Sakae and Marunouchi subway stations, on a street parallel to Sakuradori, on the left side if you walk from downtown to Nagoya JR Station. I can't pinpoint it, but it's somewhere along 5 or 6 blocks, if I recall correctly. It's quite famous among the foreign community in Nagoya. Don't be so blind. Or silly. Will you?
Posted in: 'Japanese Only' banner sparks intolerance debate
LostinNagoyaApr. 08, 2014 - 03:50PM JST
@pointofview: it has been reported that such technology is not implanted on planes because it's too costly for the companies. Hopes are that after this accident, IATA makes it mandatory from now on.
Posted in: Sub hunting for source of 'pings' in plane search
LostinNagoyaApr. 08, 2014 - 03:39PM JST
I see some naive comments here. Being in Japan for more than 6 months and never seen a "Japanese Only" sign?? I lived in Nagoya, a fairly peaceful city, and I know of lots of places out of red light districts that have such signs. Not many, but enough to a not so big city as Nagoya. In restaurants, izakayas and the likes. And there's also the unwritten "Japanese Only" sign, the one when you're singled out in stores, trains. Or are simply denied service by staff.
LostinNagoyaApr. 05, 2014 - 01:29PM JST
The only thing that I do unconsciously that I learned from the Japanese habits is when I have to walk in front of someone and I use my hand upright, palm open, to sign I will walk thru. My friends don't understand this at all.
Posted in: You know you’ve been in Japan too long when…
LostinNagoyaApr. 05, 2014 - 12:56PM JST
Samsung, anti-theft solution?...irony at its best.
Posted in: Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones
LostinNagoyaApr. 05, 2014 - 12:54PM JST
Shame on you Rakuten, way too late...
Posted in: Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten halts whale meat sales
LostinNagoyaApr. 02, 2014 - 09:48AM JST
The design will be a winner, as always. But I doubt many Apple users will feel comfortable with a larger case.
Posted in: New iPhone 6 screens reported to enter production as early as May
LostinNagoyaApr. 02, 2014 - 09:30AM JST
Even before reading the comments I had the same thought as most did here: this photo is so Japanese, you could even infer that if the national banner was not there. It somehow reminded me of the paintings of Edvard Munch. Beautiful and deeply distubing.
Posted in: First day on the job
LostinNagoyaApr. 01, 2014 - 01:32PM JST
Three disgraceful World Cups in a row: amateur Brazilian organization, then troubled Russian politics and finally hot Qatar. What's next FIFA 2025 World Cup in North Korea? Joseph Blatter should be arrested for destroying the beautiful game. On topic, I wish Australia and USA could host 2018/2022.
Posted in: Japan ready to take over Qatar World Cup, JFA chief says
LostinNagoyaMar. 31, 2014 - 05:50AM JST
The Innovator Fruit vs The Thieve Harebol, epic...
Posted in: Apple and Samsung to renew patent battle in U.S. court
Apr. 21, 2014 - 11:41PM JST
For most of Japanese, PM's Yasukini visit is about freedom of religion vs. oppressive…
Posted in: Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine, but has no plans to visit
Apr. 21, 2014 - 11:39PM JST
I think Darknuts didnt really mean a sequel but some proper follow up in the series.…
Posted in: 'Final Fantasy VII' concert to be held in Tokyo this summer
Apr. 21, 2014 - 11:38PM JST
Certainly you can, but none have anything to do with the US
But US's actions and…
Posted in: Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats
Apr. 21, 2014 - 11:35PM JST
This reeks of extortion. But, afterall, it is China, so it's not all that surprising.
Posted in: China seizes Mitsui O.S.K. ship over unpaid wartime contract compensation
Apr. 21, 2014 - 11:33PM JST
Unfortunately, the media in Japan is s''t scared of breaking step with the government-the truth will…
Posted in: Foreign correspondents 'blindly swallowing' anti-Japanese propaganda, writer alleges