Microsoft Japan holds Windows 10 Mobile event

Microsoft Japan holds Windows 10 Mobile event
During an event held in Japan today, Microsoft Japan president Takuya Hirano revealed the names of some companies that are going to be manufacturing handsets powered by Windows 10 Mobile. The companies include VAIO, Acer, NuAns, Thirdwave, Freetel and Mouse Computer. Some of those manufacturers brought along handsets to show off, and some of these models have already been introduced.

Tiny NuAns, with only 15 people in the company, brought along the NuAns NEO to the event. The phone was built from the ground up, and features a unique design with the lower half of the phone showing off a wood-like finish. Also appearing at the event was the Diginnos Mobile DG-W10M from Thirdwave. This model features a 5-inch display with a 720 x 1280 resolution. A quad-core CPU is under the hood, and the handset comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal, expandable storage. An 8MP camera is found in back, with a 2MP shooter in front for selfies and video chats. The phone supports 4G LTE connectivity.

VAIO brought a mock-up to the event, and said that its Windows Mobile 10 phone is under development. The device is expected to be for business users and will support Continuum. This unit won't see the light of day until early next year. Acer, on the other hand, displayed the Acer Liquid M330, a model it already unveiled last month. The handset carries a 4.5-inch LCD screen with a 480 x 854 resolution. The Snapdragon 210 SoC drives the device, carrying a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 304 GPU. 1GB of RAM is inside and an 8MP camera can be found on both sides of the phone. A fingerprint scanner is on the back. The Liquid M330 is expected to be released in December.

While Jenesis brought along a Windows 10 Mobile "reference model," Freetel came with the Katana 02. Already unveiled back in June, the unit is equipped with a 5-inch screen carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. The handset offers 23GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and is kept alive by a 2600mAh battery. The device will be priced at the equivalent of $250 USD.

Feel free to check out pictures of these devices by clicking on the slideshow, below.


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source: K-tai (translated) via GforGames

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Liquid M330
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1100 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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12 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Need Xperia X3 Windows Mobile resurrection.

3. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Jenesis is SkyNet. SkyNet is Jenesis.

2. NOKIAest1865

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

Wow! 23GB RAM! Talk about specs gap

4. Rydsmith unregistered

Damn, 23 GB of RAM ;-)

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

23 gigs of ram? This MUST be a typo. Uh, Alan? Please correct me if I'm wrong. I would really like to see some flagship spec'd Windows 10 for mobile handsets, as opposed to these low to mid-range spec'd handsets.

8. Subie

Posts: 2383; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

There is the HTC M8 for Windows. If HTC is willing to update it to 10 though.

9. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Well, it is part of the insider program, as well as being one of the only phones to get GDR2. Except the T-Mo version. Still waiting, T-mo....

10. Subie

Posts: 2383; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

One more reason why carriers need to be bypassed by the OS providers. Hope you get it.

11. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

It's not only the carriers that drag their feet with OS releases! That carrier stuff is only in the US. Most parts of the world sell unlocked devices and these also get neglected by the handset-manufacturers themselves. So I wouldn't just point my finger to "the carriers" but also at the handset-makers, particularly in the Android world. They are ALL the same: thieves and robbers!

6. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Would be nice to see more WM10 phones for the US.

7. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

Arent2Japanese people reach? Why such weak phones ? I mean budgets one?

12. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

They still use many 2G phone

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