At last, there is a true bluetooth phone for the Japanese market.
It is made by Toshiba for au (KDDI). It was just announced today.
And RBB Today has that story.
There were a few bluetooth phones (and PHS/PCS) in Japan. But most of them supported it as external option and even if they did, they were only supporting the dial-up and file/data transfer classes.
But that's only a third of what we expect from Bluetooth phones. The other 1/3 is the headset profile which is getting popular in the US/European market.
And then, there is the whole new possibility opened up by a software called Salling Clicker!.
Sure, Fujitsu is making bluetooth phone for DoCoMo but they are not disclosing which profile they will be supporting and I've been hearing rumors that they are not agressive supporter of bluetooth.
The bluetooth for the new A5504T is programmable from its BREW environment, so if they can get Jonas Salling interested, they will be the first cell phone in Japan to support Clicker. And it sure is a BIG DEAL.
Too bad the A5504T is not a CDMA 1x WIN, but it is a big winner for me at least ;-)