HTC introduces the world's first 5-inch 1080p smartphone in Japan, the HTC J Butterfly
News On Japan via Forbes -- Oct 18
Considering how few distinct products it produces, Apple gets a wildly disproportionate amount of attention for its smartphone releases. It is easy for us to forget in the U.S. that ours may not be the world's most advanced market for mobile. Arguably, Japan's is, and the new J Butterfly smartphone from HTC makes that point stunningly.
Sam Byford of The Verge reports on a hands-on preview of the device in Tokyo today, calling its inch full 1080p HD Super LCD 3 screen , "Truly a sight to behold." There have been rumors here about a 5-inch HTC phone for Verizon, but it looks like Japan will beat us to having a living room in our pockets.
With a 440 ppi screen, text on this Android device is crisp and super-retinal, and the quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon chip and 2GB of RAM should give it plenty of power, as should an oversize battery to keep up with all those pixels.
Tochigi prefectural police said Thursday that they are questioning a man in his 30s over the murder of a 7-year-old girl in December 2005. Japanese media quoted police as saying that the man, who was arrested for dealing in fake brand-name goods, has hinted at his involvement in the murder. (Japan Today )
People enjoy viewing the 15-meter snow walls of the Yuki no Otani (Great Snow Valley), along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route that passes through the Northern Japan Alps to link Toyama and Nagano prefectures. (The Japan News )
Tokyo prosecutors plan to look into whether a man, who has been arrested for allegedly vandalizing copies of Anne Frank's diary, is mentally competent to be held criminally responsible for his actions, informed sources said Wednesday. (Jiji Press )