A week in tech

A round-up of all the region''s tech news.

Japan

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- Japanese wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo has launched a service for smart-card handsets that allow customers to use their cellphones as a mobile wallet. The Felica system enables people to make bank withdrawal and credit card purchases and even check in for some airlines' flights. In this system, information is sent from the cellphone over NTT DoCoMo's own networks. Another way is for the data to be transmitted to a special reader attached to cash machines and cash registers. Phones introduced for the service include Fujitsu's F9001C, the first cellphone with an embedded smart card to work with DoCo...

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