A week in tech

A round-up of all the latest tech news.

Japan

MobileWireless

- NTT DoCoMo announced its new product, a new line of 3G mobile phones equipped with a walkie-talkie feature. The new series of phones will allow users to speak simultaneously with up to 19 other people by identifying those to be included in the call, a feature that simply asks the user to press a button, rather than dialing individual telephone numbers. The service is dubbed push-to-talk and is priced at 1,050 yen $9. The offering is the first of its kind in the country, although mobile operators in the US and Europe have offered the same service already. The phones...

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