Press Releases 2009

‘MOBILE WIDGET’ Compatible Handsets Top 1 Million

TOKYO, August 24, 2009 --- SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. (hereafter ‘SBM’) announced that its ‘MOBILE WIDGET’ compatible handsets exceeded one million as of August 22, 2009. The achievement comes approximately 9 months after the service launched on November 28, 2008.

MOBILE WIDGET is a service to display real-time information available on the Internet on the icon placed on the standby screen of a mobile handset. As many as 14 different models currently support this service and over 450 varieties of applications are available at ‘Widget Store’ to easily enjoy MOBILE WIDGET of all kinds. For immediate use of the service right after purchasing a new model, various applications are also preinstalled.

Compatible Handsets (14 models, as of August 24, 2009)

SOLAR HYBRID 936SH, THE PREMIUM WATERPROOF 935SH, mirumo 934SH, AQUOS SHOT 933SH, 932SH, FULLTOUCH 931SH, 931P, 930N, 832SH, 831SH, 831SH KT, GENT 831SH s, 830N, DM004SH*

  • *Disney Mobile handsets are distributed by SBM.

Access to Widget Store

  • Widget Store icon on compatible handset standby screen
  • Main Menu ⇒ Data Folder ⇒ Widget ⇒ (Widget Store)
  • *Menu tree structure is subject to handset model.

SBM will continue to expand its compatible handset lineup and services and aim to establish a full-fledged environment for widgets on mobile handset.


  • *SOLAR HYBRID and AQUOS SHOT are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sharp Corporation.
  • *Yahoo! and the “Yahoo!” or “Y!” logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. in the U.S.
  • *MOBILE WIDGET, THE PREMIUM, mirumo, FULLTOUCH and GENT are registered trademarks or trademarks of SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp.
  • *SOFTBANK, SOFTBANK's equivalent in Japanese and the SOFTBANK logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of SOFTBANK CORP. in Japan and other countries.
  • *The names of the companies, products and services used in this press release are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.
  • The information is true and accurate at the time of publication.
    Price, specification, contact and other information of products and service may be subjected to change. The information contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements.
  • SoftBank BB Corp., SoftBank Telecom Corp. and Ymobile Corporation merged into SoftBank Mobile Corp. on April 1, 2015. Please see below for pre-merger press releases from SoftBank BB Corp., SoftBank Telecom Corp., and Ymobile Corporation. SoftBank Mobile Corp. changed its company name to SoftBank Corp. on July 1, 2015.