The Japanese always seem to get the coolest technology before us. They even have singing humanoid robots there, too. That makes them pretty lucky, they don't have to judge terrible singers on shows like American Idol to find the next big star. They just build them -- like LEGO blocks.
In terms of the Samsung Galaxy S, we beat them to it. The Land of the Rising Sun is finally getting the smartphone on Oct 28 -- NTT DOCOMO is the carrier. The phone is bringing nothing new to the table in terms of specs, but will be supporting DOCOMO's sp-mode service. This enables users to access i-mode mail accounts. Sammy's device will also allow users to connect to DOCOMO's new e-book distribution service. Domo arigato! [NTT DOCOMO]