Opera and Motorola powering KDDI’s high-tech au BOX for Japanese users

KDDI, Japan’s second largest mobile carrier, will soon introduce a new set-top box (aka STB) called “au BOX” and targeted at users who want to “enjoy music and video content downloaded via their TV sets on their au mobile phones”.

Built by Motorola, KDDI’s new set-top box uses Opera Devices 9 SDK. Thus, in addition to providing Japanese mobile users with multimedia content, it also enables them to enjoy the Web on the large display of a TV.


With au BOX, consumers can further purchase content and make use of video-on-demand services.

It’s not too clear yet how the handset-TV interaction will function via KDDI’s new set-top box, but this “accessory” seems to be a perfect fit for Japan’s advanced mobile phones.  

The au BOX will be commercially available for KDDI’s subscribers starting the 1st of November, for a price that was not unveiled yet.   

So, a trip to Japan, anyone?

Via Opera

Author: Ilinca Nita

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