i-mode

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i-mode

The first Internet service for mobile phones. Introduced in Japan in 1999 by NTT DoCoMo, there were more than 10 million subscribers within two years. By 2008, there were more than 50 million with the vast majority in Japan.

i-mode provides e-mail, calendar, chat, games, news, as well as Web browsing to i-mode enabled websites. "Official" sites partner with DoCoMo and are found in the i-mode menu; however, there are tens of thousands of "unofficial" sites. i-mode is a proprietary system that uses a subset of HTML, known as Compact HTML (cHTML).

From 2G to 3G Speeds
i-mode was introduced when phones were still in the 2G development stage, and download speeds were as low as 9.6 Kbps. Speeds rose to 384 Kbps with 3G FOMA and 3.6 Mbps with FOMA High Speed. See FOMA, NTT DoCoMo and cellular generations.
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To download from iMenu: Press the iMode button > iMenu > Menu List > Mobile Phone Manufacturers > @F Mobile Phone Support Group
In 2007 allwords(sm) was launched by MCN in Japan as an outgrowth of its award-winning mobile search applications on NTT DoCoMo's iMode portal andwith Yahoo
All homes feature a level of luxury and comfort far beyond the usual: -- Open floor plans -- Charming seaside cottage decor -- Private porches with spectacular views -- Fully appointed gourmet kitchens with custom wood cabinetry, marble counters, stainless appliances -- 42-inch LCD TV in living area, 32-inch LCD TVs in bedrooms -- DVD/CD stereo system in living area, master and guest bedrooms -- Media suite with 37-inch LCD TV, Xbox 360, two Ultimate Game Chairs, Bose Surround Sound System -- Bedside iMode clock radio/iPod docking station -- Tiled floors -- Crown molding -- Original art -- Property-wide WI-FI high speed Internet access -- Premium cable TV service -- Daily trash removal and tidy service
Expands iMode search footprint in partnership with D2Communications, Japan's mobile marketing leader
It delivers rich WML, HTML, XHTML, CHTML content to 3G, iMode, GPRS and GSM networks as well as Wireless Lan.
Website owners are now using style-sheets to create mobile optimised sites - no need to rewrite for WAP or imode.
The FOMA F900iC is the world's first mobile phone that is compatible with iMode Felica technology, according to Fujitsu.
SK Telecom's iMode Melody Call service boasts 61,000 choices.
Whether you know it as iMode, mMode, or merely as the industry-standard browser for wireless devices, there's a reason why this technology holds the potential to vastly increase the reach and grasp of rich Web payload and deliver it to a population in pursuit of ultimate mobility.
LightSurf's MMS solutions integrate with existing Short Message Services (SMS), WAP, and iMODE infrastructure to support Visual Communications over all 2G, GPRS and 3G wireless networks in addition to wireline and broadband networks.
Support for multiple mobile devices -- including WAP Phones, IMODE, and PDA devices, and together with multiple gateways -- including the OpenWaves Up.
So that means we'll have to cover the Wireless Application Protocol, which is looking sick and should be dead any minute; Wireless Markup Language, which is to wireless devices what HyperText Markup Language is to web browsers; Generation 3 phones, which it looks like we'll skip; Generation 4 phones, which will be here Real Soon Now(TM), and, of course, iMode phones, which are used only in Japan.